Evidence in Action

Expert Perspectives on Research, Policy, and Serving the Public Good

  • Successful Strategies for Improving Low-Performing Schools
    Successful Strategies for Improving Low-Performing Schools: A Look at Turnaround Leadership
    Mar 13, 2019
    Natalie Lacireno-Paquet, Emily Rosen

    Too many students are not adequately prepared for college, careers, and a productive future, which can lead to a lifetime of economic insecurity.

  • On the Evidence: A Mathematica Podcast; Guest Kat Klosek
    How-to Guide on Using Evidence in City Policymaking
    Mar 13, 2019
    J.B. Wogan

    On this episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan spoke with Katherine Klosek, director of applied research at the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University, about the roadmap and the state of evidence-based policymaking in cities.

  • Philadelphia Soda Tax
    What We Learned from Philadelphia’s Tax on Sweetened Beverages
    Mar 12, 2019
    David Jones, Anna Hill, David Frisvold, John Cawley

    Last November, voters in Oregon and Washington State cast their ballots on whether to prevent cities and counties from enacting taxes on sodas and other sweetened beverages.

  • International Women's Day 2019
    International Women's Day 2019, Part 2
    Mar 07, 2019
    Samantha Dorrington, Anu Rangarajan

    To celebrate International Women's Day, Mathematica shares how their colleagues at EDI are using their expertise to improve the lives of women and girls throughout the developing world.

  • International Women's Day 2019
    International Women's Day 2019, Part 1
    Mar 06, 2019
    Anu Rangarajan

    To mark International Women's Day, Mathematica announces that they will share how their colleagues at EDI are using their expertise to help changemakers strive for a more gender-balanced world.