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New UCI research center links economics-related research with public policy

Center for Economics & Public Policy, housed in the School of Social Sciences, is directed by economist David Neumark

A new UCI research center has been created in the School of Social Sciences to focus on the use of economics-related research in the development and improvement of public policy. Directed by David Neumark, economics Chancellor's Professor and widely noted labor market policy expert with extensive work experience in public policy, the Center for Economics & Public Policy will focus on key policy issues important to federal, state and local policymakers in the United States, as well as those in other countries and the communities policymakers serve.

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Healthcare costs decrease over time when low-income uninsured are provided coverage, study finds

Study co-authored by economist David Neumark published in Health Affairs

Enrollment of uninsured patients in a program with benefits comparable to those offered under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 resulted in significant healthcare cost savings, a new study finds. Published in the February 2012 issue of Health Affairs, the research sheds light on the potential outcomes of newly enacted healthcare reforms.

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New study ties Mexican American educational attainment gap to grandparent legal status

Findings presented at international immigration conference in D.C.

According to new research by Frank D. Bean, sociology Chancellor's Professor, pathways to legalization and citizenship appear to take on greater significance for overcoming disadvantages in Mexican American educational attainment than previously thought.

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Surprising findings from minimum wage critic

Study by UCI economist finds merits behind higher minimum wage - when coupled with Earned Income Tax Credit

In a study published in the July 2011 issue of Industrial and Labor Relations Review, UCI economist David Neumark finds that a high minimum wage, when coupled with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), increases employment and earnings among single mothers, especially those with very low family incomes. The findings are surprising, says Neumark, given that most of his work has focused on the adverse effects of minimum wages on low-skilled workers.

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Study: California's economic climate is sunnier than previously thought

UCI economist David Neumark finds non-policy factors such as weather and geography play greater role in predicting states' economic growth than traditional business climate index measures

Location, location, location. That's what UC Irvine economics Chancellor's Professor David Neumark says is key to understanding how California's economy has managed to stay in line with or surpass the national growth average, despite the Golden State's less than favorable rankings in popular business climate indexes.

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