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Student Election Group Episode 1

As our mission statement says, “The Salem Center for Policy is dedicated to helping students and business leaders better understand the costs, benefits and consequences of policy decisions.” The weeks before a presidential election are when many Americans think most about policy, and discussions of the upcoming election often throw off more heat than light, […]

Academics in Government – careers, fellowships, sabbaticals, and research collaborations

Have you ever wondered what PhD-trained economists and accountants do at regulatory institutions and standards bodies, and whether it would be a benefit to your career or research agenda to spend time there? The McCombs School of Business through the Salem Center for Policy is hosting a three-panel virtual event designed for academics who want […]

Student Election Group Episode 6

As our mission statement says, “The Salem Center for Policy is dedicated to helping students and business leaders better understand the costs, benefits and consequences of policy decisions.” The weeks before a presidential election are when many Americans think most about policy, and discussions of the upcoming election often throw off more heat than light, […]

Student Election Group Episode 5

As our mission statement says, “The Salem Center for Policy is dedicated to helping students and business leaders better understand the costs, benefits and consequences of policy decisions.” The weeks before a presidential election are when many Americans think most about policy, and discussions of the upcoming election often throw off more heat than light, […]

Universal Healthcare is one of the most debated topics today…. Can it work in the US? Should we institute this policy?

Please join the Adam Smith Society and the Salem Center as we host two seasoned industry experts (Avik Roy and Bill Sage) on October 26th at 6:30pm CST. Participants Avik Roy: Former healthcare advisor for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and currently is the President of Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity here in Austin Position: Will be debating the free […]

Algorithmic Risk Assessment in the Hands of Humans

Speaker: Jennifer Doleac, Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Justice Tech Lab, Texas A&M University Jennifer’s Website Algorithmic risk assessment is widely used throughout the criminal justice system. These tools have great promise to help courts use incarceration more efficiently and fairly, but many have raised concerns about whether they will increase racial disparities in […]

Student Election Group Episode 4

As our mission statement says, “The Salem Center for Policy is dedicated to helping students and business leaders better understand the costs, benefits and consequences of policy decisions.” The weeks before a presidential election are when many Americans think most about policy, and discussions of the upcoming election often throw off more heat than light, […]

The Role of Universities in America’s Social Unrest Over Race and Inequality

The Salem Center will host Professor Glenn C. Loury during Free Speech Week to discuss the role of Universities in America’s current social unrest over racial inequality. Glenn C. Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University.  He has been a critic of how Universities have handled […]

Student Election Group Episode 3

As our mission statement says, “The Salem Center for Policy is dedicated to helping students and business leaders better understand the costs, benefits and consequences of policy decisions.” The weeks before a presidential election are when many Americans think most about policy, and discussions of the upcoming election often throw off more heat than light, […]

First Amendment Rights and the Values Behind Them

Steve Simpson (Pacific Legal Foundation) — Chair Tara Smith (University of Texas, Austin, Department of Philosophy) “The First Amendment: What it Means and Why it Matters” The First Amendment encompasses activities of different types – most notably, involving speech, religion, and the press. What is the underlying idea that unites these? Why carve out such […]