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As President-Elect Biden continues to fill out his new administration, policy priorities are taking shape. IPR asked its experts what policy advice they would offer to the new administration based on their research. “These proposals highlight the breadth and depth of the work we do at IPR,” said Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, IPR director and economist. 

Faculty Spotlight
Sally Nuamah

IPR social policy expert Sally Nuamah advocates for feminist schools and studies school closures. “If you only measure success in terms of them completing or graduating or even getting A’s, then that’s an incomplete picture of the purpose of educating girls,” she said.
Research News
The Pandemic's Widening Gender Gap

U.S. working women were hit particularly hard by unemployment when the coronavirus shut down the economy. In a working paper, economist and IPR associate Matthias Doepke explains how the job losses could widen the gender wage gap, which may not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2020.
Diversity as an Educational Value 

IPR sociologist Anthony Chen examines the history of affirmative action in higher education. He finds, through historical records dating back to the 1960s, that the push for greater diversity in education started before the 1978 Supreme Court decision Regents of California v. Bakke. 
Hannes Schwandt Earns '40 under 40' Distinction

IPR economist Hannes Schwandt was named to Capital magazine's “Young Elite - the Top 40 under 40” this year in the society and science category.  The German business publication recognizes those who have had success and impacted 
their fields. 
Recent IPR Faculty Research

Recent IPR research includes studies looking at racial discrimination around the globe, how parents can monitor their children's internet use, and the importance of economic factors to President Trump's victory in the 2016 election. 
Faculty Opinion

"It has been a long haul and restricting behaviors on
individuals becomes more and more difficult."

 
—James Druckman
COVID Surge Tied to Indoor Socializing (paywall)
Crain's Chicago
Working Papers
How Do Partisans Navigate Intra-Group Dissent? Leadership, Partisanship, and the Limits of Democratic Accountability (WP-20-17)
Alexandra Filindra and Laurel Harbridge-Yong

Party Domination and Base Mobilization: Donald Trump and Republican Party Building in a Polarized Era (WP-20-18) 
Daniel Galvin

Parental Monitoring and Children's Internet Use: The Role of Information, Control, and Cues (WP-20-19) 
Francisco Gallego, Ofer Malamud, and Cristian Pop-Eleches

Bounding the Predictive Values of COVID-19 Antibody Tests (WP-20-20) 
Charles F. Manski

A Public Health Framework for COVID-19 Business Liability (WP-20-21) 
Daniel Hemel and Daniel Rodriguez
More Working Papers
Upcoming Events
IPR's events for the winter 2021 quarter will be held online. Registration is required to join. You can always find the latest event information by visiting our online calendar. 

Jan. 11: "Before Bakke: The Hidden History of the Diversity Rationale" 
Anthony Chen (IPR/ Sociology)

Jan. 25: "Moving from Buzzwords to Evidence for Educational Policy and Practice"
Mesmin Destin (IPR/ Psych/ SESP)
 
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