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Vive la différence: When lemons masquerade as plums

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, associate professor at Dyson, and collaborators have found that a law regulating wine production in 1930s France, known as the AOC, resulted in a 7% net increase in industry welfare, and set the standard for quality control.

Erin King Sweeney joins bipartisan Institute of Politics and Global Affairs

Former Republican Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney has joined the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University as senior associate director.

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Vaccine acceptance higher in developing nations than U.S.

Personal protection against COVID-19 was the main reason given for vaccine acceptance among respondents in low- and middle-income countries, and concern about side effects was the most common reason for vaccine hesitancy.

Takeout couriers in China quietly strike ‘under the radar’

Cornell research has revealed a new form of bargaining power among Chinese platform-based food delivery workers, who conduct invisible ministrikes by logging out of apps and airing grievances over WeChat.

Money talks: Wealthy ‘hijack’ agenda to gain policy influence

Analyzing more than 20 years of floor speeches by members of Congress, a new book co-authored by Peter K. Enns, professor in the Department of Government, explains why corporate and wealthy interests dominate the national economic agenda.

Law professor offers international human rights course

International Human Rights in Theory and Practice, taught this summer by Cornell Law School Clinical Professor of Law Elizabeth Brundige, invites students to think critically about international human rights.

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Report: Ithaca economy shouldn’t return to business as usual

In a report for Tompkins County, the ILR School’s Ithaca Co-Lab recommends workforce strategies to reduce racial disparities, remove barriers to work and prioritize living-wage jobs.

Adolescents exposed to gun violence – new study finds sharp, ethnoracial and income disparities

Gun violence is pervasive in the lives of adolescents who were born in U.S. cities, and it affects poor and minority adolescents at higher rates than higher income or white adolescents, according to new Cornell-led research.

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Jens David Ohlin named dean of Cornell Law School

Jens David Ohlin, who has served as interim dean of Cornell Law School since January and as a member of the faculty since 2008, has been named the Allan R. Tessler Dean, effective July 1.