The U.S. government is providing insufficient funding and other resources to understand and manage risks that nanomaterials pose to the health of workers in the rapidly growing nanotechnology industry.
California's system of evaluating the severity of injuries of permanently disabled workers has long been widely criticized. A thorough analysis of the system found that it works well in certain respects but is frought with inconsistencies and inequities.
The Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy is holding its 5th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems in New Orleans March 20-22, 2016. This triennial forum focuses on the opportunities and challenges of socioeconomic research and extension in the development and evaluation of coastal resource restoration and management. The deadline for abstract submission is November 20, 2015.
The third annual Workshop on Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty will be held in Delft, the Netherlands. The theme of this year's workshop is "From Theory to Practice – Implementing Deep Uncertainty Methods and Tools." It will focus on exchanging views between researchers and practitioners, among different fields of interest, and among researchers.
In an effort to understand the economic price of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, RAND assessed the costs and benefits of alternatives to the current impasse. The authors of the study present their findings to RAND Policy Circle members.