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How to improve health care affordability in California

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:20:15 +0000

California can do an even better job in terms of making health care affordable and accessible, a new report says.

Haas Startup Squad connects MBA students to Skydeck

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:43:59 +0000

Fighting misogyny in economics: Alice Wu, take a bow

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:02:22 +0000

Alice Wu, whose undergraduate honors paper exposed gender inequities in the economics, is getting kudos for her impact on the field

Berkeley Law experts weigh in on the new tax law

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:11:12 +0000

Berkeley Law professors Mark Gergen and Alan Auerbach, two of the nation’s leading tax law and policy experts, are giving mixed reviews to the sweeping new bill that President Trump signed recently. They predict eventual corrective action.

Potholes or pocketbook? California voters decry road problems and the gas tax aimed at repairing them

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:35:24 +0000

Californians not keen on road conditions, but are even cooler on a gas tax to fund repairs.

Poll finds which candidates voters favor for California’s June 2018 primary

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:33:57 +0000

Newsom, Feinstein lead in gubernatorial and senate races coming up next June.

Poll shows chilly, partisan reception to Republican tax plan by California voters

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:06:06 +0000

A new IGS poll shows Californians, like most Americans, aren't feeling the love for the GOP tax bill

California minimum wage hike, savings plan will boost retirement incomes, reduce poverty

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:20:54 +0000

UC Berkeley Labor Center research shows additional Social Security benefits resulting from California's minimum wage law’s implementation, combined with the state’s Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, can increase young low- and middle-income workers’ retirement income by about 50 percent, compared to baseline Social Security benefits.

Pioneering new course looks at business, tech, and law surrounding blockchain

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:07:29 +0000

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business in spring offers a cross-listed class in this potentially disruptive technology to business, engineering and law students

Urban Displacement Project expands, updates its Northern California maps

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:28:24 +0000

Urban Displacement Project expands its research into housing pressures experienced throughout Bay Area and into the Valley

Study: California’s progressive policies don’t hurt jobs, economy

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:52:32 +0000

The report looks at the impacts of the state’s minimum wage increases, increased access to health insurance, reduction of carbon emissions and higher taxes on the wealthy.

Berkeley economist leads petition drive to fight pervasive misogyny

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:00:44 +0000

A senior thesis calling out sexism on an economics jobs site spurs a Berkeley economist to lead pushback from across the profession

NSF awards support Berkeley data science institute, national workshops

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:07:28 +0000

National funding recognizes Berkeley's leadership in data science education

Professor looks at Oakland: hip and at high risk for another big blaze

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:25:36 +0000

The odds are high that Oakland could experience yet another devastating wildfire, warns a professor in the College of Environmental Design.

Report outlines cybersecurity threats for Olympics, other sporting events

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:56:05 +0000

The digital technologies that enhance sporting events also carry risks, the study warns

Schools poll: Californians worry about tougher immigration enforcement, favor less stress on tests

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

California voters reveal a compassionate streak in a new poll on K-12 school issues.

How some are closing compensation gap for pre-K teachers

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:00:10 +0000

Researchers examine how some states and cities are working to reduce the compensation gap for early childhood education teachers.

Economist John Letiche dies at age 98

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:13:00 +0000

Economics professor emeritus John Letiche has passed away at the age of 98.

Poll: California voters worry about housing costs, consider packing up

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:59:45 +0000

Affordable housing has become such a serious problem that 56 percent of California voters surveyed for a new poll say they've contemplated moving.