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"Affirmative Action, Percent Plans, and the Value of a Research University Education" January 29, 2020

“Disparate Impacts of Wildfire on Undocumented Immigrants” November 13, 2019

“Leveraging Data Science for California Policy: The Role of the University of California October 30, 2019

“Pensions in the Tranches: Are Rising City Pension Costs Crowding Out Public Services?” July 31, 2019

 “The Struggle for Water Justice in the San Joaquin Valley” July 24, 2019

“Immigration Enforcement and Absenteeism in a California School District” June 26, 2019

“State-Level Investments in Early Childhood Education: Evidence of Short and Long-term Impacts” May 8, 2019

“The Long-Run Effects of the EITC on Women’s Earnings February 6, 2019

“California’s Remaining Health Coverage Gaps: Causes and State Solutions” January 23, 2019

“Do Technology Vouchers Affect K-12 Student Achievement? Evidence From California’s K-12 Technology Voucher Program” November 7, 2018

“The Impact of California’s Correctional Reforms on Recidivism” October 3, 2018

“Harnessing the Power: Academic and Government Collaborations to Use Administrative Data for Research and Policy Insight” May 23, 2018

“Nursing Shortages, Surpluses, and Skills; Factors Driving Uncertainty in California and National Nursing Employment” May 2, 2018

“What Gender is STEM? The Segregation of Science and Engineering and What To Do About It” April 18, 2018

“Effective Preparation: Evaluating Preschool Education Programs” March 7, 2018

“Increasing On-Time High School Graduation Rates in L.A.: What Works at What Cost?” February 21, 2018

“Intended and Unintended Effects of the War on Poverty: What Research Tells Us and Implications for Policy January 31, 2018

“The Impossible Imperative: Navigating the Competing Principles of Child Protection Policy” December 6, 2017

“The Impact of Career and Technical Education on Post-Secondary Credentialing” November 15, 2017

“Scarcity is the Mother of Invention: Water Policy Implications in an International Setting” November 8, 2017

“Paths to Carbon Neutrality: Lessons from California” October 11, 2017

“Community Engagement and Planning to Address Depression: An Approach to Health EquityOctober 4, 2017

“At the Policy Forefront: Evaluating California’s Efforts in Assuring Access to Quality Reproductive Health” August 2, 2017

"Teach For America: Civic Engagement Magic Bullet?" July 19, 2017

"What's On Your Plate? Why Diet Change is Critical for Successful Climate, Health, and Social Policy" June 28, 2017

"K-8 Programs to Reduce Achievement Gaps: What Works Best?" June 1, 2017

"Social Democratic Capitalism: How to use Government to Make Lives Better" May 25, 2017

"The Unequal Consequences of Mass Incarceration for Children" May 18, 2017

"Can Compact Rail Transit Corridors Transform the Automobile City? Challenges and Opportunities for More Sustainable Travel in Los Angeles" May 4, 2017

"Words Matter: How Federal Reserve Communications Impact Financial Markets" April 27, 2017

"An Economic Evaluation of the 2000s Crisis-Period California Foreclosure Prevention Laws" April 20, 2017

"California and Mexico: The Need for Joint Policies to Maintain Competitiveness" March 16, 2017

"How Research on a UC Campus Made Solar Thermal Power Practical and Affordable World Wide" February 16, 2017

"Re-Entrenchment Through Reform: The Promises and Perils of Categorical Exemptions for Extreme Punishment Policy" February 9, 2017

"Combating Climate Change through Sustainable Development: A Comparative Analysis of Massachusetts' Health Impact Assessment and California's Co-benefits" December 1, 2016

"Reading the Fine Print? An Experimental Test of Campaign Finance Reforms" November 3, 2016

"The Potential of Grassland to Help Mitigate Climate Change" October 13, 2016

"District Heating Systems and Biofuels for California's Energy Future" October 6, 2016

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