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Spotlight
 Bloomberg Business Week 
Gabriel Zucman, “America’s top wealth detective,” probes the secrets of the super rich, exploring wealth inequality and offshore tax havens.  “You can conduct this detective work only if you do it to a large extent yourself,” he says. “The wealth is not visible in plain sight—it’s visible in the data.” Read the full Bloomberg Businessweek profile.
 
O-Lab in the News
"Segregation is not only the isolation from schoolchildren from one another; it is the hoarding of opportunity," writes Rucker Johnson in his new Washington Post opinion piece on why school integration works. "The longer students were exposed to integration and strong school funding, the better their outcomes in adulthood."
 
Hilary Hoynes and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach's policy proposal presents two reforms to strengthen SNAP as an automatic stabilizer. First, limiting or eliminating work requirements and second, increasing SNAP benefits during recessions. Read more here.
Solomon Hsiang spoke to Marketplace's 'Make Me Smart' podcast about climate change adaptation and how it will impact society and the economy. "There's also other types of adaptation I think people don't always think about as adaptation. There's predatory actions that people take...conflict and violence as a result of climate change."


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Increasing the minimum wage and expanding a tax credit for low-wage workers may prevent more than 1,200 suicides each year, according to a new working paper by a team of UC Berkeley researchers including Michael Reich
New article in the American Economic Review by Emmanuel Saez, Benjamin Schoefer, and David Seim on a large employer-borne payroll tax rate cut for young workers in Sweden finds a zero effect on net-of-tax wages of young treated workers relative to slightly older untreated workers. 
How does heat-related stress affect economic decision making, judgement and destructive behavior? Maximilian Auffhammer, Solomon M. Hsiang, Ted Miguel, and others' research in Kenya finds that heat causes individuals to voluntarily destroy others' assets, particularly during heightened political conflict. Read more!
New Staff
We are excited to announce that Joe Broadus has joined the O-Lab team as Program Manager! Joe has spent the last ten years in the fields of social policy and criminal justice research. As Program Manager at O-Lab, he will be coordinating initiatives in labor science and place-based policy and managing the development of new research and dissemination strategies. Learn more.
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