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economics

Most favor compensation for kidney donors if it leads to more saved lives
Published July 11, 2019
The average wait for a new kidney in the U.S. is four and a half years, and thousands of people die each year while on the transplant list
Urban economist Matthew Kahn named BDP
Published June 25, 2019
He'll teach economics courses at Krieger and Carey and will lead the 21st Century Cities Initiative
Interdisciplinary scholar
Leading health economist Daniel Polsky named 40th BDP
Published March 12, 2019
Polsky, who has dedicated his career to exploring how health care is organized, managed, financed, and delivered, will hold joint appointments in the Bloomberg School and Carey School
Q+A
Report outlines a path for reducing child poverty
Published Feb 28, 2019
Child poverty affects about 1 in 8 children in the U.S.; Hopkins economist Robert Moffitt discusses why it's a critical issue and what can be done about it
Neuroscience
Foragers rush in
Published Dec 18, 2018
Are you that holiday bargain hunter, hurrying from store to store? Your habits may be rooted in theories of "optimal foraging," experts find.
Economics
Substance abuse or self-medication?
Published Dec 18, 2018
Study links availability of improved antidepressants to decline in heavy drug and alcohol use
The fan in the econ stands
Published Winter 2018
P.J. O'Rourke talks about learning economics in war zones, how politics and economics intertwine, and how to know when something's funny / Johns Hopkins Magazine
International economics
Political economist named BDP
Published Nov 27, 2018
Filipe Campante's research examines what constrains politicians and policymakers beyond formal checks and balances
Economics
Black students who have a black teacher more likely to go to college
Published Nov 12, 2018
Positive outcomes sparked by same-race role models can last into adulthood and potentially shrink the educational attainment gap, study finds
Economics and race
The boomerang generation
Published May 7, 2018
The economy kept black and white young adults from leaving the nest, but for two very different reasons, study finds