David Loughran

David Loughran

David Loughran is Praedicat's Senior Vice President of Product & Chief Economist. Prior to joining Praedicat as a founding member, David was Senior Economist at the RAND Corporation where he served as principal investigator for a diverse portfolio of empirically-driven, policy-relevant research in the areas of insurance, labor markets, demography, and energy.

Could warning labels reduce sugar consumption (and the threat of sugar litigation)?

Could warning labels reduce sugar consumption (and the threat of sugar litigation)? 500 250 David Loughran

Scientists are generally convinced that over-consumption of sugar increases the risk of a variety of adverse health outcomes such as obesity and diabetes, and it is also generally accepted that…

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Monkey cloning could significantly advance our understanding of environmental contributors to disease

Monkey cloning could significantly advance our understanding of environmental contributors to disease 150 150 David Loughran

Scientists announced a biomedical breakthrough last Wednesday with the first successful cloning of a primate.  Ethical issues abound, but the scientific community is excited by the possibility that the ability…

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