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2020: A Year Like No Other

2020 was a year in which we saw the unrelenting spread and devastation of the coronavirus, George Floyd’s death and Black Lives Matter protests, a turbulent presidential election amidst entrenched political divisiveness, misinformation and disinformation, growing disparities, deadly gun violence, and a widening recession. Across IPR’s top content of the year, seven key research themes emerged: food insecurity, poverty, racial disparities, policing and violence, politics, education, and, of course, the pandemic itself.   

Craig Garfield

Faculty Spotlight

Craig Garfield

Pediatrician and IPR associate Craig Garfield discovered his research calling as a stay-at-home dad. He realized that he, his fellow pediatricians, and the medical establishment largely ignored the role of fathers in their children’s lives and the impact of children on fathers’ health and lives. 

Nurse administering a vaccine

Research News

As Biden Seeks to Vaccinate 100 Million Americans, Researchers Offer Insights Into How to Succeed

As President Joe Biden promises to vaccinate more than 100 million Americans by the end of his first 100 days in office, new research by IPR political scientist James Druckman offers several critical insights for those in charge of managing such a massive national public health effort.

The Cost of School Shootings

In a new study, IPR economists Molly Schnell and Hannes Schwandt find that students do not just “bounce back” from experiencing school shootings, and they are affected across the board—no matter their race, gender, or socioeconomic status.

Tipped over bottle of pills

Recent Faculty Research

Read recent IPR research including studies examining why unemployment was not the cause of the opioid crisis, how teachers can humanize relationships with Black students, and how to conduct education research during the COVID-19 era. 

Faculty Opinion

"The context of the pandemic and the needs of their constituents may lead Republicans to be willing to work with Biden and the Democrats on vaccine and pandemic recovery legislation—even if they oppose the levels of spending proposed by Biden."
—Laurel Harbridge-Yong
Does Biden Really Think Republicans Will Work With Him?
Working Papers

Males at the Tales: How Socioeconomic Status Shapes the Gender Gap (WP-20-22)
David Autor, David Figlio, Krzysztof Karbownik, Jeffrey Roth, and Melanie Wasserman

Didn't the College Premium Rise Everywhere? Employment Protection and On-the-Job Investment in Skills(WP-20-23) 
Matthias Doepke and Ruben Gaetani

High Seroprevalence for SARS-CoV-2 Among Household Members of Essential Workers Detected Using a Dried Blood Spot Assay (WP-20-24) 
Thomas McDade, Elizabeth McNally, Aaron Zelikovich, Richard D’Aquila, Brian Mustanski, Aaron Miller, Lauren Vaught, Nina Reiser, Elena Bogdanovic, Katherine Fallon, and Alexis Demonbreun

Statistical Decision Properties of Imprecise Trials Assessing COVID-19 Drugs (WP-20-25) 
Charles F. Manski and Aleksey Tetenov

Civic Capital and Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic (WP-20-26) 
John Barrios, Efraim Benmelech, Yael Hochberg, Paola Sapienza, and Luigi Zingales
More Working Papers

IPR's events for the winter 2021 quarter will be held online. Registration is required to joinYou can always find the latest event information by visiting our online calendar. 

Feb. 1: "Building a More Open Justice System" by Rachel Davis Mersey (UT Austin/ IPR) and Adam Pah (Kellogg)

Feb. 8: "Socioeconomic Disparities in Health: Costs of Upward Mobility?" by Edith Chen (IPR/ Psych) 

Feb. 15: "Network Canvas: A Tool for Capturing Complex Data to Understand Social and Contextual Drivers of Health" by Michelle Birkett (Feinberg/ IPR) 

Feb. 22: "All Gloom and Doom? Income and Earnings of U.S. Millennials During Young Adulthood" by Christine Percheski (IPR/ Sociology)

You can always find the latest event information by visiting our online calendar. 
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