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Judge Glock on Political Polarization

Judge Glock, the Chief Policy Officer of the Cicero Institute joins Salem Center Scholars Greg Salmieri and Dima Shamoun and Executive Director Carlos Carvalho to discuss Judge Glock’s article “The Mismeasurement of Polarization” 

How Innovation Works: A special Policy@McCombs Event with Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley joins us for a special Policy@McCombs Event to discuss his book How Innovation Works Join us in person at Rowling Hall, RRH Crum Auditorium or online (link coming soon)Register for the event here.   The first 30 attendees will receive a free copy of the book! Matt Ridley’s books have sold over a […]

Choosing and Implementing Optimal Immigration Policies

Korok Ray joins us for a Policy@McCombs event to discuss his paper “Choosing and Implementing Optimal Immigration Policies” View the paper for the discussion here. Join us in person at Rowling Hall, RRH 4.408Join us on Zoom here. Korok is an Associate Professor at the Mays Business School of Texas A&M University, and Director of […]

Aggie Longhorn Innovation Conference

The Aggie Longhorn Innovation (ALI) Conference will be held at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin on November 12th, 2021. The ALI Conference is jointly held by the Salem Center for Policy and the Mays Innovation Research Center at Texas A&M. The conference aims to discuss many of the […]

Why the Patent Waiver on COVID-19 Drugs Is Wrong

Join Amesh Adalja (Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security), Adam Mossoff (Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University) and Gregory Salmieri (Salem Center, University of Texas, Austin) as they make the case that the Biden Administration’s decision to support the proposal to suspend patent protections for all patents and other IP rights on COVID-19 vaccines […]

PhD Symposium: Financial Market Research and Policy Developments

The Salem Center for Policy at the McCombs School of Business is pleased to host its second doctoral student symposium designed for Ph.D. candidates in finance, accounting, economics, and related disciplines, who are in the process of developing a financial markets research program. Students will engage researchers from leading universities, industry, and regulatory agencies to […]

Developing New Poverty Measures

Bruce Meyer is a Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, studies poverty and inequality, tax policy, government safety net programs such as unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, food stamps, and Medicaid, and the accuracy of household surveys. His most recent work includes research on trends in poverty and inequality, the consequences […]

Solving Texas’s Street Homelessness Problem

A discussion with Judge Glock, Senior Policy Analyst for the Cicero Institute. Before joining the Cicero Institute, Judge Glock was formerly a visiting professor at the Department of Economics at West Virginia University. He received his Ph.D. in History with a focus on economic history from Rutgers University. Among other places, Judge’s academic writing has […]

Using Minimum Wages to Fight Inequality and Poverty

David Neumark is a Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director, Center for Population, Inequality, and Policy at the University of California at Irvine. He joins the Salem Center for a Policy@McCombs event to discuss his research on minimum wage laws and their relationship with inequality and poverty. To view more of his research, please view […]

Valentin Bolotnyy on the Gender Pay Gap

Valentin Bolotnyy is an economist at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He works on topics across public and labor economics, often partnering with government agencies to improve public services and gain insight into social behavior.