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Kusunoki, Hall, and Barber find obese teen girls less likely to use birth control

Prescott finds reported sex offenses lower in neighborhoods with resident sex offenders

Geronimus says poor Detroiters face greater health risks given adverse social conditions

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Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

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Miles Kimball

Kimball cited in Atlantic piece on most important economic stories of 2013

a PSC In The News reference, 2013

"The Most Important Economic Stories of 2013—in 42 Graphs" - The Atlantic.

Miles Kimball and Yichuan Wang analyzed data used by Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff to support their position that high debt slows national growth. Kimball says the data yielded "no evidence for a negative effect of national debt on economic growth" after controlling for the predictive power of past growth for future growth.

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Miles Kimball

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