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Lee Badgett is co-author of column about connection between countries that support LGBT rights and how that helps create strong economies

M.V. Lee Badgett, economics, is co-author of a column about the connection between countries that support LGBT rights and how that helps create strong economies for everyone. Conversely, research shows that when LGBT rights are restricted, there is a measurable negative impact on the economy, Badgett says. (The Advocate, 4/27/18)

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Michael Ash comments on studies that show the relationship between racial segregation and various type of pollution

Michael A. Ash, economics, comments in a news story that talk about studies that show the relationship between racial segregation and increases in air, water and even noise pollution. Ash says segregated minority areas of cities get a lot more pollution. “It’s so much pollution that it led not only to very high exposure to minorities, but it actually bounces back to at least some whites.” (New York Times, 4/3/18)

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Gerald Friedman essay looks at impact of national policies on economic growth in different regions of the country

Gerald C. Friedman, economics, writes an essay where he looks at how national economic policies have been one of the driving factors that have increased economic growth is some parts of the country, especially the Northeast and West Coast while growth has been much slower in the industrial Middle West, South and West. (Dollars & Sense, March/April 2018)

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Gerald Friedman research cited in single-payer op-ed

An op-ed by two advocates for single-payer healthcare coverage cites research by Gerald Friedman, economics. (Recorder, 5/31/18)

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PERI fellow James Boyce op-ed calls for state legislature to enact carbon tax

James K. Boyce, economics and fellow of the Political Economy Research Institute, and Raymond S. Bradley, distinguished professor of geosciences and director of the Climate System Research Center, have written an op-ed calling for the state legislature to enact a carbon tax, which they believe will reduce emissions and boost the state’s economy. (CommonWealth Magazine, 5/18/18)

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Lee Badgett is quoted in a column calling for expanded LGBTI research and data to help achieve global equality

M.V. Lee Badgett, economics and public policy, is quoted in a column calling for expanded LGBTI research and data to help achieve global equality. “We need an LGBTI data revolution to understand LGBTI inequality and what to do about it,” Badgett says. (Gay Star News, 5/21/18)