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Political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate

Jun. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt environmental researchers developed an index of city water policies and gathered data on the climate, water sources, population, economy and political leanings.

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Consumer decisions influenced by parenting stereotypes, even among non-parents

Jun. 6, 2018—New research from Vanderbilt University Marketing Professor Kelly Haws explains how “caretaker” and “breadwinner” roles affect consumer decision-making.

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Consumers focus on food types, not portions, when it comes to perceived healthiness

May. 18, 2018—New research from Vanderbilt University finds that consumers lose sight of caloric intake when they think they’re eating healthy foods.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Early count suggests competitive Tennessee Senate, gubernatorial races

May. 17, 2018—Between April 26 and May 8, 2018, the poll surveyed a demographically representative sample of 1,400 registered Tennessee voters on a number of state and national issues.

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30th anniversary of Vanderbilt finance conference explores the rise—and risks—of exchange-traded products

May. 10, 2018—As index funds and other financial tools gain in popularity, finance scholars and industry professionals are starting to ask if they may include hidden risks for investors.

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Study: Transparency, competition key to improving legislators’ performance

May. 2, 2018—Politicians will work harder at their jobs when their performance is reported to constituents early in their terms—but only where there’s a degree of competition from rival parties.

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Sitaraman named Carnegie Fellow to support research into democracy

Apr. 25, 2018—Law professor Ganesh Sitaraman was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow—the university’s third in four years—and awarded $200,000 to support his research. Thirty-one fellows were named nationally.

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Center for Effective Lawmaking hosts bipartisan D.C. roundtable on education policy

Apr. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt hosted the first in a series of three roundtables organized by the Center for Effective Lawmaking to provide academic expertise on issues relevant to lawmakers.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville wants transit overhaul; unsure about mayor’s plan

Mar. 4, 2018—Concern about Nashville's future rises as city's rapid growth strains transit and affordable housing, according to the latest research by Vanderbilt's Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

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Companies have little incentive to fight workplace sexual harassment, Vanderbilt economist explains

Mar. 1, 2018—New research by Vanderbilt economist Joni Hersch finds there are not strong enough incentives to push companies to eliminate or mitigate the risk of workplace sexual harassment.

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When disaster doesn’t strike: New book explores the study of highly reliable organizations

Mar. 1, 2018—Organizational reliability expert Rangaraj Ramanujam co-edited a new book consolidating 30 years of top research into what makes high-stakes organizations work.

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Vanderbilt Poll-Nashville preview: Mayor Barry approval at 61 percent

Feb. 27, 2018—A limited early release of data shows Mayor Barry's approval still high. Full poll results will be released Sunday, March 4.

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