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

Celebrating CMC’s 75th Anniversary – A Look at Majors Over Time

  Article by Daniel Krasemann and Angelina Astillero As we celebrate Claremont McKenna College’s 75th Anniversary, we take a look at the history of student majors since the school’s inception in 1946. This exciting anniversary gives us an opportunity to explore student demand for particular subjects and how this demand has changed over time. CMC’s

Overdose Deaths Spike During COVID-19 Pandemic

Article by Julia Garbee ’22.   Addiction is a disease that thrives in isolation. The long-term isolation and economic devastation triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic largely contributed to exacerbated drug use. Overdose fatalities, which were already on the rise pre-pandemic, became more frequent due to these pandemic stressors and treatment shortages. More than 54,000 Americans

35 years ago this summer: The Founding of the Lowe Institute

By: Julia Garbee, ‘22 This summer marks the 35th anniversary of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy. Since its founding, the Institute has championed student involvement in economic research. In the mid 1980’s, CMC President Jack Stark wished to expand the number of research institutes. Noting the absence of an institute focused on economics, Stark