Law, Business and Politics
Nov. 13, 2014—People who earn their undergraduate degree from a less prestigious university and a graduate degree from an elite university earn much less than those who attend both an elite undergraduate and graduate school. And it is unlikely their salary will ever catch up.
Nov. 5, 2014—For the first time, the Legislative Effectiveness Project has tracked whether the most effective lawmakers were re-elected.
Oct. 21, 2014—Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage, public-facing positions; and make less money compared to men and average-size women.
Oct. 15, 2014—Top-five plaintiffs’ law firms achieve the best results for shareholders in mergers and acquisitions’ litigation because they aggressively litigate their cases, instead of adopting more passive strategies favored by less well-known firms.
Oct. 14, 2014—A measure of the legislative effectiveness of almost any member of the U.S. House of Representatives is easily available with the launch of a new website and upcoming book co-authored by Vanderbilt political scientist Alan Wiseman.
Oct. 10, 2014—Though they didn’t meet until graduate school at Stanford University, Molly and Saul Jackman both grew up in California and became fascinated with politics while very young.
Oct. 8, 2014—Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination by employers in five areas: race, color, religion, sex and national origin. What Jennifer Shinall wants to know—should weight become the sixth?
Oct. 8, 2014—Consumers who perceive themselves as loyal customers to a particular company often believe that they have better than average odds to win contests and sweepstakes that are entirely random.
Oct. 3, 2014—Econometrics, the means by which economic ideas are tested and measured, brings theoretical, methodological and applied economics into one discipline. “You get a little bit of everything,” Atsushi Inoue said.
Oct. 2, 2014—New research shows that women in negotiations face deception more often than men.
MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Lawmakers’ website grades members of Congress for effectiveness; launch set for October 14 at National Press Club
Sep. 26, 2014—As voters prepare to go to the polls Nov. 4, they will be able to take the measure of their congressional representatives’ effectiveness using a new website developed by Vanderbilt University and University of Virginia political scientists.
Sep. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt law professor Chris Slobogin says recent criticism of using scientific risk assessments during sentencing is misguided.