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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Competition among insurance companies may help lower rates for consumers buying policies under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study by IGS Graduate Fellow Sam Trachtman and other researchers. Trachtman and co-authors Paul D. Jacobs and Jessica S. Banthin published their study in the journal Health Affairs ,...
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Monday, February 8, 2016
A new book produced by four co-authors with ties to IGS tells the story of 12 of the most critical elections in California history. IGS National Advisory Council member Susie Swatt and Matsui Center National Advisory Committee member Jeff Raimundo are two of the writers who collaborated on Game Changers: Twelve Elections...
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Friday, February 5, 2016
The history of modern conservatism is a story of disappointment, partly because for the past half-century Republican politicians have been forced to make promises they could not possibly keep, celebrated columnist E.J. Dionne said during an IGS book talk Thursday. Three core promises demanded of all Republican politicians...
Jane Harman
Friday, February 5, 2016
Former Congresswoman Jane Harman will visit Berkeley this spring to discuss international affairs as a Matsui Lecturer, the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service announced. Harman, who served in the House from 1993 to 1999 and 2001 to 2011, will speak at the Matsui Lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22,...
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A paper by IGS visiting student researcher Jonas Hedegaard Hansen has been published in Political Behavior . Residential mobility has substantial negative effects on voter turnout. However, existing studies have been unable to disentangle whether this is due to social costs, informational costs or convenience costs that...
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Bacon Public Lectureship Winner, Karen Chapple, Professor of City and Regional Planning and IGS affiliated faculty, will present a lecture " Integrating California's Climate Change and Fiscal Goals: The Known, the Unknown, and the Possible " on February 24, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm for the University of California Center,...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Over 400 print items published by IGS between 1930-2007 are now freely available in digital format thanks to a partnership between the IGS Library and the University Library Applications and Publishing unit. The digital files are discoverable in OskiCat , and will also be submitted to the HathiTrust Digital Library for...
Christian Dyogi Phillips
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Asian-Americans and Latinos hold fewer than 2 percent of the 500,000 seats nationally in state and local offices, even though they make up more than 20 percent of the US population, according to a new report conducted by IGS Graduate Fellow Christian Dyogi Phillips in partnership with The New American Leaders Project. The...
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Friday, January 22, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a “broadly gauged bargain about critical rules of the market,” IGS Affiliated Faculty Member John Zysman writes in a new discussion paper on the international trade agreement . Zysman, the Co-Director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE), says that the TPP raises a...
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
By Jack Citrin As the new semester gets underway, I wanted to provide an update about the programs and events at IGS. We’re looking forward to a busy and exciting spring semester, with a focus on American politics and the 2016 election. Our public programming will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 4, when Washington Post...

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