Unfair Shares
Analyzing housing data from 1999 to 2017 for all local jurisdictions under the authority of the Association of Bay Area Governments, the findings of the report raise legal questions about a potentially disparate racial impact in the Bay Area's current housing needs allocation methodology, elevating concerns about housing equity in other parts of California as well.
How "Law and Order" Policies Inflict Violence on Students of Color, and What We Can Do About It
A new report released by the National Education Policy Center and co-authored by two of the Institute's Race, Diversity, and Educational Policy Faculty Cluster members, Janelle Scott and Tina Trujillo, was released earlier this month focusing on...
Moving Targets: An Analysis of Global Forced Migration
Moving Targets: An Analysis of Global Forced Migration investigates the historical and contemporary causes of forced migration as well as both the challenges and capacities of national and international refugee protections and resettlement efforts.
Responding to Educational Inequality
This policy brief reviews scholarship by members of the Race, Diversity, and Educational Policy Cluster of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley to advance a broader and more complex...
Othering and Belonging Journal, Issue 2
Much has happened in the months since we published the inaugural issue of Othering & Belonging. Donald Trump won an unexpected victory to succeed Barack Obama as US president just as a peace agreement ended Latin America’s longest conflict in...
A Pivotal Moment for the US Refugee Resettlement Program
The Haas Institute has released a new report on the US refugee resettlement program analyzing the challenges the program has faced throughout its history. Entitled “A Pivotal Moment for the US Refugee Resettlement Program,” the report traces the...
AT&T's Digital Divide in California
Californians need high-speed broadband—it is an essential conduit for opportunity, shaping access to education, employment, health services, and other spheres of life. Internet speed matters. More than half of all Internet traffic is now data-rich...
Ivory Tower Tax Haven
By Charlie Eaton This paper argues that private colleges with substantial endowment wealth have increasingly become ivory tower tax havens. The author, Charlie Eaton, explains that these colleges have been supported by three large federal tax...
Doubly Bound: The Cost of Credit Ratings
This report, Doubly Bound: The Cost of Credit Ratings, argues that municipalities are assigned credit ratings that are harsher than other asset classes assigned credit ratings. The paper also uses an alternative model—with greater accuracy of past...
Opportunity, Race, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects
This study comprehensively analyzes the administration of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program in California by examining LIHTC developments in the San Francisco Bay Area. This vitally important program shapes whether millions of...
Public Pension Politics: Why do we care about accounting rules?
Discussion of accounting rules seems like a place far away from concern about social justice. However, public sector employment plays a large role for many groups under-represented in the overall job market, and a comfortable retirement has long been...
Funding Public Pensions
The paper examines the logic behind accounting professionals advice that pensions be fully funded. The report argues that this logic doesn’t apply to public pensions, since municipalities and states don’t face the same risks as companies. The paper...
Haas Institute Memorandum: January 27 Immigration Executive Order
This is an annotated breakdown of the January 27, 2017 presidential executive order and a list of suits brought against it.Download the memorandum.
Racial Equity Action Plans
While local governments may consider themselves fair and just, people of color fare worse than their white counterparts in every area: housing, employment, education, justice, and health. Current day disparities are just as bad and sometimes worse...
Contracting for Equity: Best Local Government Practices that Advance Racial Equity in Government Contracting and Procurement
A traditional strategy to address contracting equity has come through the establishment of mandated sub-contracting goals, beginning with the federal government in the early 1970s. In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled in the Croson case that the City of...

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