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Featured Research

Why Not Call the Cops?

After police were accused of beating an unarmed black man in Milwaukee, 911 calls from the black community fell dramatically, according to a new paper by CPI research group leader Matthew Desmond and his co-authors.

Did the Safety Net Protect Children During the Great Recession?

During the Great Recession, the safety net protected children from the adverse shocks of income losses, particularly children from more disadvantaged backgrounds, according to a new working paper by Marianne Bitler, CPI research group leader Hilary Hoynes, and Elira Kuka. 

Talks and Events
2016 Jing Lyman Lecture

Kimberlé Crenshaw will discuss her work on intersectionality and her recent contributions to the #SayHerName campaign that publicizes police brutality toward black women and girls.

Tuesday, October 11, Cubberley Auditorium, 4pm
Undergraduate Majors Night

Check out the CPI table at Majors Night to learn more about our undergraduate Certificate on Poverty and Inequality and research opportunities at the CPI.

Thursday, October 13, Erickson Courts, Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation, 7pm
Policy Forum on Gentrification

Leading experts from business, policy, and academia discuss how policy may be the solution to the challenges of gentrification and affordable housing.

Friday, October 14, SIEPR Gunn Building, Koret-Taube Conference Center, 11am
Eviction, Profit, and Poverty

Why do poverty and eviction come together? Find out when CPI research group leader Matthew Desmond presents results from his widely heralded book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Monday, October 17, Obendorf Event Center, GSB, 4:30 pm
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