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Atlanta Federal Reserve President Reflects on Efforts to Combat Inflation 


Rising rents, distressing dinner tabs, climbing gas prices, and other signs of stubborn inflation are topics top of mind for U.S. voters less than a month away from midterm elections.

At an October 5 IPR Distinguished Lecture, Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, outlined the reasons behind the nation’s surging inflation, what research and history show about combatting it, and the Federal Reserve’s efforts to build an economy that works for everyone.

Watch the video.

Special Lecture

Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male is Struggling

Richard Reeves, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will discuss his new book, Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It, in a fireside chat with IPR Director and economist Diane Schanzenbach on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 4 p.m. in Hardin Hall. Register to attend this in-person event.

Research News

New Collaboration Will Establish Resource Hub to Develop STEM Education Research

IPR statisticians Elizabeth Tipton and Larry Hedges are partnering with the American Institutes for Research, Morgan State University, and Georgia State University on a national effort to support STEM education research, including expanding participation by historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs) in research and developing the STEM workforce.

Faculty Research in Brief

New research from IPR faculty investigates racial inequalities in birth weight among college-educated mothers, whether the access of wealthy donors and corporations to members of Congress translates into legislative action, and the connection between money sanctions and housing instability.

Governors' Approval Ratings Hold Steady Before November Elections

Twenty-eight governors, 15 Republicans and 13 Democrats, will be up for re-election in November, and a new survey conducted by IPR political scientist James Druckman and his colleagues reveals how they might fare in their bids for another term.

Faculty Insights

"Prominent Michigan Democrats are moving reproductive rights to the center of their campaigns, testing the potency of an issue that has put Republican candidates on defensive for the first time in years."

Peter Slevin
Roe vs. Trump in the Michigan Midterms
The New Yorker
Working Papers

IPR currently has 45 new working papers in its series for the year, covering topics such as the relationship between conspiracy beliefs and depressive symptoms, trends in hiring discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities in six Western countries, and how voters use partisanship in deciding whether candidates fulfill their campaign promises. Our working paper newsletter highlights the newest additions, but you can always view and download all of IPR’s working papers from our website. You can sign up to receive notification of our working papers here.
IPR Working Papers

All IPR events are being held in person this quarter. You can always find the latest event information by visiting our online calendar.

Oct. 24: “Twenty-Five Years of Health Services Research Using Illinois Hospital Data”
Joe Feinglass (Feinberg/IPR)

Oct. 31: “The American Death Problem”
Hannes Schwandt (IPR/SESP)

Nov. 3: “Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It”
Richard Reeves (Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution)
Registration required for this in-person event.

Nov. 7: “Stereotypes About Adolescence: Cultural Differences, Consequences, and Intervention”
Yang Qu (SESP/IPR)

Nov. 14: “IPR 2022 Midterm Elections Panel: Analysis and Discussion”
Stephanie Edgerly (IPR/Medill), Laurel Harbridge-Yong (IPR/Political Science), Erik Nisbet (Communications/IPR), and moderated by James Druckman (IPR/Political Science)

Nov. 28: “The Spillover Effects of Capital Trials on Prosecutorial Case Management”
Alexander Lundberg (Feinberg/IPR)

More IPR Events
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