Professor Klawitter Cited by the Economist Magazine

Professor Marieka Klawitter's research on wages, "Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Sexual Orientation on Earnings" (published in Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society), was recently cited by the Economist magazine. Klawitter's work, which looked at 29 studies from 1995-2012, revealed lesbians make more than straight women. Please take a look at the Economist piece, an ...

Professor Klawitter Cited by the Economist Magazine

Professor Marieka Klawitter's research on wages, "Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Sexual Orientation on Earnings" (published in Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society), was recently cited by the Economist magazine. Klawitter's work, which looked at 29 studies from 1995-2012, revealed lesbians make more than straight women. Please take a look at the Economist piece, an ...

Race & Equity Summit Race & Equity Summit

The February 12 Race & Equity Summit brought together Evans School students, staff, and faculty for a discussion of the Diversity Committee’s priorities and perspectives. The priorities – recruitment and retention of a more diverse student cohort and the need for a race- and equity-focused curriculum – were addressed through general conversations about inequality before staff members of the City of Seattle’s Race & Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) led a workshop. Attendees used the RSJI’s...

How do bans on Affirmative Action affect college admissions?

Peter Hinrichs, a senior research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, presented his in-progress paper “Affirmative Action and Racial Segregation” on Wednesday, January 27, in the Denny Forum. The lively conversation attracted almost a dozen members of the school’s faculty, a couple of Ph.D. candidates, and about 10 students and staffers. Hinrichs’ talk was the latest installation in the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance’s research seminar series....

How do bans on Affirmative Action affect college admissions?

Peter Hinrichs, a senior research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, presented his in-progress paper “Affirmative Action and Racial Segregation” on Wednesday, January 27, in the Denny Forum. The lively conversation attracted almost a dozen members of the school’s faculty, a couple of Ph.D. candidates, and about 10 students and staffers. Hinrichs’ talk was the latest installation in the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance’s research seminar series....

Vigdor Discusses Minimum Wage Project on KIRO Radio

 

“Not very much.”

That’s how Evans School Professor Jacob Vigdor answered Dave Ross, when the longtime radio host asked if the recent minimum-wage increases had raised prices in Seattle. 

Vigdor, who discussed the Minimum Wage Study with Ross in a KIRO-FM interview February 2, should know. He and researchers from the University of Washington – represented by the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, the School of Social Work, and the School of Public Health – and the...

Real Issues; Real Impact

Often, policy research leads to – or re-opens – a bigger, more public conversation on issues that deeply affect how we live, work, and function as a society. And sometimes, policy research is the reason that an issue remains part of the public conversation long past the end of a news cycle. 

Professor Marieka Klawitter is a leader and subject expert when it comes to research into the economics of sexual orientation. She’s published several articles and papers, and is frequently invited to present, speak, and...

Print of Bed Bugs from 1536 Bed Bugs: Ways to Combat the Not-So-Hidden Menace

In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency warned of the “emerging public health issues associated with bed bugs.” In light of the increased complaints received by public-health agencies in the past five years, the question of how to deal with bed bugs arises. Four graduates of the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, with work begun in the school’s Public Service Clinics program...

Prof. Dobel addresses anti-corruption conference in Australia

J. Patrick Dobel, a professor at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, gave the keynote address to an international conference on public corruption August 28 in Sydney. His talk, “The Seduction of Corruption,” focused on people’s capacity to reconstruct moral identity while knowingly committing morally wrong or illegal acts -- and our ability to reconcile such behavior.

Dobel – who in his nearly 30 years at the Evans School has written about the NCAA and...

Somali Woman Fetching Water from a Well PotaVida, Evans School Ph.D. Candidate Receive $150,000 Grant to Test Innovative Water Purifier in Somalia

The Washington Global Health Alliance granted $150,000 to PotaVida for the Seattle-based social venture to deploy innovative water disinfection and usage-tracking technology in Somalia. PotaVida, co-founded by a Ph.D. candidate at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, designed the Smart Solar Purifier for use in disaster-relief...