UCCS Policy Briefs

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"Efficiencies and Safeguards for Government Uses of AI" on February 21, 2024

"AI for Adaptive Tutoring and Transfer Student Success" on January 31, 2024

“ALERTCalifornia: An Advanced Camera Network for Wildfire Control in California” November 29, 2023

“Insuring Against Climate-Related Disasters: A Challenge for California and the World” November 15, 2023

“Navigating Extremes - Challenges and Opportunities for California Water Policy and Management” November 1, 2023

"Planning for Food Justice: Advancing Equity and Food Access in Land Use Planning Through California’s SB 1000" October 4, 2023

"From Epic Fires to Epic Floods: Safety and Financial Implications for California" September 27, 2023

“Discriminatory Housing Policies and Practices, Wealth Inequality, and the Long Arm of History” July 12, 2023

"Assisting Private Forestland Owners with Reforestation after Wildfires" April 19, 2023

"Addressing Mental Health and Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Chronic Homelessness" January 18, 2023

"A Data Driven Approach to Mitigate Economic Inequities of the Pandemic" May 17, 2022

"The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and the Human Right to Water" March 3, 2021

"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 Trenches: 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