Research at Nebraska 2019-2020 Report

Tag: Public Policy



Eviction Reflects Deeper Financial Stress

Eviction gained national attention in 2016 with sociologist Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”. Husker economist Daniel Tannenbaum heard Desmond speak and was blown away by the problem’s magnitude – roughly 2.5 million evictions, or about four each minute, are filed annually in the U.S. He and colleagues […]

Modeling Aids Pandemic Decision-Making

Decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic is fraught with tradeoffs. Business closures suppress transmission but hurt the economy. Mass testing can help contain the virus but strains medical resources. Özgür Araz is developing models that help officials visualize these pros and cons and make cost-effective decisions that maximize public health. Araz, associate professor of supply chain […]