Public Policy professor John Villasenor was recently
interviewed by Patt Morrison for her Los Angeles Times column on the topic of cryptocurrencies. In the Q&A, Villasenor answers questions about the efficiencies of
crytpocurrencies like bitcoin, how bitcoin works, and possible implications on
When asked what may
be the most difficult for people to grasp about bitcoin, Villasenor said:
LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2012 —
Businesses along the June 2013 CicLAvia route experienced a 10 percent bump in
sales on the day of the event, a new study from the UCLA Luskin School of
Public Affairs has found.
The increase was greater among
those businesses that engaged with CicLAvia participants such as with a vending
table or music. “Active participant” businesses saw their sales increase 57 percent according to the
study, with sales revenue increases of $1,356 on average compared to $407 on
average for all businesses.
On Tuesday evening, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke to
an intimate gathering at the Fowler Museum on UCLA’s campus, titled “California: Getting Back to Business.”
The event, hosted by the UCLA Luskin School’s Dean’s Associates program, brought
together donors and invited guests.
To learn about how to become part of the Dean’s Associate
program, please click here.
With the November elections steadily approaching, Proposition 23 seeks to kill California's cap-and-trade system set to take hold in 2011. The proposition will directly undo the cap-and-trade plans for environmental sustainability in California as a means of seeking economic growth. Known as Assembly Bill 32 ("AB 32"), the plan will now face tough opposition from Proposition 23 and its backers, which include the oil industry.
Luskin Scholar Matthew Kahn’s study─ showing how energy conservation incentives can sometimes ironically lead to greater consumption─ caught the attention of a range of mainstream media outlets. "Nudges Gone Wrong" was a typical headline about it. Most recently, his study was featured on the American Public Media radio program Marketplace.
The “Marketplace” story describes how Dr. Kahn and Dr. Dora Costa analyzed a group of utility customers who were getting regular notices from their power company comparing their energy use with similar households.