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The SEISMIC Project Unites 10 Public Research Institutions to Address Equity and Inclusion in STEM Courses

The SEISMIC Project Unites 10 Public Research Institutions to Address Equity and Inclusion in STEM Courses

In a Nutshell: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics -- also known as the STEM fields -- are extremely important to the advancement of society and national economies. The STEM fields have suffered from a lack of equity and inclusion over the years, but thanks to funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, future STEM demographics may look a bit different. The Sloan Equity and Inclusion in STEM Introductory Courses, or SEISMIC project, is bringing together 10 large public... read more »

DALBAR Sets Quality Standards in the Finance Industry via Research and Ratings While Providing Solutions to Help Businesses Improve

DALBAR Sets Quality Standards in the Finance Industry via Research and Ratings While Providing Solutions to Help Businesses Improve

In a Nutshell: In the competitive world of finance, DALBAR helps companies understand industry trends, keep up with competitors, and gain valuable insights into the industry. Since 1976, DALBAR has been helping set and raise standards in finance through its in-depth, independent research and ratings. The company also offers customizable solutions to improve performance in a wide range of areas, based on its rich data. DALBAR is also known for its prestigious awards that recognize... read more »

A Report Explores How the Minimum Wage and Earned Income Tax Credit Can Work Together to Reduce Poverty

A Report Explores How the Minimum Wage and Earned Income Tax Credit Can Work Together to Reduce Poverty

In a Nutshell: With income equality and wage stagnation presenting major challenges to low- and middle-income households, a recent report from the Economic Policy Institute explores how existing policies can help alleviate these problems. In the report, titled “The EITC and minimum wage work together to reduce poverty and raise incomes,” experts Ben Zipperer and Jesse Rothstein propose how the Earned Income Tax Credit and the federal minimum wage can complement each other to fight... read more »

How to Support the Lustgarten Foundation, Where 100% of Donations Go Toward Research, in Its Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

How to Support the Lustgarten Foundation, Where 100% of Donations Go Toward Research, in Its Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

In a Nutshell: The Lustgarten Foundation was established by Marc Lustgarten and his colleagues after Lustgarten was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1998. Unfortunately, Lustgarten passed away the following year, but his legacy lives on through the foundation. Pancreatic cancer is more difficult to diagnose than other cancers and is underfunded compared to more well-known cancers. The Lustgarten Foundation’s research has led to innovative detection methods and treatments for... read more »

Plunkett Research Delivers Impactful and Insightful Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Trends to the Finance Industry

Plunkett Research Delivers Impactful and Insightful Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Trends to the Finance Industry

In a Nutshell: Companies come and go, but the most successful businesses stick around in part because they understand their customers and the industry within which they operate. The finance industry is particularly competitive, and Plunkett Research helps companies maintain their competitive edge by supplying vast amounts of detailed data about the market and its leaders. Plunkett Research provides an array of off-the-shelf online and print reports and analytics. It also specializes in... read more »

GiveWell Uses Research to Help Donors Decide Where to Donate Their Money for Maximum Impact Toward Worthwhile Causes

GiveWell Uses Research to Help Donors Decide Where to Donate Their Money for Maximum Impact Toward Worthwhile Causes

In a Nutshell: There are a lot of charities out there, and donors can have a difficult time knowing which ones are the most impactful and the most cost-effective. GiveWell is a nonprofit that conducts its own in-depth, independent research to help donors direct their funds to the charities best positioned to save or improve lives. The organization tends to focus its efforts in the poorest parts of the world because those are the areas where dollars can go the furthest. GiveWell... read more »

The Millennial Impact Report Has Helped Nonprofits Understand More than a Decade of the Demographic’s Cause Engagement

The Millennial Impact Report Has Helped Nonprofits Understand More than a Decade of the Demographic’s Cause Engagement

In a Nutshell: Millennials are gradually replacing baby boomers and Gen Xers as America's primary income generators and wealth creators. And nonprofit organizations and corporations concerned with social responsibility are interested in understanding what motivates them to engage with causes. The Millennial Impact Project has amassed a decade's worth of analysis that illuminates the demographic’s patterns and preferences in The Millennial Impact Report: 10 Years Looking Back. The... read more »

USAFacts: A Comprehensive Resource on Government Spending and Impact That Informs Personal, Financial, and Voter Decisions

USAFacts: A Comprehensive Resource on Government Spending and Impact That Informs Personal, Financial, and Voter Decisions

In a Nutshell: When Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie started looking for numbers to guide their own charitable giving decisions, they discovered how difficult it is to find, gather, and interpret government financial data. This led to the founding of USAFacts, a privately-funded not-for-profit that serves as a free, comprehensive resource for unbiased information on government revenue, spending, and impact. The organization also prepares annual reports and a 10-K... read more »

How Fake News Can Impact Financial Markets and How to Stay Vigilant Against Misleading Information Masquerading as Truth

How Fake News Can Impact Financial Markets and How to Stay Vigilant Against Misleading Information Masquerading as Truth

In a Nutshell: Fake news is very real in today’s media landscape. Researchers have discovered that false stories on financial websites can actually sway stock markets one way or another and impact trading levels. We spoke to the Founder of Media Bias/Fact Check — Dave Van Zandt — about how Americans can remain vigilant while getting their daily dose of news. Van Zandt said transparency about ownership, funding, and sources are major indicators that a story or website is credible.... read more »

Moody’s Analytics Economic Research Expert Tony Hughes on the Limitations of Artificial Intelligence in Banking

Moody’s Analytics Economic Research Expert Tony Hughes on the Limitations of Artificial Intelligence in Banking

In a Nutshell: Rapid innovation dominates the financial industry, in part, because of emerging technologies that rely on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities. Moody’s Analytics is the sister company of Moody’s Investors Service — one of the Big Three credit rating agencies — and conducts economic research on these types of cutting-edge trends in the finance world. We recently sat down with Tony Hughes, the Managing Director of Economic Research at... read more »