CASBSThe new @yalepress book by two-time CASBS fellow (1977-78, 2017-18) & renowned historian Carolyn Merchant, arguing for replacing the Age of Anthropocene with a new Age of Sustainability, has entered the Center's renowned Ralph W. Tyler Collection!
“City Rising: Youth & Democracy” follows the stories of youth leaders, allies and organizations as they challenge institutional and systemic...
CASBSTonight @KCET: Check out "City Rising: Youth & Democracy" - CASBS fellow Veronica Terríquez served as a consultant to the program, exploring "the history of youth participating in the civic arena and its impact today."
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 was awarded jointly to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson "for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats".
CASBSCongratulations to two-time former CASBS fellow PAUL MILGROM (1991-92, 1998-99) and former CASBS fellow ROBERT WILSON (1977-78), co-winners of the 2020 NOBEL PRIZE in Economic Sciences!
The seemingly intractable problem of racial inequality in the United States – despite periods of tremendous progress – is evident in numerous measures of disparity (poverty rates, educational achievement, household net worth, homicide and...
The SSRC’s Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants support innovative research projects that deploy remote research methods to shed light on both the short- and potential long-term effects of Covid-19 across a range of issues.
CASBSCongrats to CASBS fellow @Prof_PSingh on winning a @ssrc_org rapid-response grant!
Prerna is PI for the project "How an Inclusive Nationalism Can Prevent the Scapegoating of Ethnic Minorities during the Covid-19 Pandemic in India"
Redistricting—the constitutionally mandated, decennial redrawing of electoral district boundaries—can distort representative democracy. An adept map drawer can elicit a wide range of election outcomes just by regrouping voters (see the figure). When...
CASBSTo draw fair electoral redistricting maps, let's leverage strengths & minimize weaknesses of both #AI & human intelligence. Let's collaborate w/machines.
2019-20 CASBS fellow @wktc explains what this means in this crisp coauthored @ScienceMagazine piece
Pessimism is a particularly useful strategy in making decisions when it comes to long-term survival, even when it can seem "irrational," researchers say.
CASBS“Any time where you have to avoid zero, pessimism will pay off, because you’d rather leave money on the table than run the risk of going extinct.”
Great work by 2015-16 CASBS fellow @juemos that extends back to his fellowship year! @FuturityNews
Epidemiologist Sherman James outlines the hypothesis behind John Henryism - the idea that high-effort coping with expectations of achievement amid poverty or segregation can result in serious damage to the striver's health.
CASBSAre you familiar w/the John Henryism hypothesis?
Get familiar. 2018-19 CASBS fellow Sherman James is THE definitive intellectual force behind it.
Listen to this stellar audio conversation w/Sherman @socscispace
When the Trump presidency ends, and the toll of years of toxicity and mismanagement becomes clear, we are going to need some guidance.
CASBSA 1968-69 fellow, Albert Hirschman "went to CASBS in search of understanding." The result: "Exit, Voice, and Loyalty," published in 1970
In @PublicBooks Jeremy Adelman explores the contemporary relevance of this "classic in the history of human sciences"
Stanley Lieberson wrestled with the problem of causation throughout his prodigious research career, but nowhere more ingeniously than in A Matter of Taste.
CASBSNEXT in our partnership w/@PublicBooks
"A Matter of Taste," a book Stanley Lieberson wrote partially as a 1995-96 CASBS fellow, is "a gift to social science," writes 1999-00 CASBS fellow Harvey Molotch.
Why? Molotch explains in this terrific essay
As the coronavirus crisis expands, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would "pressure" governors to open schools in time for the beginning of the coming school year.
CASBSOn potential federal cuts to education:
"Most federal money goes to low-income kids, so any cuts would hurt that slice of the school population. Not going to hurt rich school districts. It's pretty perverse." -fmr CASBS fellow Martin Carnoy
Connective labor provides people with dignity, but it’s becoming increasingly unequal.
CASBSThe distribution & conduct of what fmr CASBS fellow @allison_pugh calls "connective labor" - in addition to positive impacts on learning & healing - can provide people w/a form of dignity that resists measurement & mechanization, as she writes @NoemaMag