What's New in the Center for Policy Research

July 2020

David Popp comments on the green stimulus and economic crisis in the MIT Tech Review article “The US needs a green stimulus—but not right now.”

Shannon Monnat's co-authored article, "Rural Population Health and Aging: Toward a Multilevel and Multidimensional Research Agenda for the 2020s," was published in the American Journal of Public Health

A consortium of three upstate New York universities has received a 5-year, $1.5-million grant from NIA to fund the Center for Aging and Policy Studies. Jennifer Karas-Montez, Janet Wilmoth, and Doug Wolf are part of the CAPS cross-site leadership team. Read Maxwell News story.

Sarah Hamersma’s op-ed, “Countering Counter-Factual COVID Confusion,” was published in Convivium.

Madonna Harrington Meyer was quote in the CSM article "‘I can’t keep this up much longer’: Parents struggle with pandemic strain."

Yingyi Ma was quoted in the South China Morning Post article “Trump’s limits on international visas unnerve Chinese students in US.”

Saba Siddiki’s new book, “Understanding and Analyzing Public Policy Design,” was published as part of the Cambridge Elements in Public Policy series. Siddiki’s Element adds to the current discourse on the study of policy design.

The CPR Connection Newsletter is a publication that shares news about the Center’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Please enjoy the Summer 2020 edition, which includes some highlights from the past academic year.

June 2020

Sarah Hamersma discusses "the story the data tells around access and equity" in this podcast interview with the Executive Director of Hopeprint, an economic development and refugee organization in Syracuse.

Hugo Jales' co-authored working paper, "Labor Market Policies in a Roy-Rosen Bargaining Economy," is now available in the CPR Working Paper Series.

David Popp discusses green investments andpost-COVID recovery in SPI blog post, "Government investments can smooth worker transitions in a green economy, but must be used carefully."

Yingyi Ma comments on the order to stop visas for skilled immigrants with Politico in “Canada, Covid, Kashmir — nothing to see here, says Beijing.”

A new working paper, "Nonparametric Tests of Tail Behavior in Stochastic Frontier Models," by William C. Horrace and Yulong Wang is now available in the CPR Working Paper Series.

Colleen Heflin's co-authored paper, "Childhood injuries and food stamp benefits: an examination of administrative data in one US state," was published in BMC Pediatric.

Yingyi Ma was quoted in the SCMP article “Black Lives Matter movement reveals divides among Asian-American community.”

Shannon Monnat’s brief, “Why Coronavirus Could Hit Rural Areas Harder,” was featured in the Journalist’s Resource article “Rural Health Care and COVID-19: A Research Roundup.

"Working‐Class Children of Mexican Immigrants in Dallas, Texas," co-authored by Amy Lutz, was published in City and Community.

Lerner Fellow Xiaoyan Zhang spoke with National Geographic about how to help children bounce back from adversities related to COVID-19 in “End-of-school-year celebrations are canceled. Here’s how your kid can bounce back.”

May 2020

Yilin Hou was quoted on balanced-budget loopholes in the Bloomberg article “All the Loopholes U.S. States Have to ‘Balance’ Their Budgets.”

Madonna Harrington Meyer was quoted in the NPR article “Too Little Or Too Much Time With The Kids? Grandparenting Is Tough In A Pandemic.

Congratulations to Becky Schewe for receiving a Certificate of Special Recognition from the Center for Disability Resources. This certificate acknowledges individual faculty and staff who go above and beyond for students.

Michah W. Rothbart recommends a new GI Bill for COVID-19 workers in The Hill article "If we're fighting a war, then we need a new GI Bill."

Len Burman presented, "A Universal EITC: Making Work Pay in the Age of Automation," at the (virtual) National Tax Association spring symposium.

Congratulations to Kara Foley for winning Maxwell's annual Ben and Marcia Baldanza Prize! Kara works with the Maxwell X Lab as a research assistant.

Madonna Harrington Meyer was quoted in The New York Times article "‘Wonderful and Too Much’ Grandparents Fill Gaps in Child Care."

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes gives advice to 2020 graduates in the Syracuse.com article “Class of 2020 remains upbeat as it faces worst unemployment since Great Depression.”

Working Paper 229, "Growth Empirics: A Bayesian Semiparametric Model with Random Coefficients for a Panel of OECD Countries," by Badi H. Baltagi, Georges Bresson, and Jean-Michel Etienne, is now available in the CPR Working Paper Series.

Len Burman weighs in on Trump's payroll tax cut proposal in the CNBC article "Trump is insisting on a payroll tax cut for workers. Why some experts say it’s a ‘terrible’ idea."

Working Paper 228, "Does Proximity to Fast Food Cause Childhood Obesity? Evidence from Public Housing," by Jeehee Han, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Brian Elbel, is now available in the CPR Working Paper Series.

Yingyi Ma was interviewed for the Politico article "‘Not the World’s Number One’: Chinese Social Media Piles On the U.S."

April 2020

A new working paper, "Paying for Free Lunch: The Impact of CEP Universal Free Meals on Revenues, Spending, and Student Health," by Michah W. Rothbart, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Emily Gutierrez, is now available in the CPR Working Paper Series.

Len Burman discusses additional coronavirus stimulus checks in the CNBC article “Will there be another stimulus check? How lawmakers could get more money into people’s hands.”

Shannon Monnat comments on impact of COVID-19 on minorities in the Daily Gazette article “Officials hope Schenectady testing bump will paint clearer picture of virus’ impact on minorities.”

Austin McNeill Brown presented, "Can Recovery Be Measured? Theories & Metrics of Recovery Progress," as part of the Recovery Science Lecture Series.

David Schwegman presented his co-authored paper (with Mattie Mackenzie-Liu and Len Lopoo), "Do Foster Care Agencies Discriminate Against Gay Couples? Evidence from a Correspondence Study," at the Economics of LGBTQ+ Individuals Virtual Seminar Series, which is a series run by the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession.

Hugo Jales presented his paper, "Labor Market Policies in a Roy-Rosen Bargaining Economy," at the (online) SBE meeting on April 24.

Colleen Heflin was interviewed for the NCPR story “SNAP increases, left out of current aid bill, could reduce food insecurity and help economy.”

Sarah Hamersma's paper, “The Effect of Parental Medicaid Expansions on Children's Health Insurance Coverage,” has been awarded Contemporary Economic Policy’s co-Best Article Award for 2019.

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Syracuse.com article “Coronavirus: How we might restart the CNY economy while keeping the virus at bay.”

Amy Lutz has received a grant from the National Science Foundation's RAPID program for her research project “Working and Teaching from Home in New York State Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Miami Herald article “Baptist Health developed its own coronavirus lab test. The feds just approved it.”

Congratulations to Sarah Hamersma for receiving a 2020 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. This award honors faculty whose dedication to graduate students and commitment to excellence in teaching have contributed to graduate education at Syracuse University.

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Statline.org article “Pockets of rural America are less vulnerable to pandemic’s economic fallout – for now.”

Emmy Helander & Claire Pendergrast discuss health and social effects on older adults on WAER FM Radio.

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the D Magazine article “Lacking Data and Testing, Dallas County Tries to Solve a Mystery.”

Colleen Heflin's co-authored paper, "Disability, Food Insecurity by Nativity, Citizenship, and Duration,” was published in SSM-Population Health.

March 2020

Sarah Hamersma has received funding from the WT Grant Foundation for her collaborative project titled “Keeping the 'Great Equalizer' Fed: SNAP Access and Young Adults’ Educational Engagement.” CPR Graduate Associate, Rhea Acuna, is part of her research team.

Yingyi Ma’s article, “Chinese students in the US are ambitious but anxious,” was published in University World News.

David Popp was awarded a grant from the Sloan Foundation for his collaborative project, “Does Government Funding Change What You Do? The Effects of Funding on the Direction and Impact of Academic Energy Research."

Perry Singleton was awarded a grant from the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research. His project will examine the effect of Social Security retirement benefits on food-related hardship, particularly at the early retirement age of 62, when Social Security claims spike.

Colleen Heflin was awarded two grants from the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research. Her first project will investigate how SNAP benefits affect medication and health care use for seniors with chronic conditions. The second will focus on the age pattern of SNAP eligibility and examine the role of out-of-pocket medical expenditures on SNAP participation.

CPR Graduate Associate, David Schwegman is one of eight graduate students who have been selected to receive the Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Work. Read SU News story.

Maxwell ranks #1 in the nation for public affairs, celebrating 25 years of U.S. News ranking. 

David Popp was quoted in the S&P Global article “Biden, Sanders Eye Broader EV Adoption On Road To 2020 Election.”

Ying Shi has been awarded an RSF-Gates Pipeline Grant for her project, with John Singleton (University of Rochester), titled "Examining Underrepresented Students’ Access to and Gains from Selective Public High School Education."

Shannon Monnat and Alexandra Punch have received a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for the project “Implementing and Evaluating the Efficacy of a New Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Plan of Safe Care.” Read Maxwell News Story.

A new working paper titled, "Network Competition and Team Chemistry in the NBA," by William C. Horrace, Hyunseok Jung, and Shane Sanders, is now available in the CPR Working Series.

Yoon-Jung Choi presented her paper, "The Value of Mandatory Audit: Causal Evidence from Nonprofits," on Saturday, March 7 at the American Accounting Association Conference (Government and Nonprofit Section) in Houston, TX as part of their grants program. 

Hugo Jales presented his paper, "Labor Market Policies in a Roy-Rosen Bargaining Economy," at the Micro and Macro Perspectives of the Labor Market workshop at Columbia Business School on Saturday, March 7. 

Ronald Zimmer (University of Kentucky) presented, "General Equilibrium Effects of Recruiting High-Performing Teachers for School Turnaround: Evidence from Tennessee," as part of the CPR Seminar Series.

A new working paper titled, "Density Deconvolution with Laplace Errors and Unknown Variance," by Jun Cai, William C. Horrace, and Christopher F. Parmeter, is now available in the CPR Working Series.

Maria Zhu presented her paper, "Job Networks Through College Classmates," at the NYU Department of Economics.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes participated as a review panelist at the National Academy of Sciences’ Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs.

February 2020

Angela Fertig (University of Minnesota) presented, "The Long-Term Health Consequences of Childhood Food Insecurity," as part of the CPR Seminar Series.

Yingyi Ma was in Seattle to present her book, "Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education," as part of a workshop by the Public Intellectual Program of the National Committee of US-China Relations.

Len Burman was quoted in The Atlantic article “The Sixty Trillion Dollar Man.”

Michah W. Rothbart presented his paper, "Paying for Free Lunch: The Impact of CEP Universal Free Meals on Revenues, Spending, and Student Health," for the Rockefeller Brown Bag at the University at Albany.

David Popp attended the Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN) Annual Symposium in Ottawa. He also presented the paper, "Can Green Government Spending Facilitate Employment Transitions in a Low Carbon Economy?"

The Paul Volcker Symposium in Behavioral Economics will be held on March 31, 2020. Presenters, Shahzeen Attari (Indiana University), Alex Maki (Department of Energy), and Lisa Zaval (Columbia University), will all present on the topic of 'Environmental Decision-Making.’ RSVP is highly encouraged.

Yingyi Ma spoke to CGTN America about the anxieties facing Asian-American students during the coronavirus scare.

Len Lopoo presented, "Does the Earned Income Tax Credit Affect Wealth and Wealth Inequality," co-authored with Kathy Michelmore, at the Russell Sage Foundation In New York City.

Shannon Monnat’s co-authored article, "Visualizing Age, Period, and Cohort Patters of Substance Use in U.S. Opioid Crisis," was published in Socious: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.

Madonna Harrington Meyer and Colleen Heflin were awarded a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for their project, “Hunger SNAPS: Food Insecurity among Older Adults.”

Yingyi Ma's new book, "Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education," analyzes Chinese student experiences in U.S. higher education. See Maxwell News story for more details.

Kathy Michelmore was awarded a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for her collaborative project, “What Kind Of Jobs? The Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Job Quality.”

On November 16-17, 2020, CPR will be hosting the International Symposium on the Real Property Tax and Its Administration. Paper submission deadline is June 1, 2020. View Announcement.

Yingyi Ma was interviewed for The Chronicle of Higher Education article “Coronavirus Is Prompting Alarm on American Campuses. Anti-Asian Discrimination Could Do More Harm.”

John Yinger’s research on the costs of educating disadvantaged students was cited in the New York Times opinion piece “States Are Burying Damning Data About School Funding.”

Colleen Heflin has been awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for her project with Taryn Morrissey, titled "Employment Instability As a Barrier to Childcare." Maxwell Story.

Shannon Monnat participated in a meeting for the Committee on Rising Midlife Mortality Rates and Socioeconomic Disparities, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, February 4-5.

David Schwegman presented, "Can Information Help Lakisha and Jamal Find Housing," at the General Services Administration in Washington, D.C.

Alexander Rothenberg gave a talk at Le Moyne College on "Causes and Consequences of Urban Sprawl in Indonesia."

January 2020

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the BuzzFeed News article “US Life Expectancy Has Finally Stopped Declining.”

"Do Foster Care Agencies Discriminate Against Gay Couples? Evidence from a Correspondence Study" by Mattie Mackenzie-Liu, David J. Schwegman, and Leonard M. Lopoo, has been added to the CPR Working Paper Series.

Pete Wilcoxen was interviewed for the Washington Post article "Trump Promised His Mileage Standards Would Make Cars Cheaper and Safer. New Documents Raise Doubts About That."

Brigitte Madrian will deliver the Sixth Annual Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics on March 30, 2020. The topic of this year’s lecture is “Applying Behavioral Insights to the Design of Public Policy.” For more information, visit the Volcker Lecture web page. RSVP is highly encouraged.

Nonparametric Sample Splitting” and “Inference Threshold Models,” by Yoonseok Lee and Yulong Wang, has been added to the CPR Working Paper Series.

"Forecasting with Unbalanced Panel Data," by Badi Baltagi and Long Liu is the newest publication in the CPR Working Paper Series.

Samantha Trajkovski presented joint work with Amy Ellen Schwartz and Jeff Zabel titled, "School Choice and Transportation Decisions," at the REACH Retreat in New Orleans.

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Marie Claire article "Dermatology Deserts: What to Do If You Live in One."

Pete Wilcoxen was interviewed for the Washington Post article "EPA’s Scientific Advisers Warn its Regulatory Rollbacks Clash with Established Science."

Len Burman was interviewed for The Wall Street Journal article "Two Views on How Trump’s Tax Cuts Have Worked Out."

Michael Wasylenko's paper, "New York State Economic Status of Regions and Development Programs," is the newest addition to the CPR Working Paper Series.

Colleen Heflin's co-authored article, "Administrative Churn in SNAP and Health Care Utilization Patterns," was published in Medical Care.

December 2019

"Strategies to Build Economic Strength in Lagging Areas: Investment, Tax Incentives, Wage Subsidies, Worker Training, and Education," by Michael Wasylenko, is the latest addition to the CPR Working Paper Series.

Yingyi Ma’s article, “China’s Education System Produces Stellar Test Scores. So Why Do 600,000 Students Go Abroad Each Year To Study?,” was published in the Washington Post.

Lerner Center Graduate Research Affiliate, Austin McNeill Brown's co-authored article, "Interdisciplinary Expansions: Applying Recovery-Informed Theory to Interdisciplinary Areas of Recovery Science Research," was published in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.

Yingyi Ma’s co-authored article, “Are Western Universities Doing Enough for their Chinese Students?,” was published by Times Higher Education.

Colleen Heflin was interviewed about her research for the CBS News story “Total Trump Food-Stamp Cuts Could Hit Up to 5.3 Million Households.”

Mattie Mackenzie-Liu is attended the Computational Justice Lab Empirical Workshop at Claremont Graduate University.

Kathy Michelmore presented her paper (co-authored with Len Lopoo), "The Effect of EITC Exposure in Childhood on Marriage and Early Childbearing," at the Brookings Institution.

Becky Schewe’s co-authored article, “Citizen-Science and Participatory Research as a Means to Improve Stakeholder Engagement in Resource Management: A Case Study of Vietnamese American Fishers on the US Gulf Coast,” was published in Environmental Management.

Shannon Monnat traveled to Washington, DC to participate in a meeting for the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Rising Midlife Mortality Rates and Socioeconomic Disparities.

Research co-authored by Shannon Monnat was cited in the CityLab article “The Changing Geography of the Opioid Crisis.”

November 2019

A summary of Alex Rothenberg’s research on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems was published in VoxDev.

Lerner Fellow, Emmy Helander's co-authored article, "Gender and Collaboration Patterns in a Temporal Scientific Authorship Network," was published in Applied Network Science's Machine Learning with Graphs collection.

CALL FOR PAPERS - International Symposium on the Real Property Tax and Its Administration to be held on November 16-17, 2020. Paper submission deadline is June 1, 2020.

Sarah Hamersma presented, "Can Food Help the 'Great Equalizer' Succeed? SNAP Access and Young Adults’ Educational Engagement," and moderated a panel called, "Research, Dissemination, and Advocacy: The Role of the Policy Scholar," at the Southern Economic Association meetings in Fort Lauderdale.

Len Burman was quoted in the Mother Jones article “The Prophet of Silicon Valley.”

Len Burman was at the National Tax Association's 112th Annual Conference on Taxation November 21-23. He will be a discussant at a panel in memory of Pam Moomau.

Check out the new CPR Policy Brief by Dr. Keith Humphreys titled, "Marijuana Legalization: Beyond Yes or No," from his presentation at the Thirty-First Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy.

Yoon-Jung Choi presented her paper, "Property Tax Interaction Among Overlapping Local Jurisdictions: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from School Bond Referenda," at the National Tax Association Conference.

John Yinger was quoted in the Newsday article “Why Agents Steer.”

Len Burman was quoted in the Washington Examiner article "Warren 'Medicare for All' Plan Would Give An Advantage To Companies That Stay Below 50 Employees."

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented his paper, "Bounds on Average Treatment Effects with an Invalid Instrument, with an Application to the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment," at Stony Brook University's Department of Economics.

Christopher Rick presented his paper, "Did The End of Desegregation Drive Down Bus Spending?," at the North American Regional Science Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on November 16.

Taryn Morrissey (American University) presented, "The Earned Income Tax Credit and Parent-Child Time Use," as part of the CPR Seminar Series.

Claire Pendergrast attended the Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX, where she will present a poster on "Building Disaster Resilience for Older Adults Aging in Place: the Role of Community-Based Organizations."

Shannon Monnat was at the White House to participate in a round table meeting about opioids with the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Congratulations to Graduate Associate, Yoon-Jung Choi, for being chosen as this year's “Larry D. Schroeder Award for Excellence in PhD Research" recipient.

A new co-authored article by Kathy Michelmore titled "Could Expanding The Earned Income Tax Credit Help Fix The Housing Crisis?" was published by Work in Progress.

Len Burman, Len Lopoo, and Pete Wilcoxen were inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration in Washington, DC. 

A number of our faculty and graduate students attended and presented their work at the APPAM 41st Annual Fall Research Conference, "Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on Issues and Evidence," November 7-9.

Shannon Monnat presented "What Killed Hope in America" at the Tax the Rich! A Conference on Why & How event in San Francisco, CA.

Colleen Heflin's article, "The Effect Of The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program On Mortality," was published in Health Affairs.

Jennifer Karas Montez discussed how the troubling trends in US life expectancy relate to the polarization in state policies on The Week in Health Law podcast, episode 169.

Yilin Hou conducted field work with tax researchers and practitioners in Beijing, November 4-7.

Sarah Hamersma gave a flash presentation, titled "Higher Education and the Intergenerational Transmission of Food Insecurity," at the Upstate Population Workshop.

Yilin Hou co-chaired the Sino-Japan-Korean Symposium on Real Property Tax Systems in Beijing, China at the Central University of Finance and Economics in collaboration with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

October 2019

CPR hosted the Econometrics Methods Workshop featuring Hugo Jales. Hugo presented "Discontinuous Incentives, Regression Discontinuity, and Bunching."

Saba Siddiki spoke about "Examining the Effectiveness of technology Diffusion Policies: The Case of Transportation Electrification in the United States" at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Alex Rothenberg’s co-authored paper, “Unity in Diversity? How Intergroup Contact Can Foster Nation Building,” was published in the American Economic Review.

Yilin Hou delivered a speech at East China Normal University in Shanghai on "The Real Property Tax, the Housing Market and Regional Labor Mobility."

Len Burman was mentioned in The Wall Street Journal story “How to Make Pelosi and Schumer Angry.”

Yilin Hou was in Shanghai, China at the Pushan Foundation's Award Granting Ceremony to receive the Economic Policy Research Award for his co-authored research on designing an ability-to-pay index. This award recognizes part of Yilin’s work on designing a generic real property tax for transitional economies.

Maria Zhu presented at the Applied Economics workshop at the University of Rochester.

David Popp's article, "Promoting Innovation For Low-Carbon Technologies," was published by the Brookings Institution.

Yingyi Ma discussed "Promising Practices for Improving the Inclusion of Women in STEM" at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC.

Shannon Monnat's paper, “The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Overdose Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics across the Rural-Urban Continuum,” was published in Rural Sociology.

Colleen Heflin's co-authored article, "Experimental Evidence of a Work Support Strategy That Is Effective or At-Risk Families: The Building Nebraska Families Program" was published in Social Service Review.

David Popp's research on environmental policy and innovation was cited in the Industry Week article "Green Innovation Needs Better Metrics."

Len Burman was quoted in the Los Angeles Times story “Can Elizabeth Warren afford to be all in on ‘Medicare for all’?

Several graduate associates from CPR had the opportunity to present their research to an audience made of up their peers and CPR faculty at the CPR Graduate Student Seminar on October 24.

Len Burman participated in the NBER fall public economics meeting in Chicago October 24-25.

Carmen Carrión-Flores presented her paper, "Fleeing Hometowns for Safety: The Short Run Effect of Crime on Migration in Mexico," (with I. Guizar) at the XIV Encuentro Internacional Capital Humano y Crecimiento.

Len Burman spoke about "Trump’s tax reform happened: Now what? A panel discussion on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented his paper, "Does Youth Training Lead to Better Job Quality? Evidence from Job Corps," (with G. Blanco) at the XIV Encuentro Internacional Capital Humano y Crecimiento at the University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey Mexico.

Shannon Monnat was in Washington, DC to participate on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Rising Midlife Mortality Rates and Socioeconomic Disparities.

Len Burman was quoted in The Atlantic article "The Eye-Popping Cost of Medicare for All."

David Schwegman presented his paper, "Do Street-Level Bureaucrats Discriminate against Racial and Sexual Minorities? Evidence from a Correspondence Study of Property Assessors," at the NASPAA conference.

Yingyi Ma discusses the challenges facing college students from China, and how to create learning environments that can help them succeed on The Annex Sociology Podcast episode, “Chinese Students in U.S. Schools.

Len Lopoo attended the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) conference in Los Angeles, presenting in the "Community Research Labs: Innovative Opportunities for Teaching and Learning" panel. 

Maria Zhu discusses fossil fuel divestment in the Harvard Crimson article "University of California Divestment Decision Offers Insights Into Feasibility of Divestment at Harvard."

Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat have each been awarded R24 grants from the NIH National Institute on Aging. The first grant is a renewal of funding for Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America. The second grant creates a new Interdisciplinary Network on Rural Population Health and Aging.

Yulong Wang presented his paper, “Nonparametric Sample Splitting,” (joint with Yoonseok Lee) at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group at Ohio State University.

Len Burman, Len Lopoo, and Pete Wilcoxen were selected to join the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)as 2019 Academy Fellows. Induction into NAPA is considered one of the leading honors for scholars in the discipline.

Yingyi Ma gave an invited talk at the University of Michigan's Center of Chinese Studies to discuss her forthcoming book, "The Ambitious and Anxious: Chinese Undergraduates in the US," on October 8.

Christina Gibson-Davis (Duke University) presented, "The Kids Are Alright: The Rise in Non-Marital Births and Child Well-being," as part of the CPR Seminar Series on October 3.

September 2019

A number of our faculty and graduate students attended and presented their work at the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management's 31st Annual Research Conference from September 26-28.

Len Burman attended a research conference at the Treasury’s Office of Tax Analysis in Washington, DC

Shannon Monnat was in Houghton, Michigan attending the annual meeting of the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (WAAESD) Multistate Research Project: W4001 – Social, Economic, and Environmental Causes and Consequences of Demographic Change in Rural America.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes gave a talk at the University of Western Ontario economics department titled “Bounds on Average Treatment Effects with an Invalid Instrument, with an Application to the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment.”

Len Lopoo presented, “The Effect of EITC Exposure during Childhood on Marriage and Early Childbearing,” (co-authored with Kathy Michelmore) at the University of Notre Dame's Microeconomics Seminar. 

Madonna Harrington Meyer was interviewed for the Christian Science Monitor article "Beyond Birthday Cards and Hugs: The Rise of Intensive Grandparenting."

Maria Zhu gave a presentation on "Job Networks through College Classmates: Effects of Referrals for Men and Women" at Cornell University.

Alexander Rothenberg gave a talk on "Improving Mobility in Developing Country Cities: Evidence from Bus Rapid Transit and Other Policies in Jakarta, Indonesia" at the University of Buffalo.

Shannon Monnat was at Cornell University presenting as part of a forum on "Differential Privacy in the 2020 Census."

"California Paid Family Leave and Parental Time Use," by Samantha Trajkovski, is the latest addition to the CPR Working Paper Series.

Colleen Heflin & Sarah Hamersma hosted the Food Policy Conferences on September 19-20. They also presented along with a number of CPR faculty.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes’ co-authored working paper, "Evaluation of Language Training Programs in Luxembourg using Principal Stratification," was published by the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER).

David Popp's opinion piece, "It's Time to Convince Both Liberals and Conservatives: The Time for a Carbon Tax Is Now," was published in Newsweek.

John Yinger was quoted in the Syracuse.com article “Syracuse’s Unfair Property Tax System Hurts Poor the Most; Here’s What Can be Done.”

Colleen Heflin presented, "Increasing Family Income Through Child Support: Lessons from Recent Research," (joint with Len Lopoo and Mattie Mackenzie-Liu) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel in Washington DC The event was organized by the University of Wisconsin. 

Shannon Monnat was in Washington, DC to present as part of a panel titled “Developing an Agenda for Policy, Practice and Research” at the Institute for Research on Poverty’s (IRP) 2019 Annual Poverty Research and Policy Forum.

Madonna Harrington Meyer was quoted in The Villages Daily Sun article “Grandparents’ Roles See Shift Over Time.”

Sarah Hamersma presented, "Can Food Help the 'Great Equalizer' Succeed? SNAP Access and Young Adults’ Educational Engagement," at San Diego State University's Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies.

Alex Rothenberg gave a talk on “Improving Mobility in Developing Country Cities: Evidence from Bus Rapid Transit and Other Policies in Jakarta, Indonesia” at the World Bank's 6th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference in Washington DC.

Yulong Wang presented his co-authored paper with Yoonseok Lee, "Nonparametric Sample Splitting,” at the University of Pennsylvania

Colleen Heflin’s co-authored article, “Design Flaws: Consequences of the Coverage Gap in Food Programs for Children at Kindergarten Entry,” was published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.

Len Burman presented his research on “A Synthetic Supplemental Public Use File of Low-Income Information Return Data: Methodology, Utility, and Privacy Implications” at the IRS Statistics on Income Consultants Panel Meeting.

Dr. Keith Humphreys delivered the 31st Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy titled, "Marijuana Legalization: Beyond Yes or No," on September 5.

Saba Siddiki has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her ground-breaking work on the study of policy processes, the institutional grammar tool, and her creation of a network of scholars to work in this field. The title of her project is “A Research Coordination Network Dedicated to Coordinating and Advancing Analytical Approaches for Policy Design.”

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes' co-authored paper, "The Impact of BMI on Mental Health: Further Evidence from Genetic Markers," is the newest addition to the CPR Working Paper Series.

August 2019

CPR Graduate Associate, David Schwegman, has been selected as a 2019 NASPAA Emerging Scholar. This award recognizes up to three Ph.D. candidates who will be job seeking for an academic position in the coming academic year.

CPR Graduate Associate, Yoon Jung Choi, won the 2019 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Michael Curro Student Paper Award for her paper “Property Tax Interaction among Overlapping Local Jurisdictions: Quasi-experimental Evidence from School Bond Referenda.”

Saba Siddiki’s co-authored article, “Microbrook, Mesobrook, Macrobrook: Perspectives on Public Management and Governance,” was published in Perspectives on Public Management and Governance.

Madonna Harrington Meyer discusses the joys of grandparenting, as well as some of the new underbelly for grandparents who provide care for their grandchildren on the Wharton Work and Life podcast, “Intensive Grandparenting."

Madonna Harrington Meyer shares her experience with the Fresh Air Fund in the Democrat & Chronicle column “Fresh Air Fund Breathes Joy Into Lives of Families, Kids.”

Len Lopoo was quoted in the Medium article "Trump Is Making It Harder for Immigrants to Get Green Cards — and Hurting Our Economy in the Process."

Yingyi Ma was in New York City to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. She also presented on a panel regarding the studies of Asian/Asian American programs.

Kathy Michelmore’s co-authored paper, “The Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Housing and Living Arrangements,” was published in Demography.

A summary of Alex Rothenberg’s research on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems was published in GlobalDev.

Saba Siddiki hosted a panel discussion, “Leading and Managing in a New Data Age: What MPA Students Should Know.” The panelists included Colleen Heflin and Len Lopoo, as well as faculty from the University of California Davis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology with expertise in data analytics.

July 2019

Saba Siddiki’s co-authored article, “Overcoming the Shortcomings of U.S. Plug-In Electric Vehicle Policies,” was published in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Saba Siddiki’s co-authored paper, "Institutional Analysis with the Institutional Grammar," was published in the Policy Studies Journal.

Congratulations to Jennifer Karas Montez on receiving the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science’s (IAPHS) Milbank Quarterly Early Career Award.

Madonna Harrington Meyer was quoted in The New York Times article "When Grandparents Help Hold It All Together."

David Popp was at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He participated in two conferences, "Beyond 140 Characters: The Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth" & "Energy and Environmental Economics Summer Institute."

The CPR Connection Newsletter is a publication that shares news about the Center’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Please enjoy the latest edition, which includes some highlights from this past semester.

Madonna Harrington Meyer was recently named a University Professor. The prestigious distinction is granted to faculty who excel in their fields and who have made extraordinary scholarly contributions as judged by their peers nationally and internationally. Congratulations Madonna! Read SU News Story.

Please enjoy the latest edition of the CPR Research Newsletter, which features recent publications and research by CPR faculty and graduate students.

Check out the new CPR Policy Brief by John Yinger titled "How Equitable is The Education Finance System in New York State?"

Amy Lutz’s research on how socioeconomic status affects willingness to serve in the military was cited in the Tulsa Beacon article “Most Patriotic?

June 2019

Yulong Wang presented his paper, "Robust Inference About Conditional Tail Properties: A Panel Data Approach," at the North America Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society. 

Jay Kwon presented his paper, "State-imposed Property Tax Levy Cap and Mechanism of Overrides: Evidence from New York," at the International Conference on Public Policy.

Shannon Monnat was in Trondheim, Norway to present at the Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology. Her presentation is titled "The Roles of Socioeconomic and Opioid Supply Factors in U.S. Drug Mortality: Urban-Rural and Within-Rural Differences." 

Sarah Hamersma attended the American Society of Health Economists annual conference in Washington, DC. She served in the mentoring program and presented her paper “Does SNAP Increase Young Adults’ Engagement in Higher Education?”

Saba Siddiki gave a presentation at the International Conference on Public Policy in Montreal, Canada titled "Designing Collaborative Governance Arrangements to Promote Inclusivity."

Shannon Monnat’s co-authored article, "Using Census Data to Understand County-Level Differences in Overall Drug Mortality and Opioid-Related Mortality by Opioid Type," was published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes participated in the Institute for Research on Poverty's Summer Research Workshop. He presented his joint paper with G. Blacno, "Does Youth Training Lead to Better Job Quality? Evidence from Job Corps."

Saba Siddiki presented three papers at the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University-Bloomington. 

Bob Bifulco comments on Florida charter school report in the San Francisco Chronicle article "Florida Report Offers Meager Insight into Charter School Performance."

Kathy Michelmore presented her paper, "Using Longitudinal Administrative Data to Measure Income Gaps in College Going," at the University of Wisconsin, as part of the Institute for Research on Poverty's Summer Research Workshop.

Shannon Monnat was appointed to the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Rural Prosperity Index Technical Expert Panel.

Bob Bifulco was quoted in Chalkbeat article, "Critics of Charter Schools Say They’re Hurting School Districts. Are They Right?," on concerns about charter schools.

David Popp presented a paper at the Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Len Lopoo discusses government policies to increase U.S. fertility rate in interview for the Medium article "Don’t Freak Out About American Fertility."

Badi Baltagi's co-authored paper, "A Time-Space Dynamic Panel Data Model With Spatial Moving Average Errors," was published in Regional Science and Urban Economics.

David Popp gave a keynote address at the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association 2019 Workshop in Portsmouth, NH.

CPR Graduate Associate, Jun Cai, won the Early Career Researcher Award for best paper at the EWEPA 2019 conference.

Bill Horrace’s co-authored paper, “So Many Hospitals, So Little Information: How Hospital Value‐Based Purchasing Is a Game of Chance,” was published in Southern Economic Journal.

David Popp was interviewed for the Washington Post article "Everyone’s got a climate plan. So where’s the carbon tax?"

Jun Cai presented his joint paper (with Bill Horrace and Yoonseok Lee), "Nonparametric "True" Fixed /Random Effect Conditional Heteroskedastic Frontiers," at the Early Career Research Day of EWEPA 2019 conference in London. 

 Badi Baltagi's co-authored paper, "Contagious Exporting and Foreign Ownership: Evidence from Firms in Shanghai Using A Bayesian Spatial Bivariate Probit Model," was published in Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Kathy Michelmore’s research on targeting low-income students for college was mentioned in the Chalkbeat article, “The College Board tried a simple, cheap, research-backed way to push low-income kids into better colleges. It didn’t work.”

Becky Schewe presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management on "Farmer Behavior, Hydrology, and Water Pollution: Chemicals of Emerging Concern From Manure and Biosolids Application." This project is funded by the USDA-NIFA.

May 2019

Jeehee Han and David Schwegman presented their respective co-authored papers at the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) National Conference in Washington, DC Jeehee presented, "Does Proximity to Fast Food Cause Childhood Obesity? Evidence from New York City Public Housing," and David presented "Sexual Orientation, Gender, Pregnancy, and Parental Status Discrimination in Mortgage Lending: A Pilot Study and Pre-Analysis Plan for a Field Experiment."

Yilin Hou won a joint Best Research Award from the Deng Ziji Foundation and the Journal of Trade and Finance Economics for his co-authored paper, “Public Service Capitalization and House Value: Empirical Analysis of Sales Data and School Reputation in Beijing.” The paper was originally published in the journal in 2017.

Ziqiao Chen presented his paper, "Does Local Oil and Gas Development Affect College Enrollment?: Evidence from Pennsylvania and New York," at the IAEE 2019 International Conference in Montréal.

Yingyi Ma was quoted in the South China Morning Post article "Chinese Studying in US Become ‘Political Cannon Fodder’ as Visa Process Tightens Amid Feud."

Hugo Jales presented his paper, "The effects of the minimum wage on employment, formality, and the wage distribution," at the Ridge Forum in Colombia.

Shannon Monnat’s co-authored article, “Opioid Misuse Initiation: Implications for Intervention,” was published in the Journal of Addictive Diseases.

Madonna Harrington Meyer's book, "Grandmothers at Work," was cited in the Los Angeles Times article "Happy 'Other' Mother's Day."

Johnny Yinger was quoted in The Atlantic article “An Oral History of Trump’s Bigotry.”

"The Effects of EITC Exposure in Childhood on Marriage and Early Childbearing," by Kathy Michelmore & Len Lopoo is now available in the CPR Working Paper Series.

Len Lopoo was quoted in Time article, "Paid Family Leave Has Stalled in Congress for Years. Here's Why That's Changing."

Yulong Wang presented "Robust Inference About Conditional Tail Properties: A Panel Data Approach" at UC Davis. 

Badi Baltagi’s co-authored paper, “Structural Changes in Heterogeneous Panels with Endogenous Regressors,” was published in the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Shannon Monnat presented, "Supply or Demand?: Understanding the Geography of the U.S. Drug Overdose Crisis," at UNLV College of Urban Affairs.

Stuart Rosenthal was quoted in the New York Times article “The Neighborhood Is Mostly Black. The Home Buyers Are Mostly White.

Shannon Monnat presented, "Demographic and Geographic Variation in Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Mortality in the U.S.," at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

April 2019

Andrew S. London’s co-authored article, “Disease, Plantation Development, and Race-Related Differences in Fertility in the Early Twentieth-Century American South,” was published as the lead paper in the American Journal of Sociology.

Shannon Monnat participated in the National Academies of Sciences Committee Meeting on Rising Midlife Mortality Rates and SES Disparities in Washington, DC.

Peg Austin, Associate Director of CPR, attending the Society of Research Administrators International 2019 Midwest/Northeast Section meeting in Chicago.

Kathy Michelmore’s co-authored paper, “Timing is Money: Does Lump-Sum Payment of the Earned Income Tax Credit Affect Savings and Debt?,” was published in Economic Inquiry.

Becky Schewe traveled to Mississippi and Alabama to collect surveys with Vietnamese American fishermen. This research is funded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

"Evaluating the Effects of Universal Place-Based Scholarships on Student Outcomes: The Buffalo 'Say Yes to Education' Program" co-authored by Robert Bifulco, Ross Rubenstein and Hosung Sohn, has been published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Shannon Monnat presented at the Maxwell Alumni event in Boston, MA: "Opioids and Despair in America: A Conversation with a Syracuse Scholar Expert." 

Badi H. Baltagi's co-authored paper with Qu Feng and Chihwa Kao, "Structural Changes in Heterogeneous Panels with Endogenous Regressors," is now available as part of the CPR Working Paper Series.

Badi Baltagi presented at the University of Southern California Dornsife INET conference on "Panel Data Forecasting."

Anna Haskins (Cornell University) presented "Schools as Surveilling Institutions? Parental Incarceration, System Avoidance, and Parental Involvement in Schooling," as part of the CPR Seminar Series on April 18.

Perry Singleton's co-authored paper with former CPR graduate associate, Ling Li, titled "The Effect of Workplace Inspections on Worker Safety," has been published in the Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Yulong Wang presented, "Nonparametric Sample Splitting," (joint with Yoonseok Lee) at the Department of Economics at Rutgers University.

Shannon Monnat presented at Addressing Stigma and the Social Determinants of Opioid Substance Use Disorder at Bennington College.

Pete Wilcoxen was awarded the Meredith Professorship medal for Teaching Excellence at the annual One University Awards ceremony.

Badi Baltagi hosted Camp Econometrics XIV at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton April 12 through Sunday, April 14. 

Bob Bifulco and David Schwegman's paper, "Who Benefits from Accountability-Driven School Closure? Evidence from New York City," was published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Eugenia Toma (University of Kentucky) delivered the Jerry Miner Lecture on Thursday, April 11. She presented "Rural School Policy: Focus on Kentucky School Reform."

Colleen HeflinMattie Mackenzie-LiuKathy Michelmore, and Shannon Monnat attended and presented their work at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual meeting April 11-13.

Jennifer Karas Montez’s co-authored article, “Educational Disparities in Adult Mortality Across U.S. States: How Do They Differ, and Have They Changed Since the Mid-1980s?” was published in Demography.

Yoonseok Lee gave a seminar talk at Vanderbilt University on "Nonparametric Sample Splitting."

Shannon Monnat presented, "Spark vs. Kindling: Assessing the Validity of Supply vs. Demand Side Explanations for Understanding Geographic Variation in U.S. Drug Mortality Rates," at the Tax the Rich: A Conference on Why & How in Washington, DC. 

The Paul Volcker Symposium, featuring young scholars working in the behavioral economics field, was held on April 9. The theme of this year’s symposium was 'Promoting Pro-social Behavior.'

Saba Siddiki's co-authored article, "Evolution of plug-in electric vehicle demand: Assessing consumer perceptions and intent to purchase over time," has been published in Science Direct.

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey delivered the Fifth Annual Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics on April 8. The topic of this year’s lecture is “What Might be Wrong with Behavioral Economics.” 

Krushna Ranaware presented her paper, "Inheriting the Family Farm: Legal Reform and the Feminization of Agriculture in India," at the American Association of Geographers meeting.

Jim Ziliak (University of Kentucky) presented "The Antipoverty Impact of the EITC: New Estimates from Survey and Administrative Tax Records" as part of CPR's Seminar Series.

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the PolitiFact article, "Overdoses, suicide driving drop in U.S. life expectancy, presidential candidate Andrew Yang says."

Saba Siddiki presented her paper, "Understanding the Effects of Social Value Orientations on Regulatory Compliance through Agent Based Modeling," at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago.

Becky Schewe attended the American Association of Geographers annual meeting to present her co-authored paper, "Farmer Behavior, Hydrology, and Water Pollution: Chemicals of Emerging Concern from Manure and Biosolids Application." 

March 2019

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes gave a seminar at University at Buffalo titled, “Bounds on Average Treatment Effects with an Invalid Instrument, with an Application to the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment.”

Yoonseok Lee presented, “Nonparametric Regression: A Review,” at the Economectric Methods Workshop on March 28.

Saba Siddiki’s co-authored paper, "Most Consumers Don’t Buy Hybrids: Is Rational Choice a Sufficient Explanation?," was published in the Journal of Benefit Cost Analysis.

Yulong Wang presented his paper, “Robust Asymptotic Inference About Conditional Tail Properties: A Panel Data Approach,” at Boston College.

Saba Siddiki’s co-authored research article, “The Macroeconomic Effects of 2017 Through 2025 Federal Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards,” has been published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Christopher Ruhm (University of Virginia) presented, "Has Mortality Risen Disproportionately For the Least Educated?," as part of the CPR Seminar Series.

Perry Singleton presented, "Health Information and the Timing of Social Security Entitlements," at the Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center Researcher Workshop at the University of Michigan. 

Hugo Jales presented his co-authored paper with Zhengfei Yu, "On the Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment, Formality, and the Wage Distribution," at the Insper Learning Institute. He will be presenting the same paper at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas on March 22.

Colleen Heflin’s paper, “Food Insecurity and Disability in the United States,” with co-authors Laura Rodriguez and Claire Altman, has been published in Disability and Health Journal.

A number of CPR faculty and graduate students will be attending and presenting their work at the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Conference March 21-23.

Yingyi Ma was selected as one of the Public Intellectuals Program (PIP) fellows by the National Committee on US-China Relations for 2019-2021.

Shannon Monnat was presented with a Thought Leadership Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Program. This award recognizes a scholar who has made outstanding accomplishments in research, outreach, and communications. 

Yulong Wang presented his paper, "Robust Asymptotic Inference About Conditional Tail Properties: A Panel Data Approach," at Penn State University.

Michael Wasylenko was quoted in WalletHub article,"2019 Tax Rates by State."

Kerri Raissian, a former CPR Graduate Associate and current Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut, won best paper in the research category for her co-authored work, "Heed Neglect: Disrupt Child Maltreatment," at the National Summit to End Child Abuse and Neglect.

Yulong Wang presented his paper, “Robust Asymptotic Inference About Conditional Tail Properties: A Panel Data Approach,” at Singapore Management University.

Hugo Jales presented his joint paper with Zhengfei Yu, "On the Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment, Formality, and the Wage Distribution," at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte Brazil.

Shannon Monnat attended the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Capstone Symposium in New Orleans, LA.

Yulong Wang presented his paper, “Robust Asymptotic Inference About Conditional Tail Properties: A Panel Data Approach,” at Nanyang Technological University on March 12.

Jennifer Karas Montez’s co-authored article, “Educational Disparities in Adult Health: U.S. States as Institutional Actors on the Association,” was published in Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.

Saba Siddiki was in Concepción, Chile March 11-15, meeting with policymakers to advise on the design of aquaculture policy. She also gave a research talk on aquaculture policy at the Universidad de Concepción.

Jeehee Han presented her paper, "Unintended Consequences of Universal Free Meals in the Case of South Korea," at the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference on March 11.

Michael Wasylenko was interviewed for the Syracuse.com article, "5 reasons why splitting New York would be a disaster for Upstate."

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the NPR (WSKG) piece "Yates County School Leaders Call Mental Health Crisis 'Sickening'."

On March 9, Iuliia (Yulia) Shybalkina presented her paper titled "Joint Condominium Property Tax Assessment Appeals and How They May Improve Equity" at the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference.

On March 9, Yingyi Ma attended the Columbia University Greater China Society Annual Conference, and served as a panelist on their education innovation panel.

Bill Horrace presented his research on police racial profiling athe University of Arkansas on March 8.

Shannon Monnat presented her research at the Institute For New Economic Thinking Global Economic Forum in New York City on March 5.

CPR Graduate Assistant, Christopher Rick, presented his co-authored paper, "Institutionalizing Inequality? Evidence from the Effects of Hukou Policy on Rural-to-Urban Migrants’ Health," at the Eastern Economic Association Annual Meetings in New York City on March 1.

February 2019

On February 28, Alexander Rothenberg presented, "Unity in Diversity? How Intergroup Contact Can Foster Nation Building," as part of the CPR Seminar Series.

Shannon Monnat's most recent commentary, “Our Problem Is Bigger Than Opioids,” was published in U.S. News and World Report.

Badi H. Baltagi's co-authored paper with Chihwa Kao and Long Liu, "Testing for Shifts in a Time Trend Panel Data Model with Serially Correlated Error Component Disturbances," is now available as part of the CPR Working Paper Series.

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the NPR (WSKG) segment, “National Emergency Won’t Help Stop Opioid Deaths, Says SU Professor.”

On February 23, CPR Graduate Assistant, Iuliia Shybalkina, presented her paper, "Understanding How the Design of Participatory Processes Can Affect the Experiences of Low-Income Participants in Public Decision-Making," at the Collaborative Governance Emerging Scholars Workshop at the University of Arizona.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes gave a seminar at Iowa State University titled, “Bounds on Average Treatment Effects with an Invalid Instrument, with an Application to the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment,” on February 22.

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the Institute for New Economic Thinking article, “Opioid Crisis Shows How Economic Inequality Kills.”

Michael Wasylenko gave a talk on “Regional Divergence: With Special Focus on NYS Regional Divergence: What can be Done for Populations Left Behind?” as part of CPR's Seminar Series.

Len Burman was cited in the New York Times article “Elizabeth Warren Wants a Wealth Tax. How Would That Even Work? Maxwell News Story.

A new working paper written by Shannon Monnat, “The Contributions of Socioeconomic and Opioid Supply Factors to Geographic Variation in U.S. Drug Mortality Rates,” was featured in the CityLab article, "There’s a Rural-Urban Divide in the Opiate Crisis."

On February 14, Food Studies and CPR are co-sponsored a talk by Sarah Bowen (North Carolina State University) and Joslyn Brenton (Ithaca College) about their new book: Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It. 

Shannon Monnat was in Washington, DC on February 11-12 to participate in a 'National Academies of Sciences Committee on Rising Midlife Mortality Rates and Socioeconomic Disparities' meeting.

Alex Rothenberg was at the University of North Carolina on February 7, to give a seminar on his paper with Samuel Bazzi, Arya Gaduh, and Maisy Wong, "Unity in Diversity? How Intergroup Contact Can Foster Nation Building." 

Shannon Monnat presented her research, "Determinants of County-Level Differences in Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Mortality," at the Alcohol Research Group in Emeryville, CA on February 5