News from Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. http://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy Read how the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy is making headlines. en-us Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:30:43 -0800 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Drupal Author Tim Carney to Lead Civic Engagement Discussion in Washington, DC https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2019/02/author-tim-carney-lead-civic-engagement-discussion-washington-dc/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2019/02/author-tim-carney-lead-civic-engagement-discussion-washington-dc The event will take place at the National Press Club on February 20. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:30:00 PST Tim CarneyPepperdine School of Public Policy and The Trinity Forum will co-host An Evening Conversation with Tim Carney, the author of Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse, with a response from Anne Snyder. Part of the Washington, DC Lecture Series: “Moral Sense in Politics and Policy” at the School of Public Policy, the event will take place at the National Press Club on Wednesday, February 20, at 6:30 PM EST.

The discussion will explore the ways in which America's social fabric is increasingly riven by the weakening of the moral, religious, and social institutions that helped form and reform individual and civic character—and engage the possibilities for re-energizing the organizations and institutions that help form character, instill hope, and reweave civic fabric.

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Feb 20: Trinity Forum, Alienated America https://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2019/02/feb-20-trinity-forum-alienated-america/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2019/02/feb-20-trinity-forum-alienated-america The Pepperdine School of Public Policy and the Trinity Forum co-host an Evening Conversation in Washington, DC on Alienated America. Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:15:00 PST Time Carney and Anne Snyder

Join the Trinity Forum and Pepperdine University School of Public Policy's American Project for an Evening Conversation on "Alienated America" with journalist and author Tim Carney on the release of his new book, Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse, with a response from Anne Snyder. This fascinating discussion will delve into the ways in which our social fabric is increasingly riven not only by economic strains, but the weakening of the moral, religious, and social institutions that helped form and reform individual and civic character—and engage the possibilities for re-energizing the organizations and institutions that help form character, instill hope, and reweave our civic Fabric.

 

Join us on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (EST), at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, for this not-to-be-missed conversation! Our program will begin with light appetizers and drinks at 6:30 p.m., followed by remarks and audience questions.

 

This event is held in partnership with the Trinity Forum as part of their continuing series on the "Moral Sense in Politics and Policy."

 

About the "Moral Sense" Speakers Series: For the past seven years, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy has collaborated with Washington, DC's Trinity Forum in hosting twice-annual speaking events that look at the intersection of virtue and public policy. The phrase, "moral sense" is borrowed from one of the SPP founders—the late Dr. James Q. Wilson—who felt that effective public leadership demanded a more humanistic approach based in a rigorous liberal arts education.

 

Pepperdine alumni can register for free by emailing sppevents@pepperdine.edu.

Non-Pepperdine guests, please register here.

 

This event is held in partnership with the School of Public Policy's American Project, which is exploring the future of conservative thought and policy on issues ranging from religious liberty to foreign affairs.

 
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Author Margarita Mooney to Lead Education Discussion https://www.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2019/01/author-margarita-mooney-lead-education-discussion/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/university/2019/01/author-margarita-mooney-lead-education-discussion She will present “Can A Liberal Arts Education Survive in the Burnout Culture?” on January 28. Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:00:00 PST West Los Angeles Graduate Campus - Pepperdine UniversityMargarita Mooney, associate professor of congregational studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, will present “Can A Liberal Arts Education Survive in the Burnout Culture?” at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus on Monday, January 28, at 5:30 PM.

Hosted by Pepperdine School of Public Policy, the discussion will explore how universities exist to preserve and expand knowledge, yet an education that is integrated with community life, contemplation, and culture furthers authentic and integral human freedom. Given changes in technology, debates about free speech, concerns about psychological well-being, and desires for diversity and inclusion, professors and administrators face increasing expectations from students, parents, and the larger society to expand their scope of activities well beyond the classroom. As a result, a return to a classical liberal arts education should be coupled with a transformative model of education that provides students with opportunities to reflect on their identities and commitments, and build strong friendships and communities needed for the knowledge acquired to be personally and socially transformative.

In examining these concepts, Mooney will address the questions "What is the purpose of a university?" and "What educational practices support the proper ends of education?"

Mooney is a scholar, author, educator, mentor, and public speaker with interests in integrating sociological, philosophical, and theological approaches to virtues and the common good. At Princeton Theological Seminary, she teaches classes on the philosophy of social science, religion and social theory, and intentional communities. 

In 2016 Mooney started Scala Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to reinvigorating classical liberal arts education and preserving the ideas and practices necessary to maintain a free society. The foundation’s reading groups, dinner seminars, and travel events emphasize hospitality and friendship, aiming to help students connect their intellectual development with character formation and generating transformative educational experiences and authentic friendships. 

She is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled Living a Broken Life, Beautifully that explores the religious lives of young adults who have experienced traumatic life events. Mooney's research has been funded by two grants from the John Templeton Foundation totaling more than $3 million.

To learn more about this event, and to register to attend, visit the School of Public Policy website.

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Jan 28: Examining Liberal Arts Education with Dr. Margarita Mooney https://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2019/01/jan-28-examining-liberal-arts-education-dr-margarita-mooney/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2019/01/jan-28-examining-liberal-arts-education-dr-margarita-mooney Addressing the questions, "What is the purpose of a university?" and "What educational practices support the proper ends of education?" Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:15:00 PST Liberal Arts Education

Join the School of Public Policy at the Pepperdine West Los Angeles campus on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 5:30 PM for a thought-provoking lecture entitled, "Can A Liberal Arts Education Survive in the Burnout Culture?" We welcome Dr. Margarita Mooney, an associate professor from Princeton Theological Seminary to host this discussion as she addresses the questions, "What is the purpose of a university?" and "What educational practices support the proper ends of education?"

Universities exist to preserve and expand knowledge, yet an education that is integrated with community life, contemplation, and culture furthers authentic and integral human freedom. Given changes in technology, debates about free speech, concerns about psychological well-being, and desires for diversity and inclusion; professors and administrators face increasing expectations from students, parents, and the larger society to expand their scope of activities well beyond the classroom. The current challenges in higher education may actually be an opportunity to reimagine the classical idea of a university to direct human freedom towards the personal and common good. A return to a classical liberal arts education should be coupled with a transformative model of education that provides students with opportunities to reflect on their identities and commitments and build strong friendships and communities needed for the knowledge acquired to be personally and societally transformative.

Learn more and register for this event. Click here for directions to the Pepperdine West LA Campus.

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Listen: Pete Peterson, Townhall Review on Conservative Thought https://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2019/01/listen-pete-peterson-townhall-review-conservative-thought/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2019/01/listen-pete-peterson-townhall-review-conservative-thought How the 2018 midterm election shows the trend away from conservatism. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:30:00 PST Pete Peterson

On January 2, 2019, Michael Medved interviewed Pete Peterson, dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, on the 2018 midterms and how the trend revealed moving away from conservatism. What can be done now to prepare leaders who work across the aisle?

Listen to "Michael Medved and Pete Peterson on Conservative Thought Amidst Pervasive Leftist Academia."

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Jan 14: Mapping the Future with Kate Coleman and Stephen Goldsmith https://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2019/01/jan-14-mapping-future-kate-coleman-and-stephen-goldsmith/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2019/01/jan-14-mapping-future-kate-coleman-and-stephen-goldsmith Providing a framework for GIS experts to advance the importance and applicability of their work. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:30:00 PST Smart Phone Technology

The School of Public Policy’s Project for Cross Sector Leadership and the City of Santa Monica will co-host a discussion on Monday, January 14, 2019, entitled, "Mapping the Future: Leadership in Search of a Sense of Place." Join us at the Santa Monica Public Library from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM for a fast-moving and engaging conversation with public leadership experts Kate Coleman and Stephen Goldsmith as they reveal research from their forthcoming book showing how public sector and nonprofit leaders can unlock public value and increase performance by incorporating a sense of place in how they plan, act, and communicate. They will also provide a framework for GIS experts to advance the importance and applicability of their work.

Problems facing cities exist in systems, not in agencies. The disconnected nature of many services multiplies the complexity of service delivery and dilutes effectiveness. These problems occur across agencies, across governments (city, county, state, and federal), and across sectors (government, nonprofit, and for-profit contractors).

The underlying goal is to deepen awareness by government and nonprofit senior managers about how thinking and acting with a geographic or place-based orientation will create better decision making inside their enterprises and how it will further broaden cross-sector collaborations.

Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Learn more and register for this event. Click here for directions to the Santa Monica Public Library.

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Listen: Dean Peterson, Hugh Hewitt on CA Politics and George H.W. Bush https://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/12/listen-dean-peterson-hugh-hewitt-ca-politics-and-george-hw-bush/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2018/12/listen-dean-peterson-hugh-hewitt-ca-politics-and-george-hw-bush Interview with national radio host Hugh Hewitt to discuss California politics, the recent passing of President George H.W. Bush, and more. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:00:00 PST Pete Peterson

On December 5, 2018, Hugh Hewitt interviewed Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, on California Politics, shaping the next generation of leaders, and the recent passing of George H.W. Bush.

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Dr. Luisa Blanco Researches "Promoting Retirement Savings with Social Media" https://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/12/dr-luisa-blanco-researches-promoting-retirement-savings-social-media/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2018/12/dr-luisa-blanco-researches-promoting-retirement-savings-social-media Different messages centered on financial planning for retirement were shown via the Facebook advertisement platform to Hispanic women. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:15:00 PST Luisa Blanco

Dr. Luisa Blanco, associate professor of public policy at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy published a research project entitled, "Promoting Retirement Savings with Social Media" in the Behavioral Evidence Hub (B-Hub). 

Blanco's research project evaluated the influence of different Facebook ads with messages centered on financial planning for retirement shown towards Hispanic women ages 33-55 in four states: Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. After spending $3,000 in Facebook advertising, she found Hispanic women to be more interested in learning about financial planning for retirement when the message centered on peer influence than the message centered on family. 

Read more about this project to discover the challenge, design, impact, and implementation guidelines. 

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Watch: SPP Assistant Dean Carson Bruno Paneled a Discussion with Commonwealth Club https://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/12/watch-spp-assistant-dean-carson-bruno-paneled-discussion-commonwealth-club/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2018/12/watch-spp-assistant-dean-carson-bruno-paneled-discussion-commonwealth-club Panelist gathered together to talk politics past, present, and future. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:45:00 PST Carson Bruno

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy assistant dean for admission and program relations and adjuncty faculty Carson Bruno (MPP '12) paneled a discussion with Commonwealth Club at their "Week to Week Politics Roundtable and Holiday Social" on Friday, December 11, 2018, in San Francisco, California. Panelist gathered together to talk politics past, present, and future. 

Discussion took place around the biggest, most controversial, and surprising political issues. Expert speakers included Carson Bruno, CBS reporter Melissa Cain, and professor emeritus at the San Jose State University College of Social Science Larry Gersten. The vice president of media and editorial at Comonwealth Club, John Zipper moderated the event.

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Jan 8: Dean Peterson Speaks on "Viewpoint Diversity" in Bay Area https://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/12/jan-8-dean-peterson-speaks-viewpoint-diversity-bay-area/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2018/12/jan-8-dean-peterson-speaks-viewpoint-diversity-bay-area The growing “Viewpoint Diversity” Movement on America’s college campuses, and what you can do. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:45:00 PST sample

Dean Pete Peterson of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy will be speaking on the growing "viewpoint diversity" movement on America's college campuses at The Liberty Forum Silicon Valley in Mountain View on January 8th. Over the past several years, the School of Public Policy has taken a growing interest in "viewpoint diversity"—the concept that college students benefit not only from greater ethnic and racial diversity in student bodies and faculties, but also by hearing different political views.

A growing body of research has shown that America's colleges and universities are some of the most partisan places in the country, raising important questions regarding basic freedom of speech to the veracity of social science research. In this talk, Peterson will highlight a number of recent studies of professors and students to outline the scope of the challenge as well as lay out practical steps students and alumni can take to encourage more inclusive classrooms and campuses. 

Peterson believes that American higher education is one of the country's most important institutions, but it is doing a poor job of preparing engaged citizens able to do the hard work of engaging others with different opinions.


This event will take place on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Portuguese Hall 432 Stierlin Rd Mountain View, CA at 7:00 PM.

Register now

For more information please email: sppevents@pepperdine.edu.

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Dec 11: Faithful Friendship Amidst Difference https://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/11/dec-11-faithful-friendship-amidst-difference/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2018/11/dec-11-faithful-friendship-amidst-difference An Evening Conversation with Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy in Washington, DC. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:45:00 PST Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy and The Trinity Forum will co-host an Evening Conversation entitled, "Faithful Friendship Amidst Difference" with Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy. This event will take place on Tuesday, December 11th, 7 - 9 PM at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The discussion will evaluate the themes of their new book Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating conversation on nurturing friendship across differences and learning to see, know, and love our neighbor.

This event is held in partnership with the Trinity Forum as part of their continuing series on the "Moral Sense in Politics and Policy." 

Location: National Press Club/Ballroom, 529 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20045

Pepperdine alumni can register for free by emailing sppevents@pepperdine.edu.

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Nov 28: Dennis Prager, The Rational Bible: Exodus https://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/11/nov-28-dennis-prager-rational-bible-exodus/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2018/11/nov-28-dennis-prager-rational-bible-exodus Annual Patricia Tagliaferri Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series to demonstrate that the Bible is powerfully relevant to today's issues and consistent with rational thought. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:45:00 PDT Dennis Prager Headshot

Join the School of Public Policy on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the Elkins Auditorium for the annual Patricia Tagliaferri Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series with keynote speaker Dennis Prager, founder of PragerU.

 

Prager's newest book is the first of his five-volume Bible commentary entitled, The Rational Bible: Exodus God, Slavery, and Freedom. While many people may think the Bible—the most influential book in world history—is outdated, Prager's explanation of the book of Exodus will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today's issues, but completely consistent with rational thought.

 

Prager is a best-selling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio talk show host based in Los Angeles. His radio show is heard by more than 2 million listeners on 150 stations across the country. A highly sought-after speaker and frequent cable news show guest, Prager has lectured all over the world including Europe, Asia, Israel, and Australia. His New York Times best-selling books include Think a Second Time, Happiness is a Serious Problem, and Still the Best.

 

**Registration is required, as seating is limited.**

 

To learn more and register, please visit the event page.

 
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Nov 14: Has Liberalism Failed? https://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/10/nov-14-has-liberalism-failed/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/publicpolicy/2018/10/nov-14-has-liberalism-failed A thought-provoking discussion with Ted McAllister and Patrick Deneen surrounding the themes of Deneen's newly-released book, Why Liberalism Failed. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 09:15:00 PDT Patrick Deneen and Ted McAllister

The School of Public Policy welcomes guests for an evening conversation with Edward L. Gaylord Chair and associate professor of public policy, Ted McAllister and scholar Patrick Deneen for what promises to be a thought-provoking discussion surrounding the themes of Deneen's newly-released book, Why Liberalism Failed. This discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 6:30 PM, in the Wilburn Auditorium on the Drescher Graduate Campus.

 

At a time when civic fracture has alienated citizens and fueled a yearning for a strong leader, some have questioned whether our liberal democratic order has contained the seeds of its own demise. Even as material wealth continues to rise, many people feel bypassed by opportunities, estranged from each other, and unmoored from a sense of spiritual purpose or communal obligation. Deneen and McAliister will discuss the nature of our challenge, the prospects for the future of liberalism, and the hope of a renewed civic flourishing.

 

Deneen, an associate professor of political science and the David A. Potenziani Memorial Chair of Constitutional Studies at the University of Notre Dame, serves as acting director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University. With having previously taught at Princeton and Georgetown Universities, he also served as principal Speechwriter and Special Assistant to the Director of the US Information Agency. Deneen has written and edited several books including The Odyssey of Political Theory, Democratic Faith, and Conserving America?, as well as newly-released Why Liberalism Failed. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Perspectives on Political Science and American Political Thought, and is a contributing editor to The American Conservative.

 

McAllister, an intellectual historian, brings a historical imagination to the public policy curriculum, a perspective not typical of such programs. His training well equips him to press students to ask the foundational moral questions concerning public policy, leading them back to first principles. A graduate of Oklahoma Christian College, he earned his master's degree from Claremont Graduate School before completing his doctoral degree in American intellectual and cultural history at Vanderbilt University. A recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation's Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, he also received the Leland Sage Fellowship as well as several additional grants including one from the Earhart Foundation. The author of a volume entitled Revolt Against Modernity: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Search for a Postliberal Order, he has completed a new textbook on American history entitled The Promise of Freedom: A History of the United States. Among his other publications, he has authored the chapter "Reagan and the Transformation of American Conservatism" in The Reagan Presidency.

 

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Public Policy Professor Examines Retirement Saving Behaviors among Hispanic Women https://www.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/10/public-policy-professor-examines-retirement-saving-behaviors-among-hispanic-women/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/university/2018/10/public-policy-professor-examines-retirement-saving-behaviors-among-hispanic-women Professor Luisa Blanco Raynal examines the types of messaging Hispanic women respond to when served digital Facebook advertising about financial planning for retirement. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:15:00 PDT In an article published in Behavioural Public Policy, an international peer-reviewed journal focusing on the relationship between behavioral research and public policy, Luisa Blanco Raynal, associate professor of economics and public policy at Pepperdine School of Public Policy, examines the types of messaging Hispanic women respond to when served digital Facebook advertising about financial planning for retirement.

For the nearly two-year-long study, titled “Delivering information about retirement saving among Hispanic women: two Facebook experiments,” Blanco partnered with Luis M. Rodriguez, associate creative director of advertising agency Ogilvy, on two Facebook experiments, the first of which was conducted July 21–25, 2016, and the second April 22–25, 2018. In each instance, Blanco and Rodriguez developed Spanish ad copy specifically targeted to Hispanic women between the ages of 33–44 (Generation X) as well as the younger members of the baby boomer generation between the ages of 44–55. The researchers also selected women who either speak only Spanish or both Spanish and English and reside in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, the top four states with the largest percentages of Hispanics of Mexican origin.

“When I first started researching this topic, I found that a lot of Hispanics don’t have a retirement plan because they don’t plan to retire,” Blanco says. “I became invested in helping Hispanic women learn more about retirement because the married ones are more likely than their husbands to be in charge of their household’s financial and retirement planning.”

During the time frame of each experiment, the women were presented with three types of Facebook ads (translated here into English): Control, which provided a brief message and call to action: “Start to prepare for retirement today;” Treatment 1, which applied an injunctive norm (socially approved behavior) emphasizing peer influence and suggesting peer success: “Many Hispanic women like you already have a plan for retirement;” and Treatment 2, which conveyed an injunctive norm highlighting the importance of family: “Having a plan for retirement protects you and your family.”

Each ad contained a call-to-action link leading users to a mobile-friendly Spanish-language retirement planning website, yoplaneomiretiro.com, specifically designed to capture data for this experiment. Audience responses to the ad copy were measured by click-through rates, post-reaction and post-share data, and page likes. The website’s referral traffic data, filtered separately by each ad, was generated through Google Analytics.

After a detailed analysis of the two experiments’ results, Blanco and Rodriguez discovered that the ad copy featuring peer effects—a strategy that promoted self-empowerment—proved to be the most successful. These results provide invaluable insight to government officials, financial corporations, and researchers aiming to engage Hispanic women in retirement planning.

When examining the results of the two experiments, Blanco and Rodriguez contend in the published paper that the findings were surprising, as “we initially hypothesized that inherent cultural values might have a stronger influence among different racial and ethnic groups than pure peer effects. We were expecting that a message centered on the family would be more effective when talking about retirement planning, given the large literature on the importance of family networks among Hispanics of older ages.”

Blanco further explains that “These results are particularly beneficial for policymakers because they can gear their future campaigns to motivate minorities to prepare for retirement. They can also use this information to address the fact that minorities are less likely to work for employers who offer retirement saving accounts and help increase the number of Hispanic women saving for retirement by showing them that this is a commonplace strategy that they, too, can partake in.”


As a development economist with particular expertise in money management practices among Hispanics, Blanco’s funded research projects explore financial behavior and financial planning for retirement among minorities in the United States. She also leads the Mobile Money Diary Project, which collects data about financial behavior and health among Hispanics in California. Blanco has also conducted research specific to the Latin American region on issues related to economic development and policymaking, such as institutions, democracy, political instability, crime, capital accumulation, capital flows, financial development, inequality, and natural resources.  

Her work has been published in journals such as Journal of Consumer Affairs, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Oxford Development Studies, Southern Economic Journal, and Latin American Research Review, among others.

Blanco’s latest research, recently posted in the Pepperdine School of Public Policy Working Papers series, conducted a community based randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of an educational intervention promoting retirement saving among predominantly low- and moderate-income Spanish-speaking Hispanics who do not have access to employer-sponsored retirement accounts. The intervention provided participants with key retirement and financial planning information in Spanish and encouraged participants to open my Retirement Accounts (myRA), a starter retirement savings account created by the United States Department of the Treasury for those whose employers do not offer retirement savings programs.

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Dr. James Prieger to Present at the 86th International Atlantic Economic Conference https://community.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/10/dr-james-prieger-present-86th-international-atlantic-economic-conference/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/community/2018/10/dr-james-prieger-present-86th-international-atlantic-economic-conference Dr. Prieger presenting his paper on "Tax evasion and illicit trade before and after a tobacco tax increase." Wed, 10 Oct 2018 11:45:00 PDT James Prieger

Dr. James Prieger, professor of public policy, will present his research paper entitled, "Tax evasion and illicit trade before and after a tobacco tax increase" at the 86th International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES) Conference in New York. Prieger and co-author Jonathan Kulik, NYU, examine survey data from California to investigate smokers’ responses to recently increased cigarette excise-tax rates. The data collected suggest that while some smokers reduced their smoking behavior due to the tax increase, various ways to evade and avoid taxes--including illicit market activity--also increased. This conference will host academic researchers in the fields of economics, business and finance. To learn more about this conference, visit the IAES website.

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