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Professor Erin Strumpf on who dies in car crashes
Mortality rates from driving have generally been going down in the United States and Canada. But Prof. Erin Strumpf’s research on the income and other characteristics of crash victims shows that the likelihood of dying varies across social groups, as this story from the Washington Post explains.
Professor Chris Ragan's new effort to Align Economic and Environmental Aspirations
Fiscal policies that impact the environment beyond the academic.
Ragan says we need smart tolls on our bridges, Read Article.
Professor Sonia Laszlo on what’s needed to deal with the Ebola crisis
Medicine and military alone will not save world from Ebola.
Professor Emerita Polanyi Levitt Recipient of the Order of Canada in 2014
Congratulations to Professor Emerita Kari Polanyi Levitt, longtime member of the Economics Department, for being awarded the Order of Canada in June 2014. She was honoured for her contributions to the establishment of international development studies as an interdisciplinary academic field and for her research on political economy in the Caribbean.
She joins fellow Department member Professor Jean-Marie Dufour, who was appointed to the Order in 2008.
From Research to Policy:
President Obama’s new focus on the long-term unemployed relies on research by Kory Kraft (Toronto), Fabian Lange (McGill), Matthew J. Notowidigdo (Chicago): Duration Dependence And Labor Market Conditions: Evidence From A Field Experiment.