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Chloe East on SNAP’s Role in Easing Food Insecurity

Oct. 19, 2022

The largest and most important of the federal programs addressing food insecurity is SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The program helps feed more than 42 million Americans each month. Two-thirds of the people participating in the program are children, over 65 or people with disabilities. “SNAP has become the...

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Chloe N. East Responds to Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Decision

July 14, 2022

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that has for decades affirmed the right to abortion, only some states across the country will still protect access. “I do not think that voting or donating is enough anymore. The reality is the...

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Hani Mansour Comments on Impacts of Legislation Requiring Pay Scales in Job Ads

May 11, 2022

Some HR departments are still scrambling to comply with requirements that became effective January 1, 2021, as part of the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, (C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.), which requires employers to include compensation in job posting. Says Economics Professor Hani Mansour, "It's creating a lot...

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Insight into Skyrocketing Home Prices from Andrew Friedson

March 31, 2022

Andrew Friedson, Associate Professor of Economics, said a notable shortage of new homes coming on the market can cause price spikes, creating a sort of self-fulfilling collective psychology. “Prices are made up, right?” Friedson said. “If what you have is realtors convincing a critical mass of people to bid very...

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Daniel Rees Analysis On Impacts of Marijuana Legalization Cited

Nov. 25, 2021

Earlier this year, Economics Professor Daniel Rees, with a colleague from Montana State University, performed a comprehensive review of public health consequences of cannabis legalization, encompassing dozens of published studies. On traffic safety, they found that “road safety improves when medical marijuana is legalized,” noting cannabis as a beneficial substitute...

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New Research on State Incentive Impacts on Vaccination Rate from Andrew Friedson

Oct. 28, 2021

None of the 19 states that implemented statewide COVID-19 vaccine lotteries this summer saw an increase in vaccination rates as a result of the incentive programs, according to a study published this month in Jama Health Forum . The study is the first to examine the effectiveness of 19 state-run...

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Chloe East Weighs in on How Childcare Availability Affects the Workforce amidst Nationwide Labor Shortage

July 21, 2021

“Limited childcare access is harmful for parents and particularly for mothers with young preschool-age kids,” said Assistant Professor of Economics Chloe East. “If we were to reopen childcare more than we have, I would expect to see an increase in work effort among parents, but again especially mothers.” Amid Staff...

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Chloe East on How COVID Revealed Flaws in Unemployment

May 19, 2021

“There are a lot of flaws and gaps in the unemployment insurance system that were revealed in COVID but have always been there,” said Assistant Professor of Economics Chloe East. Automatic Aid for the People? How Jobless Benefits Can Fit the Economy. The New York Times , April 27

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Teen Marijuana Usage Isn’t Impacted by Legalization According to Analysis fromDaniel Rees

April 28, 2021

A literature review, published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research and authored by D. Mark Anderson of Montana State University and Economics Professor Daniel I. Rees, covers The Public Health Effects of Legalizing Marijuana . This working paper focuses on studies from leading economics, public policy, public...

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Preterm Birth and Light Pollution Linked, According to Research from Laura Argys

Feb. 16, 2021

Findings from a first-of-its-kind study by Associate Dean and Professor of Economics Laura Argys show light pollution can increase the likelihood of preterm birth. She said, "We discovered that increased light pollution is linked to some pretty severe health challenges, In pregnant women, this includes a higher chance of delivering...