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Expert: Inspiration, anger motivate women to run for office

Aug. 2, 2018—Amanda Clayton can provide insight into why so many women are running for office in 2018--and how they might change Washington if they are elected.

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Store brand spillover can dampen profits for national brands and retailers alike

Aug. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers examine what happens when store brands in one category of goods, like soup, creates demands in another category, like canned vegetables.

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‘You don’t blow your diet on Twinkies’: Why consumers seek to maximize goal violations

Aug. 2, 2018—When consumers contemplate violating a personal goal (i.e., cheating on a diet, overspending on a budget), they often seek to make the most of that violation by choosing the most extreme option, according to new research from Kelly Goldsmith.

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Putting a price tag on a person’s life could make America safer and fairer

Jun. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt economist W. Kip Viscusi says putting a price tag on the value of a person’s life makes people and products safer.

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Why Federal Reserve should offer bank accounts to everyone

Jun. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt Professor of Law and former Treasury adviser Morgan Ricks argues that the general public, businesses and institutions should have the option to open an account at the Federal Reserve.

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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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