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What Detroit’s bankruptcy means for struggling U.S. cities

What Detroit’s bankruptcy means for struggling U.S. cities August 13, 2013:

Struggling California cities, like others around the country, are keeping close tabs on Detroit’s high-profile bankruptcy proceedings. Berkeley Law local-government expert Michelle Wilde Anderson lays out the legal issues of keen interest to cash-strapped municipalities nationwide.

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.