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Getting sugar back? Soda taxes beyond sodas

Soda taxes are being implemented in several cities across the US with the aim of reducing sugar intake from sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs). Sugar is linked to obesity and to higher risk of diabetes and cardiovascular conditions, and sodas as the …

The Effects of Self-Governance: Evidence from PL 638 Compacts on Native American Health Outcomes

The 1975 Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act of 1975 (ISDEAA) aimed to expand self-determination opportunities for indigenous tribes in the United States. Specifically, under Title V tribes can compact with the federal government …

The Effects of Self-Governance: Evidence from PL 638 Compacts on Native American Health Outcomes

The 1975 Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act of 1975 (ISDEAA) aimed to expand self-determination opportunities for indigenous tribes in the United States. Specifically, under Title V tribes can compact with the federal government …

Effects of large gatherings on the COVID-19 epidemic: Evidence from professional and college sports

We compare COVID-19 case loads and mortality across counties that hosted more versus fewer NHL hockey games, NBA basketball games, and NCAA basketball games during the early months of 2020, before any large outbreaks were identified. We find that …

Back to Business and (Re)employing Workers? Labor Market Activity During State COVID-19 Reopenings

In the early phases of the COVID-19 epidemic labor markets exhibited considerable churn, which we relate to three primary findings. First, reopening policies generated asymmetrically large increases in reemployment of those out of work, compared to …