News tagged with public policy

The economics of smoking

(PhysOrg.com) -- Phil DeCicca studies the economics of one of the country's top killers - smoking. A health economist by trade, DeCicca researches the impact public policies have on the habits of smokers: Does the rate of ...

Jan 25, 2011
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Probing public policy with a new lens

In each of two cities, a team of local agencies launches a campaign to keep children from joining gangs. The two use similar tactics, combining counseling, tutoring and recreation. One initiative shows great results; the ...

Apr 19, 2010
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