Lindsay Owens, Research Affiliate of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, is featured in this Stanford Report article suggesting that men are more inclined to donate money to charities or volunteer time if they believe their self-interest is aligned with that cause.
The recently published paper "On the Sharing Economy" by Karen Cook, IRiSS Director, and Paolo Parigi, IRiSS Faculty Fellow, explains the relationships formed through the sharing economy and how levels of trust vary differently in the online world. Read more.
A Supreme Court ruling will decide whether only elected state lawmakers, not voters or an independent citizens commission, may draw the boundaries of districts for members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more in this LA Times article.
A patent troll is a person or company that buys patents – without planning to produce the product – and then enforces those patents in order to collect licensing fees. These trolls may actually help innovation, according to research from IRiSS Faculty Affiliate, Steve Haber, and IRiSS Graduate Student Advisory Council Leader, Seth Werfel. Read more.