St. Louis online rental market reflects biases, neighborhood stigma, study finds
Weidenbaum Center Associate Director Ariela Schachter on online rental market biases in St. Louis
The Weidenbaum Center is a research institute at Washington University in St. Louis that supports social scientific research in the fields of public policy, economics, political science, and sociology. Led by Weidenbaum Center Director Andrew Reeves (pictured), the Center funds faculty research, provides administrative support for research activities, and sponsors a wide range of public affairs programs. In doing so, the Center serves as a bridge between scholars, policymakers, and the general public. Through unbiased empirical research and events, the Center addresses many of the pressing public policy issues facing America and the world today.
The Weidenbaum Center provides significant research support for faculty in the departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. This support allows a wide array of faculty members to participate in a variety of impactful research, and is of particular importance to our younger faculty who are just starting their research careers. Research efforts contribute to work that addresses key social issues locally, nationally, and globally, and enhances the prominence of Washington University in the academic and policy world. Donations fund our grant programs which support this research. We could not support nearly as much research without this generosity.
Each year the Weidenbaum Center funds hundreds of thousands of dollars in research in the Social Sciences at Washington University. Weidenbaum Center Eliot Society members were treated to a public policy meeting in mid-November featuring six faculty members who received internal grants from the Weidenbaum Center to fund their groundbreaking research efforts. The following lists our speakers and their presentation titles: Brian Carpenter, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, "The 21st Century Cares Act: Implications for Communication Between Patients and Providers"; Caitlyn Collins, Associate Professor of Sociology, "Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving"; Lucia Motolina, Assistant Professor of Political Science, "Winning More With Less: How Parties Win More Votes Without Winning Over More Voters"; Patrick Ishizuka, Assistant Professor of Sociology, "Trends in the Gender Household Gap Across Family Types: 1976-2019"; Limor Golan (pictured left), Lawrence H. Meyer Professor of Economics and Weidenbaum Center Research Fellow, "Using Quasi Experimental Data to Estimate the Effect of Incarceration on the Racial Gaps in Career Dynamics, Recidivism, and Pay Gaps"; and Matthew Hayes, Associate Professor of Political Science and Weidenbaum Center Research Fellow, "The Washington University Summer Training Experience in Political Science (WU-STEPS)."
Lucas is a Weidenbaum Center Graduate Affiliate and Ph.D. candidate in Political Science. His research explores how individuals evaluate and interact with their surrounding city, county, and school board governments, focusing on local government meetings. Lucas has assisted the Weidenbaum Center in developing the St. Louis Policy Data Project, an initiative designed to make data in the St. Louis region more accessible to organizations and non-profits. He has also worked with Weidenbaum Center Research Fellow Dr. Dino Christenson, to understand better how corporate consolidation influences American politics, focusing particularly on its effects within the context of the Supreme Court. Lucas was recently offered a position as a senior data scientist at Maritz in St. Louis, and will be joining their business solutions and data science division upon completion of his research at Washington University.
Weidenbaum Center Director and Professor of Political Science Andrew Reeves discussed his new book "No Blank Check" on concerns over presidential executive power at a virtual public policy forum in mid-December. The book highlights American's skepticism towards presidential power, drawing on data from original surveys, innovative experiments, historical polls, and contexts outside the United States. To watch a recording of the talk, click link below.
Weidenbaum Center Associate Director Ariela Schachter provides her answers to our question & answer series featuring Weidenbaum Center faculty, staff, or student affiliates.
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Molly Cline, Co-Chair of the Weidenbaum Center Eliot Society Committee, addressing guests
Faculty (l to r): Travis Crum (Weidenbaum Research Fellow/Law), Stephanie Shady (Political Science), Chris Lucas (Political Science), Andrew Jordan (Weidenbaum Research Fellow/Economics), & Michael Olson (Weidenbaum Research Fellow/Political Science)
Weidenbaum Center members Darcella Craven and Beth Hertzig
Weidenbaum Center member Bill Finnie, and Weidenbaum Center Eliot Society Committee Member Gayle Jackson