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Anil Deolalikar Anil Deolalikar, Professor of Economics and founding Dean of the School of Public Policy, has been named chair of the Board of Directors of the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) as of August 2017.  The UCGHI is a system-wide initiative that promotes global health research, education, and collaboration to advance the UC's mission to improve the lives of people in California and around the world (http://www.ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu). The UCGHI Board of Directors oversees the executive leadership of the Institute and reports directly to the UC President.

From 2009 to 2013, Deolalikar co-founded and co-directed the UCGHI One Health Center of Expertise which was hosted jointly by UCR and UC Davis.  The Center focused on examining the relationship between human health on the one hand and water, animals, food and society on the other. For further information, see http://www.ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/ucghi-names-new-board-chair.
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Michael Bates
Professors Carolyn M. Sloane and Michael Bates have both been awarded the  Blum Initiative's Faculty Research Grant of $10,000 each. This initiative grant comes from the Blum Initiative for Global and Regional Poverty Studies, School of Public Policy. The grant to Carolyn M. Sloane was awarded for her proposed project for "Uncovering the Impact of Rising Local Wage Inequality on Urban Migration", the grant awarded to Michael was for his project "Bridging Gaps in Teacher Recruiting and Retention: Evaluating targeted incentives ".
Aman Allah The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) has elected Distinguished Professor Aman Ullah among the first set of seven TIES Fellows (which include Professors C. R. Rao and Amartya Sen) based on his enormous contributions to the field of quantitative economics.
Richard Arnott Distinguished Professor Richard Arnott has been awarded a  NSF award for 2016-17. The grant funding to him is $99,364, and it is awarded for  his research proposal  on "The Economics of Rush-Hour Traffic Dynamics: Beyond the Bottleneck Model". Prior economic research on downtown rush-hour traffic dynamics has assumed that traffic flow (traffic density times traffic velocity) remains constant as traffic density increases.  But recent empirical work has shown, as intuition suggests, that under heavily congested conditions (traffic jam situations) traffic flow falls as traffic density increases (implying that the efficiency loss due to under-priced traffic congestion is potentially considerably higher than hitherto calculated). His proposed research develops micro-economic models of equilibrium rush-hour traffic dynamics that take this empirical regularity into account.  Since these models include delay-differential equations, novel methods need to be developed for their analytical and computational solution.

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