Trade Dependency and a Post-Russian Invasion Stock Market

Article by Nicolas De Mello and Anya Syed When news of Russia’s encroachment into Ukrainian territory began, the global stock market immediately responded. Meanwhile, countries rushed to impose sanctions and called diplomatic meetings to address the dire situation. By early March, 141 countries had condemned Russia for its invasion at the UN and vowed to

The Pandemic’s Partisan Divide

  The Pandemic’s Partisan Divide By Julia Garbee “There simply was not a strong partisan pattern to Covid during the first year that it was circulating in the U.S … Then the vaccines arrived,” a December 2021 NPR article claimed. While it is true that Republicans are vaccinated at lower rates than Democrats, are vaccinations

What Factors Explain Recidivism?

Article by Daniel Krasemann April 1st marks the start of Second Chance Month. President Joe Biden addressed the nation and emphasized that the United States is a country of second chances. With over half a million people released from prison every year, Biden properly acknowledges the importance of promoting second chances. Furthermore, 70 million Americans suffer

The Impact of GDP shocks on Fertility Rates

Article by Nicolas De Mello The Impact of GDP shocks on Fertility Rates Covid-19 has introduced unknowns into our day-to-day lives and has created numerous economic difficulties. In 2020, most of the world suffered negative economic shocks as the uncertainty of a new disease stunned human societies and resulted in significant GDP downturns for many

COVID-19 and the Underlying Political Impact on the Public Education System

Article by Kara Hagler COVID-19 and the Underlying Political Impact on the Public Education System When COVID-19 hit the United States in the spring of 2020, many schools switched to remote learning for the remainder of that school year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, public schools had to implement various policies regarding social distancing and

A Study of Low-Income Communities and School-to-Prison Pipelines

Article by Julia Garbee A Study of Low-Income Communities and School-to-Prison Pipelines “School-to-prison pipeline” is a term coined by civil-rights advocates for the close relationship between school discipline and the criminal justice system. Attending a school with a high suspension rate could mean a 15% to 20% higher likelihood of a child being incarcerated as

The Race to Vaccinate against COVID-19

Article by Anya Syed The COVID-19 pandemic has made global inequalities woefully apparent. However, the disparity in vaccination rate has been the most startling. How exactly have developing countries been disadvantaged? In particular, has the race to vaccinate left developing countries behind? Analysis conducted by the Lowe Institute considers these questions.  To investigate, we consider

Intergenerational Mobility Analysis of the Forbes 400 List

  Article by Kara Hagler The “Great Gatsby Curve”, coined by former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, Alan Krueger, shows that countries with higher income inequality also typically have lower intergenerational income mobility. In this article, I study mobility at the very top of the wealth distribution in the US using the Forbes