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The skinny on soda taxes, in under 3 minutes

The skinny on soda taxes, in under 3 minutes with video

October 28, 2014:

As the Nov. 4 election nears, Professor Alan Auerbach answers some key questions about the initiatives in Berkeley and San Francisco to add taxes to purchases of sweetened drinks. Auerbach is director of the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance.

Research News Brief

Research News Brief April 23, 2013:

Nearly half of Chinese manufacturing firms are audited either by foreign or domestic customers, but a large percentage of their workers still work more unpaid overtime than legally allowed, says a new study by UC Berkeley economists Jeff Perloff and Guojun He.

Haas faculty turn to crowdfunding for solar lights research

Haas faculty turn to crowdfunding for solar lights research March 8, 2013:

Three Haas professors are bypassing traditional grants and going straight to crowdfunding to raise money for a study on how to get people in rural Uganda to replace dangerous kerosene lanterns with life-changing solar lamps. They have launched a campaign on Indiegogo, which was co-founded by Haas alumni.

Haas prof to advise U.S. Treasury on financial risks

Haas prof to advise U.S. Treasury on financial risks November 27, 2012:

Professor Nancy Wallace of the Haas School of Business has been selected to serve on a committee charged with advising the U.S. Department of Treasury on improving the quality of financial data and improving analysis of risks to the financial system. The new group holds its inaugural meeting on Dec. 5.