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Industrial restructuring, plant closure and public policy: 10 dying US industries

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Firm death, plant closure and the geography of industry decline are all topics that may not be perceived as very interesting in some fields of academic inquiry. I have conducted empirical, on-the-ground research on how leather tanneries and footwear manufacturers deal with changes in their macroeconomic environment, shifts in consumer preferences and technological change, as […]

Canada Water Week

Monday, March 14th, 2011

While not the entirety of POLI 350A Public Policy is devoted to environmental policy issues, water governance is one of those policy areas that crosses over many other issue areas. Plus, is one of the areas of research that I work on. Thus, it is fitting that I highlight the first-ever Canada Water Week, which […]

Evidence-based health policy in the United Kingdom

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

I just read about how the UK’s ‘evidence-based’ health policy is coming under scrutiny and criticism. Check this post from Boing Boing. Given how much emphasis I have placed on empirical evidence, this post is particularly relevant to our in-class discussions.

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