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Partisanship shapes Tennesseans’ coronavirus views: Vanderbilt Poll

Jun. 9, 2020—The partisanship of Tennesseans strongly influences their views on COVID-19, according to the latest statewide Vanderbilt Poll. The poll also found that economic worries abound as Tennesseans feel the financial effect of the safer-at-home order.

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New research on ‘endowment effect’ points to evolutionary roots of cognitive biases

May. 27, 2020—Evolution may explain why we overvalue some things—but not others—to an irrational degree.

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Nashville residents rally to city leaders amid pandemic, but worry about economy – Vanderbilt Poll

May. 21, 2020—Nashvillians gave very high marks to the city’s institutions and elected officials for their response to the COVID-19 crisis, but residents’ economic anxiety levels are high as the city faces hard times and tough financial decisions, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll-Nashville.

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Ask an Expert: How can healthcare leaders support compassion in the workplace?

May. 5, 2020—As COVID-19 strains hospitals and doctors’ offices, it’s more important than ever for health care leaders to model, cultivate and support compassion among their staff. Professor of management Tim Vogus distills some best practices for health care leaders.

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Paid family leave, pregnancy accommodation laws boost labor market

Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt law professor Jennifer Shinall finds that some, but not all, types of legislation designed to protect pregnant employees are effective in their aim to help these workers keep working during pregnancy and after giving birth.

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Study: Effective legislators do better at the primary polls

Apr. 20, 2020—Primary voters prefer incumbents with a proven record of success, according to a new working paper from the Center for Effective Lawmaking, coauthored by Alan Wiseman.

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Playlist Politics: Students create ways to engage apathetic, angry voters

Mar. 2, 2020—Two Vanderbilt seniors are taking unique approaches to bringing apathetic and frustrated voters to the political table.

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Jim Rossi and Christopher Serkin win 2020 Morrison Prize for best scholarship on sustainability

Feb. 26, 2020—Vanderbilt Law School professors Jim Rossi and Christopher Serkin have won the 2020 Morrison Prize for best scholarship in environmental law with their co-authored paper “Energy Exactions.”

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How even school lunches can become a partisan issue

Feb. 17, 2020—Even a seemingly uncontroversial topic like school lunch nutrition can become politicized when the person advocating for it is a polarizing figure, finds political scientist Cindy Kam.

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Post-9/11 wars may have killed twice as many Americans at home as in battle: Analysis

Dec. 17, 2019—An analysis by Kip Viscusi finds that the post-9/11 wars may have resulted in more than twice as many indirect deaths back home as were lost in battle, due to the diversion of war costs from the U.S. economy and the subsequent impact on the nation’s health.

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Vanderbilt Poll finds Tennesseans broadly united on key issues, economic insecurity top of mind for many

Dec. 17, 2019—The 2019 Vanderbilt Poll shows that Tennesseans agree on many tough issues, while a new set of questions reveals insights into the financial and health care worries of Tennessee voters.

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When making small donations, we prefer anonymity

Dec. 11, 2019—When asked to make a small donation to charity, we're more likely to give if we can remain anonymous. New research by Kelly Goldsmith suggests that it's because the promise of public recognition interferes with the altruistic feeling we get when we donate.

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