The investigators will analyze merged, longitudinal, multivariable data from public mental health and criminal justice systems in three states, Connecticut, Massachussetts and New York, to test the effectiveness of firearms laws' restrictions on access to guns for persons with a history of mental health adjudication.
This project will use a mapping study to assess the status of accreditation laws, policies and regulations in 20 states that have been identified as having or making progress towards accreditation, followed by a mechanism study involving process tracing in six case study states to examine how and why states developed, adopted, and implemented a particular legal structure.
This project includes a mapping study analyzing the state of the law and the application of the law surrounding antimicrobial resistance; and a mechanism study to assess the empirical effect of current regulation on antibiotic resistance, including calculation of the effective patent life of antibiotics and empirically testing the patent holder waste hypothesis.
This project will study six Los Angeles neighborhoods to assess the extent to which land-use regulation affects the crime in communities. The study will explore the relationship between crime, the built environment and land-use regulation.