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“Is it Where You Go or What You Study?​”​

​Prof. Eric Eide & Mark Showalter​

BYU Professors' Eric Eide​ and Mark Showalter, in conjuction with SDSU's Michael Hilmer, have been featured in “The Atlantic” for their recent study on the influence of college selectivity and college major on earnings. They found that major-specific earnings vary markedly by college selectivity, with the strongest differences among business majors and the weakest differences among science majors. They also found that when comparing earnings of graduates from top colleges to middle or bottom ranked colleges, the distribution of students across majors can be as important as earnings differences by major in accounting for college selectivity earnings gaps. ​[mo​re]




“Why Women Don't Run: Experimental Evidence on Gender Differences in Political Competition Aversion”

Prof. Olga B. Stoddard & Jessica Preece

​BYU Professors' Olga Stoddard and Jessica Preece conducted a field experiment to test a prominent theory about the source of the gender gap in leadership ambition: women’s higher aversion to competitive environments. Using politics as a context for their study, they employed two distinct subject pools – highly politically active individuals and workers from an online labor market. They found that priming individuals to consider the competitive nature of politics has a strong negative effect on women’s interest in political office, but not on men’s interest, hence significantly increasing the gender gap in leadership ambition. ​[more​]


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​"Relationships Between Fine Particulate Air Pollution, Cardiometabolic Disorders, and Cardiovascular Mortality"

Prof. C. Arden Pope III​​

BYU Economics Prof. C. Arden Pope, along with several researchers, recently published their research in the journal of “Circulation Research” from the American Heart Association. They discovered that pollution-induced cardiovascular disease mortality risk is observed for those with and without existing cardiometabolic disorders. Long-term exposure may also contribute to the development of cardiometabolic disorders, increasing risk of cardiovascular disease, and cardiometabolic disease mortality.  ​..[more]​

"Study: Eat School Lunch after Recess"​​

Prof. Joseph Price

BYU Economics Prof. Joe Price and Cornell's David Just recently published their research in the journal of "Preventive Medicine," which has been highlighted in several national news sources. They discovered that eating lunch after recess instead of before, increases the fruit and vegetable consumption by more than 50%. [​more]