Consequences of Economic Freedom (draft)

Daniel Bennett, PhD, studies the consequences of economic freedom, or the degree to which a nation or subnational region’s institutions and policies support free enterprise. To achieve a high economic freedom score, the institutional environment must p…

Daniel Bennett, PhD, studies the consequences of economic freedom, or the degree to which a nation or subnational region’s institutions and policies support free enterprise. To achieve a high economic freedom score, the institutional environment must provide secure protection of private property, evenhanded enforcement of contracts, and a stable monetary regime. It should also exhibit...

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Research Highlight: Government Policies Effect on Health Outcomes

Jose Fernandez, PhD, studies the effect of government policies on population health outcomes. Recently, he has studied the effect of medical marijuana policies on opioid-related hospital admissions. Uncontrolled access to marijuana through home cultiva…

Jose Fernandez, PhD, studies the effect of government policies on population health outcomes. Recently, he has studied the effect of medical marijuana policies on opioid-related hospital admissions. Uncontrolled access to marijuana through home cultivation provisions or legal recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in opioid-related hospitalizations. However, no association is found for medical marijuana...

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Impactful Algorithms

It’s safe to say that the age-old debate between free will and pre-determination never considered social media, let alone algorithms. The role and purpose this technology plays in our daily digital life has become not only yoked to our habits; they blu…

It’s safe to say that the age-old debate between free will and pre-determination never considered social media, let alone algorithms. The role and purpose this technology plays in our daily digital life has become not only yoked to our habits; they blur the line between passive and active decision-making. For those who knew a time...

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