Nobel laureate Alvin Roth will discuss “The New Economics of Matchmaking
and Market Design” in a Dec. 2 lecture presented by the Rice Initiative
for the Study of Economics (RISE) and the Office of the President. The
lecture will be at 5 p.m. in McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium and will be
followed by a 6:30 p.m. reception in McNair Hall’s Executive Commons.
In the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, headlines about “rigged” voting have raised questions about the legitimacy of election results. However, a new paper from Rice University psychologists suggests that a bigger problem may exist within America’s voting systems: poor ballot design.
Better communication about how educational research can impact public policy may improve educational equity.The study, which examined the significant disconnect between education researchers and policymakers, appeared in the Russell Sage Foundation’s Journal of the Social Sciences.
“Rigged” election rhetoric in the headlines aims to cast doubt about the security of the American voting system; however, people have a sense of whether a voting system is secure, according to new research from Rice University.