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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saudi, Iranian students come together for entrepreneurship course

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:11:06 +0000

New two-week course at Berkeley-Haas this month focused on a mix of business people from Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, a third of them women.

UC tops list of universities granted U.S. patents

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 23:40:22 +0000

The University of California ranked first in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2015, according to a report by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

California county health programs yield high returns

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:00:00 +0000

Returns on investment for county public health program expenditures in California exceed those of other medical care expenditures, according to a new study by a UC Berkeley economist