RIIPL Openings Spring 2017

RIIPL is looking for highly skilled, motivated junior economists and data scientists. Fellows will work closely with faculty investigators on research projects which apply data science and econometric skills to policy questions. Projects apply a wide range of methodologies to questions in Behavioral Economics, Public Economics, Education, Health and Industrial Organization and Environmental Economics.  To read […]

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Can We Save Retirement: What the US and other countries can learn about social security reform.

“On the website of the interest group that represents American retirees, there’s palpable concern about the future. The vast majority of Americans haven’t saved enough in their retirement accounts to cover their expenses after they finish working.” ChicagoBoothReview RIIPL Director Justine Hastings’ research in Mexico, cited in the article, holds clues to possible solutions for […]

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RIIPL Posts New Research

A new study by Justine Hastings and Jesse Shapiro of Brown  University and the Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL) finds that (1) every $100 in SNAP benefits leads to between $50 and $60 extra dollars of food spending each month; (2) an equivalent amount of cash benefits would lead to much smaller increases in […]

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