Research Webinars

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The Carsey School of Public Policy is synonymous with applied research that influences legislative policy and helps to maintain an informed public. The Carsey School employs a cadre of leading research scientists and policy analysts working in a variety of research fields, including Demography, Vulnerable Populations, Environment and Climate Change, and School Funding.

This research is presented to the public through regularly published briefs and articles and, whenever possible, through online webinars and interviews like those below. Our Research webinars give viewers the opportunity to meet our authors first-hand and to hear them discuss the key findings of their research.


U.S. Fertility Rates and Births Continue to Diminish

National Center for Health Statistics data for 2019 show the lowest fertility rates on record and just 3,746,000 births—the fewest since 1985. Listen in as Carsey School Senior Demographer Ken Johnson discusses what this means for the U.S. population.

Innovation in Food Access Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Carsey School researcher Jessica Carson discusses her latest analysis into innovative efforts by government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and volunteer networks in supplying food and food-related support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fragile Relationship Between Police Officers and Citizens in an Age of Video Surveillance

Dan Bromberg, Director of Academics for the Carsey School of Public Policy, discusses his research into police body-worn cameras and how law enforcement trust in citizens, the media, and fellow officers can affect a willingness to share police video footage with the public.

Trusting Scientists More Than the Government

Carsey School Faculty Fellow Lawrence Hamilton sits down for a discussion and Q&A about his latest research brief, Trusting Scientists More Than the Government – New Hampshire Perceptions of the Pandemic.

Views of a Fast-Moving Pandemic

Join Carsey School Faculty Fellows Thomas Safford and Lawrence Hamilton as they present the findings from their most recent research, Views of a Fast-Moving Pandemic: A Survey of Granite Staters’ Responses to COVID-19.

An Older Population Increases Estimated COVID-19 Death Rates in Rural America

Carsey School Senior Demographer Ken Johnson discusses his latest research brief, An Older Population Increases Estimated COVID-19 Death Rates in Rural America.

The Poverty-Reducing Effects of the EITC & Other Safety Nets for Young Parents

Research Assistant Professor Jessica Carson of the Carsey School explores the poverty-reducing effects of key federal safety net programs among 18-24 year old (“young adult”) parents.

Deaths Exceeded Births in Nearly Half of U.S. Counties Last Year

Carsey School Senior Demographer Ken Johnson discusses his latest research brief, Deaths Exceeded Births in Nearly Half of U.S. Counties Last Year, which found that fewer births and more deaths has reduced population growth to a 100-year low.

Learning the Skills to Communicate Research: A Conversation with Jess Carson, Ph.D.

Learn about the intersection of Research and Communication in a conversation with Dan Bromberg, Director of Academic Programs, and Jessica Carson, Research Assistant Professor at Carsey, as they discuss what it takes to conduct research and communicate that research to a wider audience.

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch Eligibility by New Hampshire State Legislative District

Authors Sarah Boege and Jessica Carson translate New Hampshire free and reduced-price lunch eligibility data from the school level to the state House of Representatives legislative district level. Their new research helps with understanding the distribution of low-income families across the state and the extent to which child nutrition programs are especially relevant in their districts.