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The Institute for Policy Research marks its 50th year in the 2018–2019 academic year. Looking back to its founding, what made IPR the dynamic research hub it is today? Looking forward to the next half century, what of its legacy will shape the path ahead?
Terri Sabol

IPR developmental psychologist Terri Sabol examines how classrooms, families, and neighborhoods each play a role in a child’s development.
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Subtle Racial and Political Discrimination in College Admissions

IPR political scientist James Druckman finds that politically engaged African Americans receive fewer responses when requesting information about college admissions.
Mesmin Destin
Mesmin Destin Wins Early Career Award

IPR social psychologist Mesmin Destin received the 2019 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology.
Jocelyn Samuels lecturing
Distinguished Public Policy Lecture:
Jocelyn Samuels

Join IPR and the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing for a lecture by Jocelyn Samuels, director of UCLA's Williams Institute, on Feb. 20. She will lecture on "LGBT Rights: Threats and Opportunities." RSVP here.
"When a woman or man violates these preferences,
she or he can be penalized in terms of evaluation by the public .... Women are disliked when they are cold and unfriendly, and men are disrespected when they are weak and fearful."
Awards & Honors
IPR health psychologist Greg Miller, finance professor and IPR associate Paola Sapienza, and professor and founding chair of medical social sciences and IPR associate David Cella were named 2018 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science.

Edward Brooks, an IPR graduate research assistant, received the American Geophysical Union 2018 Natural Hazards Graduate Research Award. The award recognizes “promising young scientists  for outstanding contributions achieved during their PhD research” based on the impact—or potential impact—of their research on the field.
More Awards and Honors
Working Papers
Fetal Shock or Selection? The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Human Capital Development
(WP-18-15) by Brian Beach, Joseph Ferrie, and Martin Saavedra. 

The Limits of Policy Feedback as a Party-Building Tool
(WP-18-16) by Daniel Galvin and Chloe Thurston

Guns and Violence: The Enduring Impact of Crack Cocaine Markets on Young Black Males
(WP-18-17) by William Evans, Craig Garthwaite, and Timothy Moore
More Working Papers
Upcoming Events
February 11: "The Political Development of Asset Inequality in the United States," by Chloe Thurston (IPR/Political Science)

February 13: "Simulating for Uncertainty with Interrupted Timeseries Designs” by Luke Miratrix (Harvard)

February 18: "So It's Effective. Now What? Implementation Science on Scale-Out of Effective eHealth Programs," by Brian Mustanski (Feinberg/IPR)

February 20: Distinguished Public Police Lecture, Jocelyn Samuels (The Williams Institute, UCLA), "LGBT Rights: Threats and Opportunities." Please register here

February 25: "Shifting Resettlement Strategies from Survival to Investment in the Future Through the Refugee Knowledge Hub: An Evanston Case Study," by Galya Ben-Arieh (Political Science/IPR)

February 27: "A Practitioners' Guide to Intent-to-Treat Effects from Multisite (Blocked) Individually Randomized Trials: Estimands, Estimators, and Estimates," by Michael J. Weiss (MDRC)

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