What's New in the Center for Policy Research

July 2019

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, D.C. She will serve in the mentoring program and present 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 US 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 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, D.C. 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 citeed 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, D.C.

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

January 2019

Ying Shi (Stanford University) presented, “Expertise and Independence on Governing Boards: Evidence from School Districts," as part of the CPR Seminar Series on January 28.

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the U.S. News & World Report article "U.S. News Analysis: The Opioid Crisis Is Here to Stay for Years."

CPR Graduate Associate, Krushna Ranware, has received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant for her dissertation project, "(In)visible Work: Gender, Labour, and Agricultural Markets in India.” Congratulations, Krushna!

Professor Yilin Hou wins prestigious economic policy research award from Pu Shan Foundation in China for his co-authored paper, "Real Property Tax: Ability to Pay, Distribution of Tax Burden, and Redistribution Effects."

Shannon Monnat's co-authored paper, “'You Never Know What You’re Getting': Opioid Users’ Perceptions of Fentanyl in Southwest Pennsylvania," was published in Substance Use & Misuse.

Kathy Michelmore's research with Susan Dynarski, C.J. Libassi, and Stephanie Owen, was discussed on NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money. The group conducted an experiment to encourage high school seniors from low-income families in Michigan to apply to the school.

A 2012 study by Perry Singleton was cited in the Psychology Today article, "Are Married People Happier? Questions Answered."

Shannon Monnat presented at Purdue University Opioid Symposium on January 18.

Doug Wolf, Shannon Monnat, and Jennifer Karas Montez were awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policies for Action Program for their project titled, "Local Initiatives, State Preemption, and Public Health." Maxwell News Story.

Associate Professor, Shannon Monnat, was appointed as a member of the National Academies of Sciences Committee on Rising Midlife Mortality Rates and Socioeconomic Disparities. Congratulations, Shannon!

In December, Professor Badi Baltagi was awarded the Kuwait Prize 2018 in the field of administrative sciences (economics)! The Kuwait Prize is awarded by the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences. The ceremony was also attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. 

"The Contributions of Socioeconomic and Opioid Supply Factors to U.S. Drug Mortality Rates: Urban-Rural and Within-Rural Differences," written by Shannon Monnat, was published in the Journal of Rural Studies.

CPR Research Affiliate, Jennifer Karas Montez's co-authored study, "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.

Shannon Monnat, Associate Professor of Sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, was quoted in CNN’s article “Forget New Year's Health Goals, Try 'Monday Resolutions' Instead.”

December 2018

Professor Bob Bifulco and CPR Graduate Associate, David Schwegman’s co-authored working paper, "Who Benefits from Accountability-Driven School Closure? Evidence from New York City," has been published on CPR's website. 

Our latest policy brief from Carol Graham's lecture at the 30th Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy, “Unequal Hopes, Lives, and Lifespans in the USA: Lessons from the New Science of Well-Being,” is now available on CPR's website. 

Michael Wasylenko spoke at the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) Conference and his remarks were featured in the GlobeSt.com article, "Pointers for Successful State Economic Development Programs."

Colleen Heflin was interviewed by MD Magazine for the article “Lower SNAP Benefits May Increase ER Visits for Pediatric Asthma.”

Kathy Michelmore’s co-authored working paper, “Closing the Gap: The Effect of a Targeted, Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students,” has been published in NBER’s working paper series and cited in the NY Times article, “A College Experiment That Really Worked.”

Robert Bifulco's research on the effects of the Say Yes to Education program in Buffalo, NY was cited in the Cleveland.com article "Would ‘Say Yes’ be a game changer for Cleveland kids? Other cities show modest results."

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the NPR (WSKG) segment “Two NYS Proposals Miss Root Causes Of Drug Epidemic, Says Public Health Professor."

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes gave a seminar on December 1, at Auburn University's Department of Economics titled "Does Youth Training Lead to Better Job Quality? Evidence from Job Corps.” 

CPR Graduate Associate, Saied Toossi’s co-authored paper with former CPR Graduate Associate, Pengju Zhang, “Video Gambling Adoption and Tax Revenues: Evidence from Illinois,” was published in Public Budgeting and Finance.

CPR Research Affiliate, Jennifer Karas-Montez, was interviewed for the BuzzFeed News article "US Life Expectancy Has Dropped — Again." Maxwell News.

Yulong Wang presented his paper, “Nonparametric Sample Splitting” (joint with Yoonseok Lee), at the Greater New York Metropolitan Econometrics Colloquium at Princeton University on December 1.

November 2018

Congratulations to Professor Badi Baltagi on being awarded the Kuwait Prize 2018 in the field of administrative sciences (economics). Professor Baltagi is being recognized for his distinguished scientific research in theoretical and applied panel data econometrics. He will receive the award on a ceremony in Kuwait on December 5, 2018.

CPR Graduate Assistant, Iuliia Shybalkina, and Professor Robert Bifulco's paper, "Does Participatory Budgeting Change the Share of Public Funding to Low Income Neighborhoods?" was published in Public Budgeting and Finance.

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) turns 50! CPR Research Affiliate, Doug Wolf’s article, “Uses of Panel Study of Income Dynamics Data in Research on Aging,” was published in the November issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Becky Schewe will start pilot testing a survey of manure and biosolids behavior with New York farmers. The research is funded by the USDA.

Yilin Hou presented, “Modeling and Testing the Ability and Willingness to Pay the Property Tax – Evidence from China with Survey Data,” as part of the CPR Seminar Series.

Shannon Monnat was the featured speaker at the Maxwell Alumni Evening in New York. She presented “Opioids and other Diseases of Despair: A Population Health Perspective.”

The Maxwell X Lab and City of Syracuse initiative helps empower property owners to protect their properties and aided the City in recouping more than $1.4 million in overdue property taxes. Maxwell News Story.

Alex Rothenberg presented his paper, "Improving Mobility in Developing Country Cities: Evaluating Bus Rapid Transit and Other Policies in Jakarta," at the Cities and Development Mini-Conference at Harvard University on November 9.

A number of CPR faculty and graduate students attended and presented their work at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 40th Annual Fall Research Conference from November 8-10.

Badi Baltagi was named a Fellow of Econometric Reviews. This Designation is given to authors who have a publication score of 3 or above.

Shannon Monnat presented with Sam Quinones, author of "Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic," at Cornell University.

CPR Graduate Associate, David Schwegman's paper, "Rental Market Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples: Evidence From a Pairwise-Matched Email Correspondence Test," has been published in Housing Policy Debate.

Colleen Heflin's co-authored paper, “SNAP Benefits and Childhood Asthma,” has been published in Social Science & Medicine.

Yusun Kim (PAIA), Judith Liu (ECN), and Iuliia Shybalkina (PAIA) presented at CPR's graduate student seminar.

Congratulations to Lerner Fellow, Angie Mejia, for having her paper published in Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies! The paper is titled "Joven, Extranjera, y Deprimida e América: Ruminations of an Immigrant to Prozac Nation." 

Kathy Michelmore presented her paper, "The Power of Commitment: Estimating the Effect of a Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students," at the NBER Economics of Education meeting in Cambridge, MA.

Yilin Hou's book,"Development, Governance, and Real Property Tax in China" has been published by Palgrave MacMillan. This book offers an analysis of China and its financial reforms towards adopting a local real property tax.

Kathy Michelmore's article "The Anti-Poverty Policy that Keeps on Giving" has been published on the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute blog.

October 2018

Peggy Austin, Associate Director of CPR, attended the SRA International Annual Meeting from October 29-31.

Congratulations to Shannon Monnat on receiving a grant from NIJ for her research project titled "Building Drug Intelligence Networks to Combat the Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities: A Collaborative Intelligence-led Policing Strategy."

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented his paper, "Bounds on Average and Quantile Effects of Training on Employment and Unemployment Durations under Censoring, Selection, and Noncompliance,” at the 2018 Midwest Econometrics Group Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.

Alexander Rothenberg presented his paper, "Improving Mobility in Developing Country Cities: Evaluating Bus Rapid Transit and Other Policies in Jakarta," at the 2018 North East Universities Development Conference (NEUDC). He also chaired a paper session on urbanization in developing countries.

Chloe East, from the University of Colorado, Denver, presented, "The Labor Market Effects of Immigration Enforcement," as part of an Economics Department & CPR co-sponsored lecture.

Shannon Monnat was interviewed by WSKG for the story “Challenges Facing Rural PA Deeply Rooted In Economic And Social Distress, Researchers Say.

Kathy Michelmore presented her co-authored paper, "The Power of Commitment: Estimating the Effect of Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students," at the College Board Forum in Dallas.

Shannon Monnat presented, "The Opioid Crisis and other Substance Use Challenges in Rural America," at the Annual Penn State National Symposium on Family Issues. This year’s theme was Rural Families and Communities.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented his paper, "Bounds on Average and Quantile Effects of Training on Employment and Unemployment Durations under Censoring, Selection, and Noncompliance," at the 35th Meeting of the Canadian Econometric Study Group "Causal Inference in Economics" in Ottawa on Saturday, October 20.

Shannon Monnat presented, "Spark vs. Kindling: Assessing Supply- vs. Demand-Side Explanations for Geographic Variation in U.S. Drug Mortality Rates," at the 2018 Upstate Population Workshop.

Congratulations to CPR Graduate Associate and Lerner Fellow, Angie Mejia, who was the second place winner of the 2018 Graduate Student Best Paper Award. The prize is provided by the Memorial Fund for William Pooler, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Syracuse University.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented his paper, "Does Youth Training Lead to Better Job Quality? Evidence from Job Corps," at the University of Ottawa's Department of Economics on Friday, October 19.

Len Burman presented, “Safely Expanding Research Access to Administrative Tax Data: Creating A Synthetic Public Use File and A Validation Server,” as part of the CPR Seminar Series.

Yingyi Ma was at UC-Davis to give a talk titled "The Ambitious and the Anxious: Chinese Undergraduates Academic and Social Experiences in the U.S." 

Alex Rothenberg presented his paper at the Urban Economic Association (UEA) meetings in NYC. The title of the talk was "Improving Mobility in Developing Country Cities: Evaluating Bus Rapid Transit and Other Policies in Jakarta."

Len Lopoo attended the annual NASPAA Conference in Atlanta, GA from October 10-12. He presented on the panel “Behavioral Science and Public Administration.”

Len Burman presented, “A Universal EITC to Counteract Wage Stagnation,” at the Tax Economists Forum in Washington, DC.

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the Newsweek article "Exclusive: The National Strategy to Increase Life Expectancy Bill Introduced to Congress Today."

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented his paper, “Does Youth Training Lead to Better Job Quality? Evidence from Job Corps” (joint with G. Blanco), at the XIII Encuentro Internacional Capital Humano y Crecimiento at Facultad de Economía, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, in Monterrey, México.

Lucy Qiu, from University of Maryland College Park, presented “Quantifying the Rebound Effects of Residential Solar Panel Adoption,” as part of the CPR Seminar Series on Thursday, October 4.

Michah Rothbart presented at the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management Annual Research Conference in Denver, CO. The paper is a co-authored work with Jeehee Han and Amy Ellen Schwartz titled “Unpacking Participation in School Meals: Investigation of Student and School Factors.”

A number of our faculty and graduate students attended and presented their work at ABFM's 30th Annual Research Conference from October 4-6.

Colleen Heflin and Michah Rothbart have received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to research the relationship between student participation in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and school readiness. Maxwell news story.

September 2018

CPR hosted the first Econometrics Methods Workshop of the school year, featuring Badi Baltagi. Badi presented “Panel Data: A Review of the Basic Methodology."

Colleen Heflin discusses her research in this video titled "Material Hardship and the Safety Net." Colleen's project is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Stuart Rosenthal was referenced in the Washington Post article "Why do so many Affordable-Housing Advocates Reject the Law of Supply and Demand?"

Len Lopoo participated in the NICHD Population Sciences Subcommittee Meeting.

Colleen Heflin presented at the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Improving USDA’s Consumer Data for Food and Nutrition Policy Research.

Shannon Monnat was interviewed by the Institute for New Economic Thinking on how Trump overperformed in places with high rates of drug use, suicide, and family distress—the depths of despair.

Sarah Hamersma presented, "Does Early Food Insecurity Impede the Educational Access Needed to Become Food Secure?" in Washington, DC on September 20th at the ERS-UKCPR Conference on Food Insecurity using the PSID.

Congratulations to CPR Director, Len Lopoo, on his appointment of Advisory Board Professor of Public Policy, in recognition of his outstanding scholarship and service to the Maxwell School! Maxwell News Article.

Alex Rothenberg gave a talk titled, "Improving Mobility in Developing Country Cities: Evaluating Bus Rapid Transit and Other Policies in Jakarta," at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC.

Shannon Monnat participated in the annual meeting of the USDA multi-state funded project, "W4001: Social, Economic, and Environmental Causes and Consequences of Demographic Change in Rural America," from September 20-22.

Colleen Heflin presented at the "Research on Food Security using the PSID conference." The paper was titled "Adolescent Food Insecurity and the Transition to Adulthood."

Former CPR Graduate Assistant, Tian Tang, has been selected as one of the recipients of APPAM’s 40 for 40 Fellowship.

Colleen Heflin was interviewed for the Ithaca Journal article "Upstate Metro Areas have some of the Highest Childhood Poverty Rates in the Nation."

CPR Research Affiliate, Andrew London, was interviewed for the PolitiFact article "New Attack Ad Twists McGrath Stance on Welfare Work Requirements."

On Thursday, September 13, Carol Graham gave the 30th Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture, "Unequal Hopes, Lives, and Lifespans in the USA: Lessons from the New Science of Well-Being."

Yulong Wang presented the paper, “Nonparametric Spatial Threshold and Two-Dimensional Sample Splitting” (joint with Yoonseok Lee), on September 13th at Texas A&M University.

Congratulations to Alfonso Flores-Lagunes and his collaborators on receiving a NIH grant for their research project titled “Genes, Education, and Gene-Education Interactions in Obesity and Mental Health.”

Colleen Heflin was in DC to attend the Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium Tenth Steering Committee Meeting, supported by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families at the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.

CPR Research Affiliates Janet Wilmoth & Andrew London’s co-authored paper with Scott Landes, "Mortality Among Veterans and Non-veterans: Does Type of Health Care Coverage Matter?" was published in Population Research and Policy Review.

Becky Schewe's article, "NOAA fishery observers and Vietnamese American fishers in the Southeastern US," was published in Marine Policy.

August 2018

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes was highlighted as an expert in the WalletHub article "2018 Labor Day Facts – Travel, Money & More.”

CPR Research Affiliate, Jennifer Karas Montez, addressed educational disparities in U.S. adult health at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in Philadelphia. Read more in the SU News Article.

Yilin Hou was in Tampere, Finland for the International Institute of Public Finance conference, presenting a co-authored paper, “Models and Measures of Willingness to Pay the Property Tax,” from August 20-23.

CPR Research Affiliates, Andrew London and Janet Wilmoth, were part of a trio presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in Philadelphia. Read more in the SU News article "Sociologists Link Service-Connected Disability to Veteran Mortality Disadvantage."

Kathy Michelmore’s study, “The Long-Term Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Children’s Education and Employment Outcomes,” was cited in the Biden Forum article “A Stronger EITC to Grow the Middle Class.”

A Macroeconomic Study of Federal and State Automotive Regulations,” co-authored by Saba Siddiki, was cited in the Brookings Institution report “The Trump Administration’s Fuel-Efficiency Proposal is Unnecessary and Harmful.”

Peggy Austin, Associate Director of CPR, attended the NCURA Annual Conference in Washington, DC from August 6-8.

Colleen Heflin's article, "SNAP Benefits and Pregnancy-Related Emergency Room Visits," was published in Population Research and Policy Review.

Len Burman's work was mentioned in the Bloomberg Business Week article “Five Reasons Trump’s Trial Balloon on Capital Gains Taxation Should Sink.”

See Amy Lutz in the American Sociological Association's new video highlighting unique contributions of sociology.

Len Burman spoke on the NPR newscast “Trump Administration Eyes Capital Gains Tax Cut.”

July 2018

Kathy Michelmore’s co-authored paper, “The Long-Term Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Children’s Education and Employment Outcomes,” was published in the Journal of Labor Economics.

Shannon Monnat presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society on July 28th. Her paper is titled "Rurality, Economic Dislocation, and Drug Mortality Rates in the U.S."

Len Lopoo and former CPR Graduate Associate, Kerri Raissian, published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal.

Becky Schewe attended the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society in Portland, Oregon. She served on the Rural Sociological Society Council and also presented her paper titled "Diverse Fishing Stakeholders After the BP Oil Spill."

David Popp attended NBER’s Environmental and Energy Economics Workshop from July 23-24.

Stuart Rosenthal's co-authored article, "The Vertical City: Rent Gradients, Spatial Structure, and Agglomeration Economies," was published in Science Direct.

Congratulations to Amy Ellen Schwartz and her team who have secured a five-year, $10 million grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to establish their first national research center, The National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice (REACH).

Kathy Michelmore's article, "Cross-National Comparisons of Union Stability in Cohabiting and Married Families With Children," was published in Demography.

CPR Research Affiliate, Jennifer Karas Montez's policy brief, “How State Preemption Laws Prevent Cities from Taking Steps to Improve Health and Life Expectancy," was published by the Scholars Strategy Network.

Len Burman was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article, “House Panel Passes Tax Break for Gym Memberships, Exercise Classes.”

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the MedPage Today article "High Opioid-Use Counties Voted Trump in 2016."

Hugo Jales' chapter, "Identification and Estimation Using a Density Discontinuity Approach," published in Advances in Econometrics 38, has been selected as an Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards.

CPR Research Affiliate, Jennifer Karas Montez’s article, “Education and Health Disparity Across the US,” was published by Scientia.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented his paper, "Does Youth Training Lead to Better Job Quality? Evidence from Job Corps" (with G. Blanco), at the Western Economic Association International Annual Conference.

June 2018

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) segment "Rural New England Counties See Big Increase in Overdose Rates."

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented his paper, "Does Youth Training Lead to Better Job Quality? Evidence from Job Corps" (with G. Blanco), at the Western Economic Association International Annual Conference.

Yulong Wang presented his paper, "Unbiased Estimation of Tail Properties in Small Samples with Complete, Censored, or Truncated Data," at the 5th International Association for Applied Econometrics Annual Conference.

Hugo Jales presented his paper, "On the Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment, Formality, and the Wage Distribution," at the 5th International Association for Applied Econometrics Annual Conference in Montreal.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented his paper, "Bounding Average and Quantile Effects of Training on Employment and Unemployment Durations under Selection, Censoring, and Noncompliance" (with G. Blanco, X. Chen and C.A. Flores), at the Western Economic Association International Annual Conference,
in Vancouver.

Kathy Michelmore presented her paper, "Using Refundable Tax Credits to Reduce Child Poverty: Differences by Credit Type and Child Age," at the University of Michigan.

Shannon Monnat spoke about the opioid crisis in her hometown, Lowville, New York.

Becky Schewe attended the annual meeting for her USDA grant team, The Quality Milk Alliance, at Michigan State University.

Hugo Jales presented his paper, "The Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment, Formality, and the Wage Distribution," at the North American Econometric Society Summer Meeting at UC Davis.

Yulong Wang presented his paper, "Unbiased Estimation of Tail Properties in Small Samples with Complete, Censored, or Truncated Data," at the North American Econometric Society Summer Meeting.

Becky Schewe’s co-authored article, “Climate Change Challenges Require Collaborative Research to Drive Agrifood System Transformation,” was published in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems.

Yoonseok Lee presented his joint project with Donggyu Sul, "Depth-Weighted Estimation of Panel Data Models," at the 24th International Panel Data Conference. He presented the same paper at the 2018 Asian Econometric Society Meeting, in Seoul on June 21.

CPR Affiliate, Jennifer Karas-Montez, has been promoted to Full Professor. Congratulations Jennifer!

Pregnancy Medicaid Expansions: Differentiating between the Intensive and Extensive Margins,” co-authored by Len Lopoo, Sarah Hamersma and former CPR graduate student, Lincoln Groves, has been published in Population Research and Policy Review.

Stuart Rosenthal participated in the Workshop on Urban Economics at the Institute for Economics at Barcelona (IEB), from June 20-22.

Len Burman spoke on creating a synthetic income tax return database at the IRS-TPC Joint Research Conference on Tax Administration in Washington, DC.

Shannon Monnat’s co-authored brief, “The Opioid Crisis in Rural and Small Town America,” was published by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

Congratulations to Becky Schewe (SOC) who has received her tenure and promotion to Associate Professor!

Badi Baltagi gave a keynote speech at the 24th International Panel Data Conference held at Sogang University in Seoul, Korea.

Kathy Michelmore attended the Institute for Research on Poverty’s Summer Research Workshop in Madison, Wisconsin.

Becky Schewe presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) in a panel titled, "Teaching Environmental/Natural Resource Classes in These Times: A Dialogue," from June 17-21. While there, she also organized a mini-conference honoring the work of environmental sociologist Richard Krannich.

Badi Baltagi gave a seminar at the University of Minho, Portugal.

Yoonseok Lee presented his joint paper with Yulong Wang, "Nonparametric Threshold and Two-Dimensional Sample Splitting," at Seoul National University. He presented the same paper at the 19th KEA International Conference in Seoul.

Becky Schewe presented at the Annual Meeting of Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS) in Madison, WI on her paper titled “Labor and Sustainability: Dairy Farm Labor and Antibiotic Use.”

Kathy Michelmore's co-authored paper, "The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Household Finances," has been published in JPAM.

Ling Li presented her paper, “Helping Nurses or Hurting Patients: The Effect of Workplace Inspections in Nursing Facilities,” at the 7th Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) in Atlanta, GA.

CPR Research Affiliate, Jennifer Karas Montez, was interviewed in a KJZZ Radio segment on "What Does Your College Major Say About Your Future Health?"

"The Differential Incidence and Severity of Food Insecurity by Racial, Ethnic, and Immigrant Groups over the Great Recession in the United States," co-authored by Alfonso Flores-Lagunes and Hugo Jales, was published in American Economic Association Papers & Proceedings.

Stuart Rosenthal was at the AREUEA International Conference at Jinan University, Guangzhou China from June 12-15. More info is available at the conference website.

Iuliia Shybalkina attended the Summer Institute of Civic Studies at the College of Civic Life of Tufts University (Medford, MA) from June 11-23.

Sarah Hamersma presented at the 7th Meeting of the American Society of Health Economists at Emory University. Her presentation was given on a joint project with Catherine Maclean titled "Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Youth Access to Public Health Insurance."

Yulong Wang presented his joint paper with Yoonseok Lee, “Nonparametric Threshold Model and Two-Dimensional Sample Splitting,” at the Spatial Econometrics Association 2018 annual meeting in Vienna, Austria.

Yoonseok Lee presented his co-authored paper with Yulong Wang, "Nonparametric Threshold and Two-Dimensional Sample Splitting," at Korea University.

CPR Research Affiliate, Andrew London's co-authored paper, "The Experience and Meaning of Same‐Sex Sexuality Among Heterosexually Identified Men and Women: An Analytic Review," was published in Sociology Compass.

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

May 2018

Colleen Heflin presented, “Analyzing SNAP Benefits and Pregnancy-Related ER Visits to Inform Decision-Making,” at the 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC.

Sarah Hamersma's co-authored article, "The Effect of Parental Medicaid Expansions on Children's Health Insurance Coverage," was published in the Contemporary Economic Policy Journal.

Madonna Harrington Meyer presented work from her next book, "Grandparenting Children with Disabilities." Her talk, “How Disability Re-Shapes Carework by Grandmothers,” was at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology in Galway, Ireland.

David Popp presented (via videoconference) to a National Academies of Science committee reviewing the Department of Energy’s SBIR/STTR programs.

Shannon Monnat was cited in The Atlantic article “The 9.9. Percent is the New American Aristocracy.”

Yulong Wang was at UC Riverside presenting his joint paper with Yoonseok Lee, "Nonparametric Spatial Threshold and Two-Dimensional Sample Splitting."

Shannon Monnat was cited in the ConvergenceRI story “What is the Best Way to Measure Success in Efforts to Combat Drug ODs?"

Yulong Wang was at University of California San Diego (UCSD) and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) presenting his paper titled "Unbiased Estimation of Tail Properties in Small Samples with Complete, Censored, or Truncated Data."

Colleen Heflin presented a lecture, “Implications of Material Hardship for Service Delivery,” at the Redesign for Whole Families Policies and Practice Summit, hosted by the Future Services Institute at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Shannon Monnat’s co-authored article, “Opioid-Related Mortality in Rural America: Geographic Heterogeneity and Intervention Strategies,” was published in the International Journal of Drug Policy.

Congratulations to David Popp on receiving the 2018 William Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Student Teaching.

Jennifer Karas Montez’s co-authored article, “Does the Functional Form of the Association Between Education and Mortality Differ by U.S. Region?” was published in the journal, Biodemography and Social Biology.

Shannon Monnat was the keynote speaker at the forum, "Drug use in Upstate New York: Strategies for Change and Reducing the Harms," in Binghamton, NY.

Congratulations to Becky Schewe for being elected to the Rural Sociological Society Council, where she will serve as a Council Member of a Non-Land Grant University.

CPR Graduate Associate, David Schwegman, was selected to join the Center for Economic Studies (CES) Mentorship Program.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented his co-authored paper with German Blanco, "Does Youth Training Lead to Better Job Quality? Evidence from Job Corps," at the Society of Labor Economists Annual Meetings in Toronto on May 4.

Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Washington Times article “‘Deaths of Despair’ See Massive Spike in U.S.”

April 2018

Kathy Michelmore presented her paper, "Trajectories of Disadvantage: Predictors of Chronic Hardship and Their Correlates with Education Outcomes," at the Population Association of America meetings.

Shannon Monnat presented at the annual meeting of the NIA-Sponsored Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America on April 29th. Her presentation was titled “Demographic and Geographic Variation in Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Mortality in the U.S.”

Becky Schewe went back to Abbeville and Houma, Louisiana to survey Vietnamese American shrimpers with an undergraduate research assistant. The research is funded by NOAA.

Congratulations to CPR Graduate Assistant, Iuliia Shybalkina, on receiving the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the SU Graduate School.

Congratulations to Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Yilin Hou, Shannon Monnat, Becky Schewe, Saba Siddiki, and Pete Wilcoxen on receiving grants from the Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program for their respective research projects.

Shannon Monnat presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America. Her presentation was titled, "Economic Dislocation and Landscapes of Despairs: Rural-Urban and Within-Rural Differences in Non-Hispanic White Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Mortality.”

Jennifer Karas Montez has been named a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, the most generous and prestigious fellowship in the social sciences and humanities. This fellowship also includes a research grant.

Hugo Jales gave a talk titled, “On the Effects of the Minimum Wage On Employment, Formality, and the Wage Distribution,” at Queen's University Department of Economics.

Marianne Bitler (UC Davis) presented, "Long Run Effects of Food Assistance and Early Human Capital Programs," as part of the CPR Seminar Series on March 19.

CPR Research Affiliate, Janet Wilmoth, has been elected as treasurer of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.

Sarah Hamersma's co-authored paper, "Insurance Expansions and Children's Use of Substance Use Disorder Treatment," was published in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

David Popp (PAIA) was quoted by the Ithaca Journal for the article “With the death of fracking, can renewables fill New York’s energy gap?”

Kathy Michelmore attended the NBER Economics of Education meeting in Boston.

Yulong Wang presented his paper, “Unbiased Estimation of Tail Properties in Small Samples with Complete, Censored, or Truncated Data,” at the NYU Economics Department.

Susan Dynarski (University of Michigan) presented, "Increasing Economic Diversity at a Flagship University: Results from a Large-Scale, Randomized Trial," at this year's Jerry Miner Lecture Series on April.

Shannon Monnat was part of a plenary panel on Diseases and Despair at the Annual Northeastern University Health Law Conference.

Yulong Wang presented his paper, “Inference in the Change Point Model with Time Varying Moments,” at the Columbia University Economics Department.

Becky Schewe traveled to Abbeville, Louisiana with a research assistant to collect surveys from Vietnamese American fishermen for her research project. 

Yilin Hou presented a co-authored paper, "Tax and Expenditure Limitations and User Charges - a Public Choice Perspective of Paradigm Shift in Local Government Finance," at the European Public Choice Society Conference in Rome, Italy. Yilin also interviewed Rome municipal tax officials on the Italian property tax system and its administration.

Shannon Monnat participated in the Congressional briefing "Grave Consequences: Why Some Americans Are No Longer Living Longer."

Amy Lutz (SOC) was quoted in the KJZZ Phoenix Radio news story "Arizona Immigrant Sees Path To Citizenship Through The Army."

The Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP), part of the American Economic Association (AEA), has featured Alfonso Flores-Lagunes’ profile on their website after a recent interview.

Shannon Monnat was highlighted in the AgriNews article "Addressing rural opioid crisis means confronting socioeconomic disparity."

David Popp's co-authored paper, "Encouraging Innovation that Protects Environmental Systems: Five Policy Proposals," was published in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy Journal.

Shannon Monnat was in Maryland to present and participate in an Aspen Institute Senior Congressional Staff Retreat on the topic of "Mobility from Poverty: Rural Poverty and Criminal Justice Reform."

CPR Graduate Associate, Iuliia Shybalkina presented her paper, "How to Increase the Participation and Influence of Low Socioeconomic Status Citizens in the Budget Sphere?" at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago. 

Rajeev Darolia (University of Kentucky) presented his work, "Where Do Students Go when For-Profit Colleges Lose Federal Aid?" as part of the CPR Seminar Series.

March 2018

Shannon Monnat, Associate Professor of Sociology and the Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, was quoted in the UPI story “U.S. Opioid ODs Cluster in Centers of Poverty.”

Bill Horrace presented, “Spatial/Network Econometrics with Applications,” at CPR's second Econometrics Methods Workshop.

CPR Graduate Associate, Christopher Rick's working paper, "The Effect of Hukou Registration Policy on Rural-to-Urban Migrants’ Health," is now available through UNU-WIDER .

Shannon Monnat's study, "Factors Associated With County-Level Differences in U.S. Drug-Related Mortality Rates," was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and also referenced in the Tonic article "Drug Deaths Are Highest in Regions with More Divorce and Single-Parent Families."

The Paul Volcker Symposium in Behavioral Economics was held on March 27. This year's symposium speakers included Andrea Robbett (Middlebury University), Adam Levine (Cornell University), and Emiliano Huet-Vaughn (UCLA).

Dr. Raj Chetty delivered the Fourth Annual Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics, titled "Restoring the American Dream: New Lessons from Big Data," on March 26.

Yulong Wang presented his paper titled, "Unbiased Estimation of Tail Properties in Small Samples with Complete, Censored, or Truncated Data," at Duke University's Department of Economics.

Perry Singleton presented his work at the Michigan Retirement Research Center at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Sarah Hamersma presented the paper, “Effects of Pregnancy-Related Medicaid Expansions on Maternal, Infant, and Child Health” (co-authored with Melanie Guldi), for the Population, Education, and Health Seminar at University of Missouri’s Truman School of Public Affairs.

Shannon Monnat presented at the Rural Poverty Research Institute (RUPRI) Conference: Rural Poverty: Fifty Years After The People Left Behind. Her presentation is titled "Economic Dislocation and Landscapes of Despair: Rural-Urban and Within-Rural Differences in Premature Mortality in the US."

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes gave a talk at Penn State titled "Bounds on Average Treatment Effects with an Invalid Instrument, with an Application to the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment."

Yingyi Ma presented her paper, “International Student Mobility,” to Executive Education at the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania.

Amy Schwartz attended the Association for Education Finance and Policy meeting, where she presented and served as a chair.

CPR Graduate Associate, David Schwegman, attended the Association for Education Finance and Policy meeting in Portland, OR. He presented his paper, “The Direct Effects of Accountability-Driven School Closure: Evidence from New York City,” a joint paper with Bob Bifulco.

Len Lopoo and Andrew London’s article titled, “Household Crowding During Childhood and Long-Term Education Outcomes,” was featured on How Housing Matters.

Shannon Monnat (SOC/Lerner Center) spoke at a USDA-hosted opioid forum in Middletown, PA.

Hugo Jales (ECON) gave a talk at the Research and Statistics Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York titled "On the effects of the minimum wage on employment, formality, and the wage distribution."

Michah Rothbart (PAIA) presented at the Department of Politics and Public Administration in the University of Hong Kong. The title of his talk was “Let Them Eat Lunch: The Impact of Universal Free Meals on Student Performance.”

Madonna Harrington Meyer's (SOC) co-authored paper, "A Targeted Minimum Benefit Plan: A New Proposal to Reduce Poverty Among Older Social Security Recipients A Targeted Minimum Benefit Plan," was published in the Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.

Ingrid Gould Ellen (NYU Wagner) presented, “Neighbors and Networks: The Role of Social Interactions in the Residential Choices of Housing Choice Voucher Holders,” as part of the CPR Seminar Series on March 8.

CPR Graduate Associate, Iuliia Shybalkina (PAIA), attended the ASPA (American Society for Public Administration) conference in Denver, CO, and presented her paper "Participatory Budgeting: Is it a Solution to Unequal Political Participation and Influence?"

CPR hosted the new Cornell Research Data Center (RDC) Administrator, Nichole Szembrot, and several leaders from the Cornell branch on March 6 for an information session on "Opportunities for Research with Confidential Federal Statistical Data at the New York Federal Statistical Research Data Center."

Congratulations to Pete Wilcoxen! He will serve as the Inaugural Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy. A gift from Maxwell School alumnus James Ajello ’76 MPA will create this new professorship, while supporting interdisciplinary research projects in the field.

Hugo Jales (ECON) gave a talk, "The Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment, Formality, and the Wage Distribution," at the University of Michigan's Department of Economics on March 8.

Michah Rothbart (PAIA) presented on the progress of a joint project with Amy Schwartz called, “Does Universal Free School Meals Reduce Childhood Obesity?” at the Tufts/UConn RIDGE Center Grantee Meeting in Boston on March 8.

Saba Siddiki (PAIA) presented at a workshop called, “Mixed Methodologies and Novel Data in the Study of Local Environmental Governance,” at Arizona State University on March 8.

Shannon Monnat (SOC/Lerner Center) was quoted in the Healthline article "Why ‘Despair Deaths’ Continue to Rise in the U.S."

Colleen Heflin (PAIA) was in Washington, DC on March 7 and 8 to attend the Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium Ninth Steering Committee Meeting, supported by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families at the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Sarah Hamersma's (PAIA) article, "Are We Our Students' Keepers?" was recently published in Comment Magazine.

Yilin Hou (PAIA) and former CPR doctoral student, Pengju Zhang, attended the Public Choice Society Annual Conference in South Carolina to present their co-authored paper, "User Charges Under Tax and Expenditure Limitations -- A Public Choice Perspective of Paradigm Shifts in Local Public Finance."

Yingyi Ma (SOC) was at the University of California, Riverside to attend the Pathway to College (PCN) Network meeting.

February 2018

Len Burman (PAIA) discussed new tax plan on WRVO.

Yilin Hou's (PAIA) co-authored article, "Measuring the Financial Shocks of Natural Disasters: A Panel Study of U.S. States," was published in the National Tax Journal.

Amy Ellen Schwartz (PAIA/ECON) was in Melbourne, Australia this week to attend the Melbourne Institute Director’s Conference. While in Melbourne also met with the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

Congratulations to Len Lopoo and Colleen Helfin (PAIA) on receiving funding for their study, “Does Child Support Increase Self-Sufficiency?: Evidence from Virginia,” from the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Graduate Associate, David Schwegman's co-authored paper, "Teacher Accountability Reforms and the Supply of New Teachers," was recently cited in the Education Next article "Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers?"

Shannon Monnat (SOC/Lerner Center) was chosen as a panelist to discuss realistic solutions for the American opioid epidemic in the New York Times article "How a Police Chief, a Governor and a Sociologist Would Spend $100 Billion to Solve the Opioid Crisis."

Michael Wasylenko (ECON) was cited in the CT Viewpoints article "Revitalize CT’s cities to strengthening an already healthy economy."

Jennifer Karas Montez (SOC) was quoted in the Washington Post article "Why education matters to your health — literally."

Colleen Heflin (PAIA) was highlighted in the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse newsletter for her work in the Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability (FSS) Research Scholars Network.

Amy Schwartz presented a lecture titled, "Think Outside the Classroom: How Schools Can Leverage Non-Academic Services to Improve Student Outcomes," at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

Len Burman (PAIA) discussed state and local tax deduction limit in TaxVox article "State Responses to the TCJA’s SALT Deduction Limit May Be Costly and Favor High-Income Residents."

January 2018

Tom Dennison (PAIA/Lerner Center) was quoted in the Consumer Reports story “Amazon Takes Aim at Disrupting the Healthcare Industry.”

CPR Graduate Student, David Schwegman’s (PAIA) recent co-authored paper is featured in Chalkbeat.

Madonna Harrington Meyer (SOC) was quoted in the CNY 55 Plus article "Should You Get Paid to Babysit?"

Congratulations to Becky Schewe (SOC) on receiving a grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 

A recently published article, co-authored by Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (Econ), measures the effectiveness of Job Corps training and finds a positive effect on three important outcomes—earnings, employment, and amount of public benefits received.

Stuart Rosenthal's (Econ) lecture on agglomeration economies cited in Asian Scientist article.

Tom Dennison (PAIA/Lerner Center) was interviewed for the Syracuse.com article "Knee, hip surgery revolution could pinch profits at Syracuse hospitals." 

"Opioid Overdose Epidemic Hits Hardest for the Least Educated," published on the Population Reference Bureau website, features Shannon Monnat's (SOC/Lerner Center) research on deaths of despair.

During his recent research trip to China, Yilin Hou (PAIA) was interview by the Xinhau News Agency Thinker Program on the details of his design for the local property tax in China.

A research study co-authored by Jennifer Karas Montez (SOC) was referenced in the Pacific Standard article "Your College Major Predicts Midlife Health."

Congratulations to Yingyi Ma (SOC) who has been selected to participate in Pathways through College Research Network to conduct research on stem education.

Jennifer Karas Montez's (SOC) research was cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education article "Why Education Matters to Your Health."

Stuart Rosenthal, Perry Singleton, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hugo Jales presented at the American Economic Association (AEA) conference from January 5-7.