Reporter, Social Sciences and Business & Economics@margaret_mci
Margaret McIntyre, based in Houston, Texas, covers Business & Economics and Social Sciences for The Academic Times. Her work as a journalist draws on prior professional experiences in public policy, international affairs and corporate risk consulting. Margaret obtained a Master of Science degree in political science from Uppsala University and a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University. Her personal research interests include economic justice, welfare reform and sustainable governance.
A lack of similar role models affects both the academic performance of minority students and labor market outcomes of workers, requiring persistent affirmative action efforts throughout the professional formation process in order to prevent long-term majority dominance in some fields, according to new research.
The economic benefits of illicit financial activity vastly outweigh the costs of litigation, according to new research, and trying to combat crime through punishments based on extrinsic utility such as fines is less effective than ethics-centered methods that focus on a combination of intrinsic and altruistic motivations.
The dissolution of the strategic partnership between the European Union and Russia following the 2014 annexation of Crimea has not only prevented both major partners from realizing positive bilateral trade benefits, but has also negatively impacted the welfare of neighboring countries through the imposition of sanctions, according to a new analysis.