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  • Policy Brief Series

  • Policy Briefs are essays on current public policy issues in aging, health, income security, metropolitan studies, and related research done by or on behalf of the Center for Policy Research at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

  • Policy Brief No. 50/2014 Full Paper Improving Public Health Safety Nets after an Economic Recession. 26th Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. Sanjay Basu (October) 

    Policy Brief No. 49/2013 Full Paper Health Promotions 2.0: The Future of Wellness Programs in America. 25th Annual Herbert Lourie Lecture on Health Policy. Dr. Rajiv Kumar (November) 

    Policy Brief No. 48/2013 Full Paper Medicaid Expansion, Long-Term Care Financing in Retirement States and the Post World War II Birth Cohort. The Syracuse Seminar on Aging. Toni Miles (August)   

    Policy Brief No. 47/2013 Full Paper Palliative Care and the Health Care Crisis in the United States: A Candid Conversation With Dr. Diane Meier. Twenty-fourth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy, Dr. Diane Meier (March). 

    Policy Brief No. 46/2012 Full Paper Quality of Life for All Ages, By Design. A Conversation with Patricia Moore. The Syracuse Seminar on Aging. Patricia Moore (August). 

    Policy Brief No. 45/2012 Full Paper Integrating Care: Improving Overall Health by Integrating Behavioral/Mental Health Care into Primary Care. Twenty-third Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy, Macaran A. Baird (August) 

    Policy Brief No. 44/2011 Full Paper Electronic Health Records: Delivering the Right Information to the Right Health Care Providers at the Right Time. Twenty-second Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. William M. Tierney (March). 

    Policy Brief No. 43/2010 Full Paper Palliative Care: A Novel Solution to the Healthcare Crisis. Syracuse Seminar on Aging. R. Sean Morrison (November). 

    Policy Brief No. 42/2010 Full Paper Our Grandparents, Our Parents, Our Future Selves: Optimizing Function in Old Age. Syracuse Seminar on Aging. Thomas M. Gill (January). 

    Policy Brief No. 41/2009 Full Paper Universal Health Insurance Coverage: Progress and Issues. Twenty-first Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. Jonathan Gruber (November). 

    Policy Brief No. 40/2009 Full Paper Physician Sovereignty: The Dangerous Persistence of an Obsolete Idea. Twentieth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. David Lawrence (February). 

    Policy Brief No. 39/2008 Full Paper International Technology Transfer for Climate Policy. David Popp (October). 

    Policy Brief No. 38/2008 Full Paper Do We Want to Measure the Quality of Care for Vulnerable Older People? The ACOVE Approach. Syracuse Seminar on Aging. Neil S. Wenger (June). 

    Policy Brief No. 37/2008 Full Paper Our Troubled Health Care System. Why Is It So Hard to Fix? Nineteenth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. Judy Feder (January). 

    Policy Brief No. 36/2007 Full Paper The Truth about Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection.  Eighteenth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. Mark V. Pauly (March). 

    Policy Brief No. 35/2007 Full Paper Is It Time to Redesign Hospice? End-of-Life Care at the User Interface. Syracuse Seminar on Aging. David J. Casarett (February). 

    Policy Brief No. 34/2006 Full Paper Variations Among Regions and Hospitals in Managing Chronic Illness: How Much Care Is Enough? Seventeenth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. John E. Wennberg (July). 

    Policy Brief No. 33/2006 Full Paper How Will Declining Rates of Marriage Reshape Eligibility for Social Security? Madonna Harrington Meyer, Douglas A. Wolf, and Christine L. Himes (July). 

    Policy Brief No. 32/2006 Full Paper Changing Economic Incentives in Long-Term Care. Syracuse Seminar on Aging. R. Tamara Konetzka (April). 

    Policy Brief No. 31/2005 Full Paper Allocating Resources within a Big City School District: New York City after Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. New York. Ross Rubenstein and Lawrence Miller (May). 

    Policy Brief No. 30/2005 Full Paper Spending Health Care Dollars Wisely: Can Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Help? Sixteenth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. Milton Weinstein (January). 

    Policy Brief No. 29/2004 Full Paper Social Integration of Older Immigrants in 21st Century America. Janet M. Wilmoth (October). 

    Policy Brief No. 28/2004 Full Paper Education Finance Reform in New York: Calculating the Cost of a 'Sound Basic Education' in New York City. William Duncombe, Anna Lukemeyer, and John Yinger (March). 

    Policy Brief No. 27/2004 Full Paper Are the Benefits of Medicine Worth What We Pay for It? Fifteenth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. David M. Cutler (April). 

    Policy Brief No. 26/2003 Full Paper The Changing American Hospital in the Twenty-first Century. Fourteenth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. Ralph W. Muller (April). 

    Policy Brief No. 25/2003 Full Paper Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally: Public Policy Issues of the Georgia HOPE Scholarship Program and the Lottery for Education. Ross Rubenstein (December). 

    Policy Brief No. 24/2002 Full Paper Looking the Other Way: A Critique of the Fair-Lending Enforcement System and a Plan to Fix It. Stephen L. Ross and John Yinger (April). 

    Policy Brief No. 23/2002 Full Paper Pharmaceuticals: Access, Cost, Pricing, and Directions for the Future. Thirteenth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. Patricia M. Danzon and Stephen B. Soumerai (May). 

    Policy Brief No. 22/2001 Full Paper How Does Dipping into Your Pension Affect Your Retirement Wealth? Gary V. Engelhardt (August). 

    Policy Brief No. 21/2001 Full Paper Fixing New York's State Education Aid Dinosaur: A Proposal. John Yinger (June). 

    Policy Brief No. 20/2000 Full Paper Medicaid, Managed Care, and Kids. Twelfth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. Deborah A. Freund (October). 

    Policy Brief No. 19/2000 Full Paper Workplace Safety Policy: Past, Present, and Future. Thomas J. Kniesner and John D. Leeth (October). 

    Policy Brief No. 18/2000 Full Paper Are We Understating the Impact of Economic Conditions on Welfare Rolls? Dan A. Black, Terra G. McKinnish, and Seth G. Sanders (March). 

    Policy Brief No. 17/2000 Full Paper Health Promotion for Older Adults: What Is the Potential? Eleventh Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. Linda P. Fried (January). 

    Policy Brief No. 16/1999 Full Paper Aging Studies Program Policy Brief. Social Security Reform: Improving Benefit Adequacy and Economic Security for Women. Timothy M. Smeeding (November). 

    Policy Brief No. 15/1999 Full Paper The Evolving Practice of Medicine: A View from the Front Line. Tenth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Symposium on Health Policy. Robert M. Corwin, Thomas H. Dennison, Patricia D. Franklin, Paul B. Ginsburg, David G. Murray (September). 

    Policy Brief No. 14/1999 Full Paper Helping the Working Poor: Employer- vs. Employee-Based Subsidies. Stacy Dickert-Conlin and Douglas Holtz-Eakin (August). 

    Policy Brief No. 13/1998 Full Paper Patients as Consumers: Making the Health Care System Our Own . Ninth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. David J. Lansky (October). 

    Policy Brief No. 12/1998 Full Paper The Hidden Age Revolution: Emergent Integration of All Ages. Distinguished Lecturer in Aging Series. Matilda White Riley (May). 

    Policy Brief No. 11/1998 Full Paper New Conundrums: Public Policy and the Emerging Health Care Marketplace. Eighth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. James R. Tallon, Jr. (March). 

    Policy Brief No. 10/1998 Full Paper Financing Higher Standards in Public Education: The Importance of Accounting for Educational Costs. William Duncombe and John Yinger (February). 

    Policy Brief No. 09/1997 Full Paper Pro-Work Policy Proposals for Older Americans in the 21st Century. Richard V. Burkhauser and Joseph F. Quinn (November). 

    Policy Brief No. 08/1997 Full Paper Healthier and Wealthier? The Changing Economic Circumstances of the Elderly. Distinguished Lecturer in Aging Series. James P. Smith (May). 

    Policy Brief No. 07/1996 Full Paper American Longevity: Past, Present, and Future.  Distinguished Lecturer in Aging Series. Samuel H. Preston (October). 

    Policy Brief No. 06/1996 Full Paper Health Care: Public Good or Private Enterprise? Seventh Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. David M. Lawrence (July). 

    Policy Brief No. 05/1995 Full Paper Public Policy and Entrepreneurship. Douglas Holtz-Eakin (November). 

    Policy Brief No. 04/1995 Full Paper The Rhetoric and the Reality of Health Care Reform Legislation. Sixth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. Marilyn Moon (July). 

    Policy Brief No. 03/1995 Full Paper Opening Doors: How to Cut Discrimination by Supporting Neighborhood Integration. John Yinger (February). 

    Policy Brief No. 02/1994 Full Paper Social Security Reform: A Budget Neutral Approach to Reducing Older Women's Disproportionate Risk of Poverty. Richard V. Burkhauser and Timothy M. Smeeding (November). 

    Policy Brief No. 01/1994 Full Paper Pursuing Health-Care Reform: The Promise and the Pitfalls. Fifth Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. John K. Iglehart (September). 

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