Entries by Simon Board

Do Youth Employment Programs Work?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 10% of workers today are unemployed. This rate however is at least twice as high among those ages 15-25. This pattern is not unique to today. In fact, youth unemployment rates have …

Lloyd Greif

UCLA is ranked as the top American school for economic mobility, and there is no better example than that of Lloyd Greif. Once a full-time student and employee, he worked his way to become one of UCLA’s most prestigious …

Michael Powell

Many of us Bruins reminisce on the moment we decided to come to UCLA. For Dr. Michael Powell this moment occurred at the very top of Janss steps. Experiencing the beauty of campus and Los Angeles from this UCLA gem …

Jason Mozingo

Jason Mozingo faced the same decision many prospective UCLA students face: enroll at Berkeley or go to school in Westwood. But for Jason, whose parents had gone to UCLA, the decision to become a Bruin wasn’t just an easy one,

CA Unemployment Insurance Claims during the Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has led to historically unprecedented increases in the level of initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims filed in California since the start of the crisis in mid-March.

Till von Wachter and UCLA’s California Policy Lab have partnered with …

Individual vs. Joint Taxation

How do different income taxation systems — for instance individual vs. joint — affect people’s decisions and welfare? Answering this question is important because governments can choose among several systems that differ most prominently for the treatment of individuals in …