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May is National Mental Health Month, and IPR faculty are making vital progress in diagnosing, understanding, and addressing mental health conditions. Their interdisciplinary research has key practical and policy implications. 

Annette D'Onofrio
Linguistics scholar and IPR associate Annette D'Onofrio studies how speech defines our perceptions of ourselves and others.
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Accuracy Versus Cost in the 2020 Census

In a recent working paper, statisticians Bruce Spencer and Zachary Seeskin weigh the importance of taking an accurate census count versus the financial expense of gathering information for the census.
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CAB 2019: Old Friends and New Ideas

More than 100 scholars and graduate students from the Midwest gathered on Northwestern University’s Evanston Campus on May 3 for the 13th annual Chicago Area Political and Social Behavior Workshop (CAB).
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New IPR Research:
May 2019

Check out some of the latest research from IPR faculty researchers, including how college graduation is linked to minority student health, and re-evaluating how we measure partisan polarization.
"Experiences that you have as you grow up shape the biochemistry of your genes in altering their structure and function. So to me, the whole nature and nurture thing totally breaks down. Genes cannot function in a vacuum. Similarly, environments can’t have effects on our bodies and health independently of their impact on the genome without shaping patterns of gene expression." 
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IPR@50 Conference

Register now for "IPR@50: The Next 50 Years of Policy Research" on June 6–7. The conference will take place on Northwestern's Evanston Campus with a series of thematic panels featuring IPR faculty researchers. Topics to be discussed include “Breakthroughs in Policy Measurement,” “How Experience Becomes Biology,” and “Community Partnerships Produce Better Services and Research.”
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IPR@50: The Fourth Decade (1999–2008)

In the 2000s, IPR continued its focus on key social policy issues around poverty and crime. During these years, IPR also built on its strong interdisciplinary structure to elevate education policy to a formal research area and launch two innovative research centers.
Working Papers
Preferred Pharmacy Networks and Drug Costs (WP-18-27)
Amanda Starc and Ashley Swanson

Meta-Analysis of Field Experiments Shows Significantly More Racial Discrimination in Job Offers Than in Callbacks (WP-18-28)
Lincoln Quillian, John Lee, and Mariana Oliver

Long Time Out: Unemployment and Joblessness in Canada and the United States (WP-18-29)
Kory Kroft, Fabian Lange, Matthew Notowidigdo, and Matthew Tudball
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Upcoming Events
May 20: "Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Under Ambiguity" by Charles F. Manski (IPR/Economics)

May 21: "Measuring Performance in Universities: Political Ambitions and Practical Experiences" by Christoph Badelt (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

May 23–24: "Yidan Prize Conference Series, The Americas" with Larry Hedges (IPR/Statistics) and Anant Agarwal (MIT)

May 30: "Incentivized Peer Referrals for Tuberculosis Screening: Evidence from India" by Jessica Goldberg (University of Maryland)

June 6–7: IPR@50: The Next 50 Years of Policy Research
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