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Berkeley scholars chosen for 2017 Carnegie fellowships

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:32 +0000

(image) Rucker Johnson of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Katerina Linos of Berkeley law are among 35 recipients nationwide



Conference to examine future of higher education

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:09:40 +0000

(image) A free conference on Friday takes a look at the future of higher education, from the angles of disinvestment in higher education as well as investing in it, and the individual value of higher education.



Renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:00:08 +0000

(image) Strategic siting of wind and solar farms can reduce need for fossil fuel and hydropower



Wages low, injuries high for emergency medical workers, study says

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:00:10 +0000

(image) EMS jobs in the private sector found to lag well behind their public-sector counterparts in terms of quality, compensation and career advancement opportunities



Berkeley among top U.S. universities for upward mobility

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:34:27 +0000

(image) University of California campuses, including UC Berkeley, rank high on new mobility report card for U.S. colleges



Crowdfunding expands innovation financing to underserved regions

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:17:12 +0000

(image) As Kickstarter funds startups outside of Silicon Valley, venture capital has followed, new research shows



Research zeroing in on Fresno shows $15 California minimum wage will have big impact on pay, none on jobs

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:40:39 +0000

(image) Labor experts look at Fresno County in analysis of impacts on workers, their families and employment



Turning up the thermostat in tropics shows promise for energy and comfort

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Slightly upping office temperatures and equipping workers with smart fans can save significantly on energy costs while maintaining employee comfort



New research charts surging income inequality in United States

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:39:21 +0000

(image) The income share of the top 1 percent in the U.S. is now almost twice as large as the bottom 50 percent's, economists find



Researchers warn of financial risks in retirement jobs

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:30:34 +0000

(image) Researchers reveal hidden tax penalties and conclude that Uncle Sam is inducing Boomers to leave the job market



In San Jose, higher minimum wage had modest impact on diners’ tabs, none on jobs

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:29:04 +0000

(image) What happened when the so-called Capitol of Silicon Valley raised the minimum wage for its low-wage workforce? Researchers take a look.



Unlocking government administrative data with new California Policy Lab

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

(image) The California Policy Lab will partner with government agencies to link administrative data, allowing major longitudinal analyses on economic, social service, education and criminal justice systems, and more.



Clean vehicle rebates benefit wealthy, white Californians, study finds

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Researchers cite complex reasons for why whiter, wealthier Californians benefit most from the state's program offering rebates for low-emission vehicles.



New Opportunity Lab to focus on policy for poverty, inequality

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Berkeley economist Christina Romer thinks new Opportunity Lab's "good, policy-oriented research” can help solve current political dysfunction.



Research links voting to desire for social standing, discomfort with lying

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:00:32 +0000

(image) A group of economists have found some interesting motives and values for votes.



United Arab Emirates enlists Berkeley on path to happier workers, more positive country

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Berkeley is sharing its expertise with government workers in the Middle East



Study says state bond measure should refocus discussion of school construction funding

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:45:16 +0000

(image) California's Proposition 51 offers a new starting point for conversation on how to better address K-12 facilities funding issues, says UC Berkeley study.



Berkeley-Haas looks at the red-hot cannabis industry

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:01:11 +0000

(image) As more states consider legalizing marijuana, and legal sales soar, Berkeley-Haas is set to publish one of the first business school case studies on a cannabis enterprise



In startup sweepstakes, it’s Cal vs. Stanford

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 22:17:56 +0000

(image) Latest analysis shows world's top universities for entrepreneurs are Stanford and Cal



Soda tax linked to drop in sugary beverage drinking in Berkeley

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:00:10 +0000

(image) Study shows 21 percent drop in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages