What's New in the Center for Policy Research

July 2021

Shannon Monnat will be presenting as part of a panel on "Translating Rural Sociological Scholarship to a Broader Audience" at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society today (7/30).

Shannon Monnat discussed the US drug crisis on CBS News Radio.

Michah W. Rothbart's co-authored paper, “Do Minimum Charity Care Provision Requirements Increase Nonprofit Hospital Performance? Examining Hospitals’ Responses to Regulatory Changes,” was published online first in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Claire Pendergrast was invited to testify at the State Senate’s Joint Public Hearing on “Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Homecare Workforce – Challenges and Solutions" on July 27.

Shannon Monnat spoke with NBCLX about the overdose crisis in the US (beginning at 14:20).

Yingyi Ma’s article, “Educating the Elites: School Counselors as Education Nannies in Urban China,” is available online ahead of print in the Comparative Education Review.

Jennifer Karas Montez was quoted in the USA Today article “US life expectancy decreased by 1.5 years during the pandemic – the largest drop since WWII.”

Congratulations to CPR Alumn, Larry Miller, on his new appointment as Vice President for Learning and Workforce Development at Greenville Technical College!

Yue Sun’s article, “The Social Correlates of Flood Risk: Variation Along the US Rural–Urban Continuum,” was published in Population and Environment.

David Popp was cited in the New York Times article “Building Solar Farms May Not Build the Middle Class."

Shannon Monnat presented, "Rural-Urban and Within-Rural Differences in COVID-19 Experiences and Impacts," at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society on July 20.

Madonna Harrington Meyer was mentioned in the New York Times article “How to Have a Fun, Multigenerational Family Vacation.”  

The CPR Connection Newsletter is a publication that shares news about the Center’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Please enjoy the Summer 2021 edition, which includes some highlights from the past academic year.

Pete Wilcoxen is part of a team researching clean energy standards. The report was featured in The Guardian article “Biden’s clean energy plan would cut emissions and save 317,000 lives.”

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Associated Press article “US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year.”

Kathy Michelmore weighs in on Child Tax Credit payments in the MarktetWatch article “Enhanced Child Tax Credits of up to $3,600 per child start this week: ‘I’m going to be able to do a lot’.”  

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes was quoted in the Business Insider article “Hospitality workers are returning to their jobs in Northeast states, prompting big unemployment drops - and economists say the region's high vaccine rate is driving it.

Xiaoyan (Amanda) Zhang's co-authored paper, "Intergenerational Emotional Cohesion and Psychological Well-being of Older Adults in Rural China: A Moderated Mediation Model of Loneliness and Friendship Ties," was published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

Austin McNeill Brown's co-authored paper, "Identity Transformation Through Substance Use Disorder Recovery: Introducing the Six Stage Model," was published in The Qualitative Report.

Shannon Monnat's co-authored paper, "The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Overdose Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across the Rural-Urban Continuum," (published in Rural Sociology) won the 2021 Fred Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award from the Rural Sociological Society. The purpose of the Fred Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the form of a book or article that advances the field of rural sociological knowledge.

Kathy Michelmore was featured in the WAER article “Could New Child Tax Credit End Poverty for Many US Children? SU Expert on Impact.”

Amanda Zhang's co-authored paper, "Intergenerational Emotional Cohesion and Psychological Well-being of Older Adults in Rural China: A Moderated Mediation Model of Loneliness and Friendship Ties," was published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.

Shannon Monnat received the 2020-21 Excellence in Research Award from the Rural Sociological Society. The purpose of the Excellence in Research Award is to recognize an RSS member who has made outstanding contributions to rural-oriented research and/or theory.

Badi Baltagi presented, “Spatial Wage Curves for Formal and Informal Workers in Turkey,” at the the International Panel Data Conference 2021 online on July 1. 

June 2021

Jeehee Han was selected to receive a grant for the 2020 award year from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. The grant supports emerging social policy scholars whose research projects address contemporary issues.

Amy Ellen Schwartz was quoted in the EdSurge article "School Is Hard for Mobile Students. These Districts Want to Help."

Colleen Heflin's co-authored paper, “Hypertension, Diabetes and Medication Adherence among the Older Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Population (SNAP)," was published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Ziqiao Chen presented, "The Employment Impact of a Green Fiscal Push: Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," co-authored with David Popp, Francesco Vona, and Giovanni Marin, at the 26th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (virtual) on June 24.

Sarah Hamersma was a discussant at the 10th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (virtual) on June 21.

Shannon Monnat presented at the Webinar on Drugs and Alcohol: High and Rising Mortality Rates Among Working-Age Adults on June10.

The Collaborative Governance Case Database (co-lead by Saba Siddiki) held an open virtual seminar entitled, "Scaling up collaborative governance research: New tools and developments" on June 8th. View the flyer for more information.

Michah W. Rothbart's co-authored paper, “By the Letter of Law? The Effects of Administrative Adjudication for Resolving Disputes in NYC’s Restaurant Grading Initiative,” was accepted to the American Review of Public Administration. It is now available to read "OnlineFirst."

Yingyi Ma discusses the push-and-pull factors that have made studying abroad — and studying in the U.S. in particular — a “new education gospel” for many parents in China on the Sincia Podcast.

Colleen Heflin was mentioned by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) in the CNN story “Food Insecurity Growing Among Active-Duty Military Families.”

Colleen HeflinMichah W. Rothbart, and Mattie Mackenzie-Liu’s paper, “Below the Tip of the Iceberg: Examining Early Childhood Participation in SNAP and TANF from Birth to Age Six,” was published in Population Research and Policy Review

Colleen Heflin was quoted in the Military Times article “‘A national outrage’: Lawmakers seek solutions to food insecurity in military, veteran families.”

The Collaborative Governance Case Database (co-lead by Saba Siddiki) welcomes you to an open virtual seminar entitled Scaling up collaborative governance research: New tools and developments on Tuesday June 8th, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00pm EDT. View the flyer for more information. Be sure to register for the event.

May 2021

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes discussed open jobs and unemployment in the Syracuse.com article “An epidemic of open jobs and the unemployed in CNY; for many, work doesn’t work anymore.” Read Maxwell news story.

Badi Baltagi’s paper, “Estimating Spatial Wage Curves for Turkey,” with Yusuf Soner Başkaya, was presented virtually at the XV World Conference of Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA 2021).

Colleen Heflin presented, "Changing patterns of eligibility and take up in SNAP and the role of out-of-pocket medical expenses," at the Understanding Food-Related Hardships Among Older Americans Grantees Conference (UKCPR and USDA) on May 28.

Kathy Michelmore's co-authored article, "Closing the Gap: The Effect of Reducing Complexity and Uncertainty in College Pricing on the Choices of Low-Income Students," is the lead article in the June edition of the American Economic Review.

Janet Wilmoth and Andrew London co-edited the new book “Life-Course Implications of U.S. Public Policies” (Routledge, 2021). Read Maxwell News story.

Colleen Heflin testified before Congress at the Rules Committee Roundtable Examining the Hunger Crisis Among Veterans and Military Families on May 27. This proceeding was streamed live on rules.house.gov via Cisco Webex.

Madonna Harrington Meyer was a keynote speaker for Dynamics of Accumulated Inequalities for Seniors in Employment (DAISIE) conference on March 25, at Karlstad University, Sweden (Virtual). The title of her talk is “Grandparenting Children with Disabilities: Impact on Work and Retirement.”

Research led by Emmy Helander was profiled in the Pest Control Technology article “Study Examines Where in the U.S. Lyme Disease Risk is Greatest.”

Sarah Hamersma and Jinqi Ye (CPR alumnus)'s paper, "The Effect of Public Health Insurance Expansions on the Mental and Behavioral Health of Girls and Boys," was published in Social Science & Medicine

Kathy Michelmore was interviewed by Marketplace for the story “Here’s who will benefit from the expanded child tax credit.”

Yingyi Ma participated in a panel discussion on the role of human capital in US-China relations on March 20. The event is hosted by the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes joins the group of Editors of the Journal of Population Economics. He will strengthen the editorial team on issues related to the evaluation of public programs, education and health.

Andrew London & Janet Wilmoth’s co-authored article, “Service-Connected Disability and the Veteran Mortality Disadvantage,” was published in Armed Forces & Society.

Yingyi Ma weighs in on lack of AAPI history taught in schools in the South China Morning Post article "Amid a wave of violence against Asian-Americans, some push for more of their history in classrooms."

Hugo Jales presented, "Labor market policies in a Roy-Rosen bargaining economy," at the Society of Labor Economists 2021 Virtual Conference on May 15.

Maria Zhu presented, "Model Minorities in the Classroom? Positive Bias Towards Asian Students and its Consequences," at the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) conference on May14.  

Claire Pendergrast’s co-authored article, “Public Health Requirements and Authorities in State Statutory Disaster Recovery Law: A Cross-Sectional Legal Assessment,” was published in Health Security.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes received a 2021 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. This award honors faculty who have a significant, positive influence on graduate education at Syracuse University through their commitment to superior graduate teaching, dedication to departmental and community presence and research initiatives.

Doug Wolf discussed the findings of his co-authored study on the impact of lower minimum wage on the health of infants with CNY Central.

David Popp discusses Biden's infrastructure plan and cut greenhouse gas emissions in the Grist article “Biden’s only hope to cut emissions in half? His infrastructure plan.”

Shannon Monnat presented, "Trends and Differentials in Working-Age Mortality in the U.S., 1990-2017," at the Population Association of America 2021 Annual Meeting on March 6.

Two of Colleen Heflin’s co-authored papers were presented at the Population Association of America 2021 Annual Meetings: "Material Hardship and the Living Arrangements of Older Americans" and "Current and Future Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Examining Disparities by Race/Ethnicity and Recent Work Loss,” on March 5 and 6.

Yoon-Jung Choi, Maeve Maloney, and Sarah Reilly were selected as an Outstanding TA Award recipient for 2021. Recipients have made distinguished contributions to Syracuse University by demonstrating excellence in significant instructional capacities.

Badi Baltagi's encyclopedia entry, "Limited Dependent Variables and Discrete Choice Modelling," was published in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance.

April 2021

Len Burman’s article, “Biden Would Close Giant Capital Gains Loopholes—At Least For The Rich,” was published by Forbes.

Len Lopoo was quoted in The Atlantic article "The Danger of Shortchanging Parents." Doug Wolf’s co-authored study, "Fiscal Externalities of Becoming a Parent," was also cited in the article.

Jeehee Han has been selected for the 2021 Lincoln Scholars Program hosted by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented, “The Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on the Long-Term Health of Veterans: A Bounds Analysis,” at the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) virtual seminar on March 23.

David Popp was a co-organizer of the NBER workshop “Economics of Innovation in the Energy Sector,” which was held virtually on March 23.

Colleen Heflin was quoted in The Well News article “Material Hardship Can Cause Adverse Health Outcomes in Young Adults.”

Yilin Hou attended the virtual 2021 Meeting of the European Public Choice Society on April 21-22. Yilin also co-presented, "Behavior of Leaders vs. Followers in Local Option Sales Tax Competition," on the 21st.

Ying Shi & Maria Zhu’s paper, “Equal Time for Equal Crime? Racial Bias in School Discipline,” was published in Annenberg Institute at Brown’s EdWorkingPapers.

Krushna Ranaware received the 2021-2022 AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship to complete her dissertation, "(In)visible Work: Gender, Labour, and Agricultural Markets in India."

Kathy Michelmore's article, “A Bigger Child Tax Credit Gives Families Flexibility,” was published in The Gender Policy Report.

Lauryn Quick and Colleen Heflin’s brief on housing insecurity during the coronavirus response was cited by Common Dreams.

Jeehee Han presented her paper, "The Spillover Effects of Source of Income Anti-Discrimination Laws on Public Housing," at the 2021 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Annual Conference on April 14.

Austin McNeill Brown's co-authored paper, "Peer-based Recovery Support Services Delivered at Recovery Community Organizations: Predictors of Improvements in Individual Recovery Capital," was published in Addictive Behaviors.

David Popp was quoted in The New Yorker story “Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Also a Climate Plan. Will It Make a Difference?

Emily Wiemers’ co-authored study, “Association Between Risk Factors for Complications From COVID-19, Perceived Chances of Infection and Complications, and Protective Behavior in the US,” was published in JAMA Network Open.

Yingyi Ma’s co-authored paper, “Math and Science Identity Change and Paths into and out of STEM: Gender and Racial Disparities,” was published in Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.

Jennifer Karas Montez’s co-authored article, “US State Disparities in Life Expectancy, Disability-Free Life Expectancy, and Disabled Life Expectancy Among Adults Aged 25 to 89 Years,” was published in AJPH.

John Yinger was quoted in the Daily Beast article “Benefits for All: Why Diverse Communities are the Way Forward, For Everyone.”

Yingyi Ma’s Latitude(s) interview was highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher Education piece “Global: How International Students’ Perception of Racism in the U.S. Has Changed.”

Matt Kraft (Brown University) presented virtually in the CPR Seminar Series on April 1. The title of his talk was “More than teaching: The long-run effects of teachers’ mentoring relationships with students.”

March 2021

David Popp was interviewed by The New York Times for the story “Biden’s Lesson From Past Green Stimulus Failures: Go Even Bigger.”

The Volcker Symposium was held on March30. The theme of the symposium was 'Environmental Decision Making.' 

Yingyi Ma was interviewed for the Latitude(s) newsletter on international students and racism.

Len Burman was quoted in the Insider article "Biden is splitting with Obama on the economy and the proof is in their stimulus plans."

Ziqiao Chen, Claire Pendergrast and Xiaoyan Zhang were among only nine finalists across the university for the 2021 SU Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Work. Ziqiao, Claire and Xiaoyan received Honorable Mention.

Jennifer Karas Montez discusses state policies and life expectancy on the Innovation Hub segment “ Your State’s Politics Might Be The Death of You.”

Brigitte Madrian delivered the Sixth Annual Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics on March 29. The topic of the lecture was "Applying Behavioral Insights to the Design of Public Policy." 

Maria Zhu presenting virtually at Miami University's Department of Economics on March 26.

Shannon Monnat’s co-authored paper, “Opioid Misuse and Family Structure: Changes and Continuities in the Role of Marriage and Children over Two Decades,” was published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Carmen Carrión-Flores presented her co-authored paper, "The impact of environmental and worker safety regulations on environmental performance and workplace accidents," at the Midwest Economic Association annual conference on March 25. 

Mariah Brennan, Lerner Graduate Fellow & CPR Graduate Associate, was selected for a very competitive and prestigious position in RAND's Graduate Student Summer Associate Program. Mariah will work with researchers at RAND this summer on projects related to veterans' health and health care.

Badi Baltagi was a co-editor of Contributions to Economic Analysis’ edition on "The Sustainability of Health Care Systems in Europe."

Madonna Harrington Meyer was mentioned in the National Academy of Social Insurances’ post for Women’s History Month, “In AWE of the Academy’s Women Extraordinaire.”

Len Burman was interviewed for the Vox article “Joe Biden’s tax plan, explained.”

Maria Zhu presented, "Model Minorities in the Classroom? Positive Bias Towards Asian Students and its Consequences," virtually at Penn State's Department of Economics on March 19. 

A number of our faculty and graduate students presented their work at the AEFP 46th Annual Conference, Promoting Equity and Opportunity Through Education Policy Research, on March 17-19.  

Yulong Wang presented an Econometrics Workshop, titled "Review of Time Series Econometrics," as part of the CPR Seminar Series on March 11.

Len Burman was interviewed for the Radio Times episode “What's in the $1.9 trillion COVID Relief Bill?

Len Burman was quoted in the Politico article “Biden's 'Morning in America' moment carries risks.”

Len Burman weighs in on Biden's coronavirus relief package in the Associated Press article “$1.9T Biden relief package a bet government can help cure US.”

Kathy Michelmore was quoted in the MarketWatch article “‘One of the largest anti-poverty bills in recent history’ — what the $1.9 trillion COVID bill means for families with kids.”

Kasey Buckles (Notre Dame) presented "The Drug Crisis and Living Arrangements of Children" as part of the CPR Seminar Series on March 4. 

David Popp presented his co-authored paper (with Ziqiao Chen), "The Employment Impact of a Green Fiscal Push: Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," at the virtual CESifo Area Conference on Energy and Climate Economics.

Madonna Harrington Meyer was quoted in the AARP article “How to Grandparent a Child with Special Needs.”

Shannon Monnat will be presenting findings from the National Academy of Sciences Consensus Committee Report on High and Rising Mortality Rates among Working-Age Adults. The committee's final report will also be released today. The public webinar will be held at 1:00pm EST.

In three chapters of the completely revised 9th edition of "Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences," Jennifer Karas Montez, Andrew London, Janet Wilmoth and Emily Wiemers explore a range of issues related to aging and the life course.

February 2021

Kathy Michelmore discusses the child tax credit on the Marketplace episode “Relief bill could lift millions of kids out of poverty by expanding tax credit.”

Shannon Monnat discusses increase in overdoses during the pandemic in the VICE article “Pain and Isolation Are Driving America’s Lockdown Overdose Surge.”

Doug Wolf, Shannon Monnat, and Jennifer Karas Montez’s study on the impact of lower minimum wage on the health of infants was cited in Fatherly and StudyFinds articles.

Badi Baltagi's co-authored paper, "Estimating and Testing High Dimensional Factor Models with Multiple Structural Changes," with Chihwa Kao and Fa Wang, was published in the Journal of Econometrics.

Perry Singleton's co-authored working paper, "The Effect of Industrial Robots on Workplace Safety," is the newest addition to the the CPR Working Paper Series.

Andrew S. London’s co-authored article, “Cohort Change in the Prevalence of ADHD among U.S. Adults: Evidence of a Gender-Specific Historical Period Effect,” was featured in the Current Perspectives section of the Journal of Attention Disorders.

Kathy Michelmore will be a panelist on the Department of Political Science’s panel on “An Insurrection, an Inauguration, and Another Impeachment: Fragility, Resilience, and the Future of American Democracy.”

Congratulations to Yingyi Ma for receiving Higher Education SIG’s 2021 Best Book Award for "Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese Undergraduates Success and Struggle in American Higher Education."

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Syracuse.com "More Onondaga County residents died in 2020 than in at least 50 years. It wasn’t all COVID."

Kathy Michelmore was quoted in the BBC News article “Why the US is eyeing a $300 monthly child benefit.”

Kathy Michelmore was quoted in the Sinclair Broadcast Group article “Dems aim to increase, expand child tax credit, but some Republicans object.”

Badi Baltagi was celebrated in a special issue of the Empirical Economics journal for his contributions to the field of econometrics, as well as his long service to the journal.

Yoonseok Lee's co-authored working papers, "Trimmed Mean Group Estimation" and "Depth-Weighted Forecast Combination: Application to COVID-19 Cases," have been added to the CPR Working Paper Series.

Claire Pendergrast's new article, ""There Was No 'That’s Not My Job'": New York Area Agencies on Aging Approaches to Supporting Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic," was published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.

CPR Alumn, Jonathan Schwabish, published a new book titled “Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks.”

Stuart Rosenthal and Joaquin Urrego’s research was highlighted in the Financial Post story “Why the automobile has become a kingmaker for downtown commercial real estate.”

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the Institute for New Economic Thinking article “Epidemic of Despair Could Haunt America Long After COVID.”

David Popp talks to CNN and the Washington Examiner about the effects of Obama’s Recovery Act.

Emmy Helander presented "Predictable Patterns of Emergency Overdose/Poisoning/Ingestion Events and Implications for Public Health" at the PAA Applied Demography Virtual Conference.

Jennifer Karas Montez’s research was highlighted in the Undark Magazine article “Are Conservative Policies Shortening American Lives?

Andrew London's co-authored article, "Same-Sex Sexuality and the Risk of Divorce: Findings from Two National Studies," has been published in Journal of Homosexuality.

Sarah Hamersma's co-authored research brief, "Expanding Public Insurance Eligibility Increases Substance Use Treatment Provider Acceptance of Public Insurance and Increases Adolescent Access to Treatment," was published as part of the Lerner Center Population Health Research Brief Series

January 2021

David Popp was quoted in The New York Times article "Biden, Emphasizing Job Creation, Signs Sweeping Climate Actions."

CPR, the Lerner Center, and the Penn State Population Research Institute hosted the Joint Population Health Colloquium - “Population Health & Children and Family Policy!” on January 26.

Andrew London’s co-authored paper, “‘Every Now and Then I Get Flagged for a Pap Smear’: Gender Transition, Embodiment, and “Sex-Specific” Cancer Screenings,” was published in Sexual and Gender Minority Health, Advances in Medical Sociology.

Yoonseok Lee's  co-authored working paper, "Dynamic and Non-Neutral Productivity Effects of Foreign Ownership: A Nonparametric Approach," is now available in the CPR Working Paper Series.

David Popp discusses Biden's green jobs agenda in the Forbes article “The Challenge Facing Biden’s Green Jobs Agenda? Green Jobs.”

Andrew S. London's co-authored article, “Self-Reported ADHD and Adult Health in the United States,” was featured in the Current Perspective section of the first 2021 issue of the Journal of Attention Disorders.

Katherine Michelmore was quoted in the LA Times article "Biden proposes $1.9-trillion plan for pandemic and economic crisis."

Doug Wolf, Shannon Monnat, and Jennifer Karas Montez’s new article, “Effects of US state preemption laws on infant mortality,” was published in Preventive Medicine.

Congratulations to Sarah Hamersma! She has been elected Vice President of the Association of Christian Economists (ACE).

Shannon Monnat weighs in on CNY COVID-19 deaths in the Syracuse.com article “COVID-19 is killing more people in CNY right now than anything else.”

Alex Rothenberg presented, "Life in the Slow Lane: Unintended Consequences of Public Transit in Jakarta" (w/ Arya Gaduh and Tadeja Gracner), at the AEA/ASSA meetings in a session on "Big Data and Innovations In Urban Mobility." 

December 2020

Len Burman's article, "A Universal EITC: Making Work Pay in the Age of Automation," was published in the National Tax Journal.

Danielle Rhubart, Shannon Monnat, and Claire Pendergrast have a paper published in Public Policy & Aging Report, called "The Unique Impacts of U.S. Social and Health Policies on Rural Population Health and Aging."

John Yinger's paper, "The Price of Access to Jobs: Bid-Function Envelopes for Commuting Costs," is forthcoming in the Journal of Housing Economics.

Mariah Brennan has been awarded a Roscoe Martin grant from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs to support her research on female veteran wellbeing in the context of their military separation.

Emily Wiemers’ co-authored article, “Disparities in vulnerability to complications from COVID-19 arising from disparities in preexisting conditions in the United States,” was published in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

Colleen Heflin discusses the impact of COVID-19 on food security in the Daily Gazette article “Hunger a constant as region braces for dark winter.”

Shannon Monnat presented, "Understanding the Geography of the U.S. Drug Overdose Crisis," at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Department of Health, Policy & Management’s Seminar Series in Health Disparities.

On January 26, 2021, CPR, the Lerner Center, and the Penn State Population Research Institute will host the Joint Population Health Colloquium - “Population Health & Children and Family Policy!”

Jan Ondrich presented "Survival Analysis – A Refresher and Some New Developments" at the virtual Econometrics Workshop on December 3.

Sarah Hamersma participated in the W.T. Grant Foundation's "Reducing Inequality Grantee Convening" on December 1-2.

November 2020

Yilin Hou's co-authored paper "Impacts of Property Tax Levy on Housing Price and Rent: Theoretical Models and Simulation" has been published in Journal of Public Finance and Trade.

Yilin Hou's co-authored paper "Capitalization of Education Equalization Measures in Beijing: Implications for Rent-Purchase Equal Rights and Adopting the Real Property Tax" has been published in Journal of World Economy.

Check out the new CPR Policy Brief by Dr. Sandro Galea titled, "Health Have, Health Have Nots in a Time of COVID-19," from his presentation at the Thirty-Second Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy.

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the NPR story “Rural Areas Send Their Sickest Patients To The Cities, Straining Hospital Capacity.”

Austin McNeill Brown and Mariah Brennan Nanni’s co-authored a paper, “Self-Esteem in 12-Step Recovery; Theoretical History, Evidence, and Implications for Future Research,” was published in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.

Listen to Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat give a recap on the #IAPHS2020 Conference on An IAPHS Podcast.

Yilin Hou chaired a panel on "Economic Development in China," discuss a paper, and co-present a paper on the capitalization of education equalization policy into housing price and rents at the (virtual) Southern Economic Association annual conference.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes co-authored working paper, "The Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on the Long-Term Health of Veterans: A Bounds Analysis," has been added to the CPR Working Paper Series.

Carmen Carrión-Flores presented "Fleeing hometowns for safety: The short run effect of crime on internal migration in Mexico" at the Southern Economic Association Conference on November 22

Sarah Hamersma presented "Keeping the 'Great Equalizer' Fed: SNAP Access and Young Adults’ Educational Engagement" at the Southern Economic Association meetings on November 21.

Len Burman attended a meeting of the Advisory Council of Data for Evidence Building on November 20.

Len Burman attended the National Tax Association's conference on November 19.

Yoon-Jung Choi served on a panel discussion on Taxing Income at the State and Local Level at the National Tax Association conference.

Yilin Hou chaired the panel "COVID-19 and Tax and Credit Policies" at the National Tax Association's 113th Annual Conference on Taxation (online); he also discussed two papers. His co-authored paper on property tax administration was presented by his co-author.

Len Burman presented "Synthetic Generation of Tax Data" at the Analytical Challenges in Modern Tax Administration Conference 2020.

Jeehee Han's paper with Amy Ellen Schwartz, titled "Does Proximity to Fast Food Cause Childhood Obesity? Evidence from Public Housing," won Runner-Up in the Student-Led Paper Competition at last week's Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International.

Shannon Monnat was interviewed on KCUR about the negative effects of the Coronavirus on rural areas.

Jeehee Han presented her paper with Amy Ellen Schwartz, titled "Does Proximity to Fast Food Cause Childhood Obesity? Evidence from Public Housing," at the Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International.

Austin McNeill Brown served on a panel discussion on Stigma and Substance Use Disorders through the RDAR Center at the University of Nebraska, the COBRE on Opioids and Overdose, and WVCTSI, at the digital 2020 Symposium on Substance Use Research

A number of our faculty and graduate students attended and presented their work at the APPAM 42nd Annual Fall Research Conference, "Research Across the Policy Lifecycle: Formulation to Evaluation and Back Again," November 11-13.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes comments on the October jobs report in the MarketWatch article “October Jobs Report Suggests Why Some Black and Latino Voters Voted for Trump.”

Shannon Monnat spoke at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Young Scholars Initiative Plenary: New Economic Questions.

Yingyi Ma hosted a panel discussion on the critical roles that the US and China play, and the important issues facing our campus, community, and beyond on November 10..

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Vox article “Exit polls suggest significant polarization about the pandemic and its economic fallout.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article “U.S. Unemployment Claims Held Nearly Steady Last Week.”

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Buzzfeed article “Trump And Republican Senators Are Losing Votes Due To Coronavirus Deaths, A New Study Says.”

Madonna Harrington Meyer was quoted in the Villages Daily Sun article “Grandparents embrace bigger caregiving role.”

October 2020

Colleen Heflin, Len Lopoo, and Mattie Mackenzie-Liu's co-authored paper, "When States Align Social Welfare Programs: Considering the Child Support Income Exclusion for SNAP," was published in Social Science Quarterly.

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Vox article “Polls show Trump is losing ground where the coronavirus is surging.”

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented a flash talk at the CAPS Annual Conference on his paper "The Effects of Vietnam-Era Military on the Long-Term Health of Veterans: A Bounds Analysis."

Todd Ely (University of Colorado Denver)  presented "Private Foundation Payout Behavior Under Public Constraints" as part of the CPR Seminar Series on October 29.

Hugo Jales gave the keynote lecture at the ANPEC-SUL conference. The title of his talk is "Labor market policies in a Roy-Rosen bargaining economy."

Yingyi Ma was quoted in the SCMP article “Donald Trump’s use of China as a campaign issue never got traction, analysts say.”

Madonna Harrington Meyer was interviewed for the 13 podcast episode “Grandparents caring for Children with Disabilities.”

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Agri-Pulse story, “Death rate in rural America versus urban is widening, study suggests.” 

Congratulations to Jennifer Karas Montez on her appointment to the newly formed Editorial Advisory Board for The Milbank Quarterly.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented, "The Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on the Long-Term Health of Veterans: A Bounds Analysis," (joint with X. Wang and C.A. Flores) at the virtual XV Symposium of Human Capital and Growth organized by the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

Hugo Jales presented his paper, "Labor market policies in a Roy-Rosen bargaining economy," at the Economics of Informality (online) Conference.

Yingyi Ma’s co-authored article, “To mask or not to mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic: how Chinese students in America experience and cope with stigma,” was published in the Chinese Sociological Review.

Jennifer Karas Montez’s article, “US State Polarization, Policymaking Power, and Population Health,” was published in The Milbank Quarterly.

Kathy Michelmore’s co-authored working paper, “Who Benefits From the Child Tax Credit?” was published by NBER.

Alex Rothenberg gave a talk at the 2020 Virtual Meeting of the Urban Economics Association, and co-chairing a session on "Density in Cities in Developing Countries."

Colleen Heflin was the opening speaker for the 2020 Redesign for Whole Families Summit, hosted by the Future Services Institute at the University of Minnesota on October 13. The title of her talk is "How Does The System Hurt Or Help?: Exploring Material Hardship And Administrative Burden."

Badi Baltagi's co-authored working paper, "A Panel Data Model with Generalized Higher-Order Network Effects," is now available in the CPR Working Paper Series.

Colleen Heflin's co-authored paper, “Material Hardship, Perceived Stress, and Health in Early Adulthood,” has been published in Annals of Epidemiology.

Madonna Harring Meyer was quoted in the Houston Chronicle article "Sewing: Grandparents a lifeline for the endless duties of pandemic life."

Yingyi Ma Named Provost Faculty Fellow, focused on internationalization. Read Announcement.

Several graduate associates from CPR had the opportunity to present their research to an audience made up of their peers and CPR faculty at the CPR Graduate Student Seminar on October 8.

David Popp gave a virtual presentation at the Harvard Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy on October 7. He is presenting his paper (with Ziqiao Chen) "The Employment Impact of a Green Fiscal Push: Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."

Perry Singleton's paper (with Ling Li and Shawn Rohlin), "Labor Unions and Workplace Safety," was published in the Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Shannon Monnat talks about Amazon tracking opioid usage in the VICE article “Why Is Amazon Tracking Opioid Use All Over the United States?

Yingyi Ma discusses issues facing Chinese students studying online in the CHE article “Instruction Under Surveillance.”

Andrew Hill (Montana State University) presented "Physician-Patient Race-Match Reduces Patient Mortality" as part of the CPR Seminar Series.

Shannon Monnat comments on the importance of census data in CNN the article "The 2020 Census: tech issues, angry neighbors and bad data."

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented "The Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on the Long-Term Health of Veterans: A Bounds Analysis" (joint with Xintong Wang and Carlos A. Flores) at the Global Labor Organization (GLO) Virtual Seminar.

September 2020

Hugo Jales presented his paper, "Labor market policies in a Roy-Rosen bargaining economy," virtually on September 30, at the Universidade Federal de Pelotas, in Brazil.

Yoon-Jung Choi presented her co-authored paper (with Yilin Hou and John Yinger), "Intrajurisdictional Capitalization, Property Reassessment, and Tax Equity," at ABFM’s 2020 Virtual Conference.

Alex Rothenberg gave a virtual talk at the University of Rochester on "Estimating Productivity Spillovers Using the Structure of Production Networks: Evidence from Indonesian Firms," with S. Bazzi, D. Kassem, S. Nataraj, and A. Chari.

Badi Baltagi's co-authored paper, "Testing for shifts in a time trend panel data model with serially correlated error component disturbances," was published in Econometric Reviews.

Congratulations to both Jennifer Karas Montez and Andrew London, who have been named to leadership roles within the American Sociological Association

"Should New York City Cut School Bus Service?," co-authored by Amy Ellen Schwartz and Chris Rick, was published in Gotham Gazette.

Jeehee Han and Amy Ellen Schwartz's paper, "Does Proximity to Fast Food Cause Childhood Obesity? Evidence from Public Housing," has been published in Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Shannon Monnat talks to Bloomberg about rising suicide rates among U.S. kids in the article “Suicides Among U.S. Kids, Young Adults Jumped 57% in Past Decade.”

Len Burman was quoted in the Albany Times Union article, “Cuomo pleads for federal aid, some experts say New York should fix itself.”

Congratulations to Madonna Harrington Meyer on the release of "Grandparenting Children with Disabilities!"

Dr. Sandro Galea delivered the 32nd Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy titled, "Health Have, Health Have Nots in a Time of Covid-19," on September 10, 2020.  

Shannon Monnat’s article, "Trends in U.S. Working Age non-Hispanic White Mortality: Rural-Urban and Within-Rural Differences," was published in Population Research and Policy Review.

August 2020

Dr. Sandro Galea will deliver the 32nd Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy titled, "Health Have, Health Have Nots in a Time of Covid-19," virtually on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Please RSVP to attend the lecture.

Jennifer Karas Montez’s study on life expectancy and state policies was featured in the HuffPost article “GOP Policies Are Shortening American Lives.”

Professors Janet Wilmoth, Kevin Heffernan, and co-PI Andrew London will investigate connections between social and cultural characteristics, vascular health and longevity as part of the new Aging, Health and Neuroscience research cluster. SU News Story.

Badi Baltagi’s co-authored article, “Forecasting with Unbalanced Panel Data,” was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Forecasting.

Len Burman has been named to Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building at the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Commerce Department. The committee reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations on how to promote the use of Federal data for evidence building.

Claire Pendergrast's co-authored article, "Now is the Time: Getting Involved with Policy," was published in the Gerontological Society of America's August issue of Gerontology News.

Ziqiao Chen and David Popp's co-authored article, "Green Stimulus in a Post-pandemic Recovery: the Role of Skills for a Resilient Recovery," was published in Environmental and Resource Economics.

Yingyi Ma was quoted in the BBC article, “Being a Chinese student in the US: ‘Neither the US nor China wants us.

Jennifer Karas Montez’s was quoted in the Los Angeles Times article “People live longer in blue states than red; new study points to impact of state policies.”

Jennifer Karas Montez’s co-authored article, “US State Policies, Politics, and Life Expectancy,” was published in The Milbank Quarterly.

Amy Lutz's co-authored article with Pamela Bennett and Rebecca Wang, "State Bans on Affirmative Action and Talent Loss Among Blacks and Latinos in the United States," was published in the Ethnic Studies Review.

Austin McNeill Brown will be giving a keynote on (re)Building Sustainable Collegiate Recovery Programs at the National Meeting of the Higher Education Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (HECAOD).

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 and post-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