News

Apr 2, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
WooCast
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on American life. As people prepare for extended stay-at-home orders, policymakers are looking for ways to mitigate the economic and financial ramifications of the crisis. Congress already passed a $2 trillion stimulus package, and talks are underway for additional relief. But is this...
Apr 1, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
Features

As health care providers work tirelessly to test and treat patients who may have contracted the COVID-19 virus, state and local governments are working around the clock to create, adapt, and implement policies to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus and address the growing needs of their constituents. The...

Mar 31, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
Features

The machine learning techniques scientists use to predict outcomes from large datasets may fall short when it comes to projecting the outcomes of people’s lives, according to a mass collaborative study led by researchers at Princeton University.

Published by 112 co-authors in the...

Mar 30, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
Features

Study Shows How a Lack of Community Support Caused by Inequality Exacerbates Cycles of Poverty

While some are relying on friends and neighbors to help them get groceries, the poor may need to put themselves at risk for COVID-19 by venturing out on public transportation to get supplies. Depending on where they...

Mar 25, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
WooCast

As the number of COVID-19 cases around the nation continues to climb, Americans are racing to respond. Entire cities have ground to a halt. Doctors have appealed for more masks, gowns, and eye gear. And many states have closed nonessential businesses and issued shelter-in-place orders. The pandemic is undoubtedly one of the biggest crises the...

Mar 23, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
News & Awards
Mar 19, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
WooCast

World leaders continue to grapple with the appropriate crisis response for COVID-19, showcasing the need for stable leadership and a continuity of government officials.

Christopher Lu '88, former deputy secretary of labor, joins Sam Wang in this episode to discuss how U.S. presidents respond to crises and what a future administration...

Mar 18, 2020
Research Briefs

Many case studies suggest that low income and racial minority groups face disproportionately high exposures to environmental pollution. But the existing evidence is piecemeal and indirect due to the patchy nature of the available environmental data. Existing studies of racial disparities in air pollution exposure, for example, often use data...

Anne Case and Angus Deaton
Mar 17, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
News & Awards

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism” is a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in U.S. capitalism have dire consequences for America’s working class. In this video, authors...