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Professor Bouton co-authors primer on Ranked Choice Voting

May 8th, 2024

Professor Laurent Bouton co-authored a primer on Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) evaluating the claim that RCV is better than currently used systems at choosing a broadly popular winner and encouraging political moderation. Reviewing existing research, they find support for this claim. However, survey research indicates that US voters are less comfortable with RCV than with other electoral schemes, raising questions about the public acceptance of a broader reform.…

The Longevity Imperative: A Conversation with Andrew Scott, LSE 4/23/24 @ 5:30pm

March 13th, 2024

The Longevity Imperative: Building a Better Society for Healthier, Longer Lives (2024) by Andrew Scott outlines the fundamental changes needed in our health system, the economy, and the financial sector in order to seize the advantages of longer lives. In this conversation, Georgetown University Professor Carole Roan Gresenz and author Andrew Scott will discuss some of the changes needed and consider how investing in our new longer futures can achieve better outcomes and stimulate economic growth.…

Economists at Georgetown and other leading Universities Partner to Transform Policy Making Research

December 14th, 2023

A new partnership between economists at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Yale seeks to transform the way economic research informs and shapes policy making. “The United Programs for Political Economy Research network, or UPPER, promotes political economy research and training through collaboration across many different political economy centers,” said Laurent Bouton, a co-founder of the organization and an economist in the College of Arts & Sciences. This new partnership is enlisting the help of interested economic researchers from across the country to revitalize political economy research through informed policy briefs, a pre-doctoral fellowship program and innovative in-person programming. Already, UPPER has published two policy briefs and welcomed its first cohort of fellows. The most recent brief, which focuses on how to trace and properly disclose corporate money in politics, was published last month. More information here,…

Our Global Economy: How to Move from Inequality to Shared Prosperity?

December 5th, 2023

The Georgetown University Global Economic Challenges Network, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles) – Public Policy House will host an academic conference on Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST both online and in-person at the Thon Hotel EU, Brussels (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CET) entitled, “Our Global Economy: How to Move from Inequality to Shared Prosperity?”…