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Jul 27 2016 | ASA
Do Millionaires Move Across States to Avoid Taxes? The view that the rich are highly mobile has gained much political traction in recent years and has become a central argument in debates about whether there should be "millionaire taxes" on top-income earners. But a new study dispels the common...
Jul 21 2016
Cristobal Young's article Millionaire Migration and the Taxation of the Elite: Evidence from Administrative Data  has been widely covered in the press, including:
Jul 21 2016 | The Washington Post
"With convention season now in full swing, national polling shows a close contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The recent tightening of the presidential race highlights a recurring theme of this year’s election cycle: the surprising willingness of Republicans to come together behind...
Jul 21 2016
Corey Fields joins the conversation on To the Point to discuss the Republican National Convention and his book Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans. 
Jul 15 2016
Study Explores Links Between Politics And Racial Bias A new study looks at the link between racial bias and the Tea Party. Researchers found that people who looked at images of Barack Obama that were edited to make his skin look darker were more likely to express support for the Tea Party.
Jul 1 2016
The Sociology department has strengthened its focus on understanding the dynamics of inequality in society with the additions of Professors Jeremy Freese and Florencia Torche, and Assistant Professors David Pedulla and Jackelyn Hwang.
Jun 28 2016
In recent years, as the nation has grappled with its increasing racial diversity and divisions, Stanford has created 15 new faculty positions – for emerging and established scholars – to help advance the complex study of race and ethnicity in the United States and abroad.
Jun 6 2016
Congratulations to Tomás Jiménez, who was awarded a 2015-16 H&S Dean's Award for Achievements in Teaching. The award recognizes faculty for their dedication and commitment to outstanding teaching.
May 27 2016 | Stanford News
The speakers at the May 26 meeting of the Faculty Senate were C. Matthew Snipp, director of the Faculty Development Initiative; Karen Cook, vice provost for faculty development and diversity; and Margot Gerritsen, chair of the Task Force on Women in Leadership. To make more progress in diversifying...
May 9 2016 | Stanford News
Threats to racial status among white Americans have driven support for the Tea Party political movement and may also help explain the rise of Donald Trump, a Stanford sociologist said. Threats to racial status among white Americans have driven support for the Tea Party political movement and may...