Social Studies


New and exciting research from CLA researchers.

Why Punishment Is Purple

Sociologist Josh Page on the politics of punishment and why candidates and communities come together on criminal justice and, increasingly, criminal justice reform.

Time for a Fresh Look at Pension Design

In a Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute policy brief, economists Kurt Winkelmann and Jahiz Barlas write that policymakers should be concerned about the ability of many of the world’s pension systems to deliver on their promises. It is time, they believe, to build a new foundation for pension systems using the tools of quantitative economic analysis with aggregate welfare as the evaluation yardstick.