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Homelessness in the Golden State

California's crisis of unhoused people is worsening. Learn how SIEPR is supporting research, engaging policymakers and working with those on the front lines to address the problem.

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Why Econ? Arjun Ramani, BA ’21, MS ’22
Why Econ

Explore our stories

Curious about what draws someone to study economics? Or how economics connects to a wide range of policy issues? Our affiliated students and faculty share why econ matters to them, their work and our world.

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First Responders

Costs, crime decrease when mental health workers respond to nonviolent 911 calls

The findings by SIEPR's Thomas Dee come as several cities – including San Francisco, Austin, New York and Washington – experiment with new ways of responding to emergencies with fewer police officers.

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School Shootings

Aftermath for students who survive

SIEPR Senior Fellow Maya Rossin-Slater has conducted extensive research showing how school shootings impact the mental health, educational attainment and economic outcomes of children who witness them. In a policy brief and related work, Rossin-Slater details the lingering cost of school shootings.

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