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Sastry's 10-year study of New Orleans Katrina evacuees shows demographic differences between returning and nonreturning

Stafford says less educated, smaller investors more likely to sell off stock and lock in losses during market downturn

Chen says job fit, job happiness can be achieved over time

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Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

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

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

No smoking sign on restaurant door

The business impact of smoking bans

9/24/2012 feature story

Opponents of smoking bans in bars and restaurants often claim that bans hurt business. Helen Levy analyzes bar and restaurant sales data from 2006 to 2011 to see whether sales were lower after the 2010 ban than would have been expected given prior trend data.

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