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Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

Highlights from the SIEPR Summit

Leaders in policy, business, and academia examined changing demographics, the U.S.-China relationship, the future of work, and more at the 2023 SIEPR Economic Summit.

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Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health —

Why we need climate-resilient school infrastructure

A new report urges leaders to make sure all California public school students have access to safe, open facilities.

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Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment —

Wildfire exacerbates disparity, study shows

Maps of wildfire hazards suggest that higher-income communities are more at risk, but low-income communities across California experience fires more frequently.

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Stanford Graduate School of Business —

How Obamacare has improved farmworkers’ health

A new paper finds the ACA increased preventive care and decreased hospital and ER visits for seasonal farmworkers, a population with some of the worst health outcomes in the U.S.

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Stanford Medicine —

Stanford Medicine’s Alyce Adams shares vision for equitable medical care

Stanford health policy expert Alyce Adams discusses how her passion for improving health outcomes for people in marginalized communities was inspired by the suffering she witnessed of chronically ill elderly relatives in California, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

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Stanford King Center on Global Development —

Kimberly Higuera’s research measures the social impact of remittances

King Center PhD funding recipient Kimberly Higuera’s research explores how the social status of immigrants is impacted by their decision to send money to relatives in Mexico.

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Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

Rose Gottemoeller and negotiations for a safer world

Scholars like Rose Gottemoeller demonstrate the importance of collaboration between scholars in academic institutions and policymakers in government.

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Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

When public hospitals go private, low-income patients lose

As public control of U.S. hospitals declines, a study by SIEPR’s Mark Duggan shows how privatization improves profitability but reduces access for the most vulnerable patients.

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