Law, Business and Politics
Research Snapshot: New Vanderbilt-led research explores human migration changes during the COVID-19 pandemic
Apr. 20, 2021—The choice of where to live is a major economic and social decision and includes factors such as labor markets, schools, housing costs and access to amenities. In 2020, new research shows, a new factor made a prominent appearance: the COVID-19 pandemic. But the way it showed up might not be what you’d expect.
Apr. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt Divinity School has announced the hiring of Yara González-Justiniano, assistant professor of religion, psychology and culture. González-Justiniano, who will focus on Latinx studies, brings a wealth of experience in theological and cultural study and nonprofit program leadership.
Apr. 12, 2021—How do television networks predict election outcomes? The virtual event “A Peek Inside the NBC Decision Desk: Election 2020” scheduled for Friday, April 16, at 2 p.m. CT will provide an overview.
Apr. 9, 2021—While populations’ access to health care is crucial to combating the spread of COVID-19, a team of Vanderbilt researchers has found that understanding the cultural context of health within a community is an equally significant factor—and can help leaders better prepare for future crises.
Apr. 7, 2021—On Thursday, April 8, the Vanderbilt Divinity School will host the first of three panel discussions focused on exploring the experience of Asian and Asian American people.
Apr. 1, 2021—Amid COVID-19, businesses will have to implement new procedures and training methods. Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Megan Lawrence examines what practices work best, and why.
The ‘Do-Something’ Members of 116th Congress: Legislative effectiveness study from Vanderbilt, UVA identifies member success in advancing bills
Mar. 17, 2021—Legislative effectiveness scores are at the core of the research conducted at the Center for Effective Lawmaking, co-directed by Vanderbilt‘s Alan Wiseman. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., along with Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and retired Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., were the most effective Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the recently completed 116th Congress, according to new research from the center.
Mar. 11, 2021—Examining economies through the lens of Christianity could highlight ways economic structures can be redesigned to better align with Christian values, according to research by Distinguished Professor of Theology Joerg Rieger.
Mar. 8, 2021—Professor of Sociology Holly McCammon studies how U.S. women have banded together to achieve political and social change through court cases that bolster their rights.
What led to the U.S. Capitol insurrection: Vanderbilt political scientists examine social, psychological, legal foundations of Jan. 6 riot
Feb. 24, 2021—A panel of Vanderbilt political science faculty explored the factors that led to the Jan. 6 riot in a virtual event, “Dissent, Disorder and Democracy: What Led to the U.S. Capitol Insurrection.” Hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, the panel also engaged with the event’s serious implications for the strength of the nation's democracy.
Feb. 23, 2021—As the SEC opens its investigation into the GameStop stock price surge, Vanderbilt researchers caution retail investors against taking large market risks in the name of “making a point.”
Feb. 5, 2021—For the first time in 25 years, a team of researchers, including Professor Mark A. Cohen of Vanderbilt University, has provided a comprehensive overview of the number of incidents of crime in the United States and their staggering financial costs.