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Julia Stasch and Rebecca Rimel: Putting Results First in State, Local Government thumbnail

Julia Stasch and Rebecca Rimel: Putting Results First in State, Local Government

This commentary by MacArthur President Julia Stasch and Rebecca Rimel was originally published in The Mercury News on April 22, 2016. Read More
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Applying Economic Evidence to Inform Social Policy

This report by the National Academy of Sciences highlights the potential for economic evidence to inform investment decisions for interventions that support the health and well-being of children, youth, and families. Read More
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Independent Analysis of Presidential Candidates’ Tax Plans

The Presidential Tax Calculator, created in partnership with Vox, allows people to calculate how the various proposals would impact them and their families. Read More
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ProPublica Research Finds Correlation Between Payments and Rise in Brand-Name Drug Prescriptions

Using data from its Dollars for Docs project, ProPublica has tracked drug company payments to doctors since 2010. Read More
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Pew and MacArthur Renew Partnership for Results First

Results First now works with 22 states and four counties to provide policymakers with tools to make the most informed decisions on how to spend limited taxpayer dollars. Read More

"David Moss is Rewriting History"

Harvard Business School Alumni
Related Grantee: Tobin Project
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Young People’s Vision for Change in 2016

A report by the Roosevelt Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, puts forth a crowdsourced policy agenda for addressing issues of importance to college-aged students. Read More
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Fewer Women Ages 65 and Over Living Alone

A report finds the share of older Americans who live alone has fallen 3% since 1990, largely because women ages 65 to 84 are increasingly likely to live with their spouse or their children. Read More