When assessing COVID plans, people place party over policy

When a politician we like supports a COVID-19 policy, we tend to support it. But when a political foe endorses the exact same plan, we tend to oppose it, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research forthcoming ...

Survey of gun policy experts finds wide disagreement remains

Wide disagreement remains among U.S. experts who study gun policy issues, with differing opinions about how much individual policies may reduce gun violence and other harms caused by firearms, according to a new RAND Corporation ...

Rethink 'cost-benefit analysis' to tackle climate crisis

In a new paper, a group of leading researchers and policy experts argue that improving and enriching existing policy analysis methods – including costs and benefits among multiple other factors such as uncertainty, resilience ...

How to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in California. In order to achieve the state's goals of carbon neutrality by 2045 and avoid the worst impacts of climate change, decarbonizing this sector is ...

COVID-19: Economic impact, human solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic is confronting every level of the U.S. economy with an unprecedented challenge, and the government must mount a sustained, ambitious economic response lasting months and perhaps years, UC Berkeley economists ...

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