The Wonk Salon, May 18, 2011

Gauging the Economic Impact of Federal Transportation Policy
Rand Corporation

The economic impact of federal investment in transportation infrastructure varies widely, depending upon context. Furthermore, most studies measure only benefits, neglecting to say if benefits exceed costs.

Health Research Board Dispensed $734,000 in 2009
Commonwealth Health Research Board, 2009 Annual Report
State board sponsored eight research projects in Virginia, ranging from research into the molecular mechanisms of the auditory system to the mechanisms by which estrogen enhances the health of blood vessels and heart muscles.

Examining the Health Impact of All Policies
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
Because all is connected, all is one, the authors propose conducting Health Impact Assessments of major public policy decisions.


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