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This is a peer review of Robust Decision Making, an exploratory modeling approach for informing decisions under deep uncertainty, and the Exploratory Analysis and Modeling Tool, focusing applications for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.
Sep 25, 2019
Jonathan S. Blake, Robert J. Lempert, Steven W. Popper
The authors report workshop discussions of four topics related to the strategic context in the Black Sea: Russia's strategy in the region; Russian military and soft-power instruments; Western goals and interests; and elements of Western strategy.
Researchers mapped the contribution of UK research and funders to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence public health guidelines, to understand its strengths, weakness and level of collaboration and coordination across countries.
Sep 24, 2019
Gavin Cochrane, Advait Deshpande, Benoît Macaluso, Vincent Larivière
Explores home and community-based services as a way to curb long-term services and supports spending growth through an evaluation of Medicaid's most recent rebalancing effort -- the Balancing Incentive Program.
This study examines the associations between college attendance and subsequent alcohol and marijuana use behaviors at multiple ages during young adulthood and adulthood, while rigorously controlling for baseline differences by college type.
Sep 24, 2019
Bohyun Joy Jang, Megan S. Schuler, Rebecca J. Evans-Polce, Megan E. Patrick
This paper sheds new light on the importance of home production in welfare analyses by focusing on the elasticity of substitution estimated over the retired population, thus holding constant non-work time, but also on the share of spending that is potentially substitutable.
This article represents the first U.S. study employing exclusively household-level longitudinal data spanning the Great Recession to estimate the response of household spending to negative wealth shocks induced by the sharp declines in house prices.
Sep 20, 2019
Marco Angrisani, Michael D. Hurd, Susann Rohwedder
This paper assesses community perceptions of crime and the police before and after the implementation of an intervention aimed at eliminating overt drug markets through focused deterrence and police-community partnerships emphasizing racial reconciliation.
U.S. education, training, and workforce development have not significantly changed despite 21st-century needs. To address this, RAND Corporation researchers developed a systems-level, blue-sky approach to rethinking system functions and features.
Researchers assessed intellectual property (IP) support at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components and found underused opportunities but also issues that expose programs to substantial risk.
Sep 19, 2019
Geoffrey McGovern, Maria McCollester, Douglas C. Ligor, Sheng Tao Li, Douglas Yeung, Laura Kupe
This study uses advances in longitudinal modeling to extend our understanding of how exposure to substance-related media content, quantity of alcohol use, and perceived descriptive norms about alcohol use are reciprocally related over time.
Sep 19, 2019
Jordan P. Davis, Eric R. Pedersen, Joan S. Tucker, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Rachana Seelam, Regina A. Shih, Elizabeth J. D'Amico
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