Making Sen$e’s Recent Stories
Economy Oct 25How flipping a coin can actually help you change your life
When faced with deciding whether to make a change, people may be too cautious for their own good, a new study finds.
Economy Oct 17How ‘ban the box’ policies unintentionally cause discrimination against these workers
A new paper concludes that ban-the-box policies actually reduce work opportunities for young, low-skilled black and Hispanic men with clean records.
Economy Oct 03How a legal ivory sale increased smuggling and elephant poaching
The production of black market elephant ivory expanded by an estimated 66 percent following a one-time legal sale in 2008, a new study shows.
Economy Sep 23Air pollution takes its toll on productivity even for those with desk jobs
Even in a job where employees' only physical exertion involves answering the phone, air pollution takes its toll on productivity.
Economy Sep 12How banks target less savvy borrowers with visual distractions and hidden fees
There are substantial differences in the credit card offers that banks extend to different potential customers.
Economy Aug 26Can cash incentives reduce deforestation in rural Uganda?
A pilot program, which paid households in 60 villages to refrain from cutting down trees, put a significant dent in the pace of deforestation in the test area.
Economy Aug 22Medicaid expansion under Obamacare has improved financial health of low-income Americans
Extension of Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act has not only shielded low-income Americans from out-of-pocket medical costs, but has also improved their overall financial health.
Economy Aug 12How your social network influences housing price fluctuations
The housing market experiences of a person's friends can have large effects on that person's housing market beliefs and housing investment decisions, even if these friends live far away.
Economy Aug 08Why life expectancy for black men fell following the infamous Tuskegee experiment
Disclosure of the Tuskegee syphilis study in 1972 coincided with increases in not only medical mistrust, but also mortality among black males.
Economy Aug 01Why do so many investors believe trouble lies ahead?
Researchers find that media coverage of adverse market outcomes is correlated with investor crash beliefs.