What's New in the Center for Policy Research

October 2021

Shannon Monnat presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Her presentation, "Trends and Differentials in Midlife Mortality in the U.S.," was part of the panel titled Rising midlife mortality rates in the United States: Why are some populations and places more affected?

Ying Shi has received funding from the William T. Grant Foundation for her project "Does early life exposure to the Voting Rights Act lead to reduced Black-White inequality in later-life outcomes?"

Shannon Monnat & Yue Sun’s research was quoted in the Capital & Main story “Rural Clinics and Hospitals Bear the Brunt of COVID Misinformation.”

Hugo Jales presented his paper, "Minimum wage and Informality in a Roy Bargaining Economy: Evidence from a Bunching Estimator," (with Zhengfei Yu) at the University of Haifa Economics Seminar on October 24.

Michael Dunaway hosted a workshop on "Why Active Learning Techniques are Important for Teaching Assistants" on October 22. For more information visit the event page.

Tim Smeeding presented, "Implementing a US Child Allowance via a System of Monthly Refundable Child Tax Credits," as part of the CPR Seminar Series on October 21.

Shannon Monnat presented, "The Roles of Drugs, Alcohol, and Suicide in Changing Patterns of Working-Age Mortality," as part of the panel Dying too Soon: Findings from the National Academy of Sciences Consensus Study on High and Rising Mortality Rates among Working-Age Adults at the Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) on October21. 

Andrew London's paper, "Depression and mental health service use among 12–17 year old U.S. Adolescents: Associations with current parental and sibling military service," was published in SSM-Population Health.

Stuart Rosenthal presented his paper with Joaquin Urrego, "Spatial Concentration of Retail Activity, the Cost of Protection, and Crime," at the Urban Economics Association Meeting on October 15. 

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes presented his joint paper, "Moving Policies Toward Racial and Ethnic Inequality: An Illustration Using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program," at the XVI Symposium of Human Capital and Growth, organized by the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon on October 15. 

Maeve Maloney presented her paper with Stuart Rosenthal, "Why Do Home Prices Appreciate Faster in Center Cities? The Role of Risk-Return Trade-Offs in Real Estate Markets," at the Urban Economics Association Meeting on October 15.

Max Löffler (Maastricht University) presented, "Welfare Effects of Property Taxation," as part of the Syracuse Webinar Series on Property Tax Administration and Design, on October 15.

Chris Rick presented, "Can Public School Buses Help Solve the Urban Congestion Problem?," at the 15th North American Meeting of the Urban Economics Association on October 14.

CPR, the Lerner Center and Penn State Population Research Institute held joint Symposium, "Covid-19, Social Demography, and Population Health," on October 12.

Badi Baltagi’s co-authored working paper, “Robust Dynamic Panel Data Models Using 𝛆-Contamination,” is the newest addition to the CPR Working Paper Series.

Pete Wilcoxen's Clean Energy Futures project was cited in the New York Times article "Major Climate Action at Stake in Fight Over Twin Bills Pending in Congress."

Saba Siddiki's co-authored paper, "Understanding inclusion in collaborative governance: a mixed methods approach," received Policy & Society's 2020 Best Paper Award.

Maria Zhu presented, "'Model Minorities' in the Classroom? Positive Bias Towards Asian Students and Its Consequences," at UNC Greensboro's Department of Economics on October 8.

William C. Horrace and Yulong Wang's paper, "Nonparametric Tests of Tail Behaviors in Stochastic Frontier Models," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Congratulations to Jennifer Karas Montez on her new appointment as University Professor.

Amy Ellen Schwartz & Michah W. Rothbart received National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant funding for their project, "COVID-19, vaccinations and school/community resources: Children's longitudinal health and education outcomes using linked administrative data." The grant is for $3.5 million over five years. 

Maria Zhu presented her research at Georgia State University's Department of Economics on October 1. 

Yoon-Jung Choi presented two papers (one of them with Sarah Souders), "The Value of Mandatory Audit: Evidence from Nonprofits" and "Tipping toward Fiscal Stress: How Do School Districts Perceive and React to Fiscal Stress Signals?," at the 2021 ABFM Conference on October 1. 

September 2021

David Popp discusses New York’s transition to only electric car sales by 2035 on WRVO.

Janet Wilmoth and Andrew London’s co-authored paper, “Risk Factors Explaining Military Deaths From Suicide, 2008–2017: A Latent Class Analysis,” was published in Armed Forces & Society.

Jennifer Karas Montez’s co-authored article, “Trends in U.S. Population Health: The Central Role of Policies, Politics, and Profits,” was published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Yue Sun and Shannon Monnat's paper, "Rural-urban and within-rural differences in COVID-19 vaccination rates," was published in the Journal of Rural Health.

Hugo Jales' paper (co-authored with Dahae Choo), "Childbearing and the Distribution of the Reservation Price of Fertility: The Case of the Korean Baby Bonus Program," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Asian Economics.

Shannon Monnat is the Principal Investigator on a new U01 grant awarded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse titled: "States' COVID-19 Mitigation Policies and Psychological Health, Drug Overdose, and Suicide among U.S. Adults." Jennifer Karas Montez, Doug Wolf, Emily Wiemers, and David Wheeler (Virginia Commonwealth University) are co-investigators on the project.

Ying Shi & Maria Zhu presented their joint papers, "Equal Time for Equal Crime? Racial Bias in School Discipline" and ""Model Minorities" in the Classroom? Positive bias towards Asian Students and its Consequences," at the IZA Economics of Education Workshop on September 24.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha delivered the 33rd Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy titled, "Health Policy, Equity, and the Lead Poisoning Crisis: A Conversation with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha," on September 23.

Yingyi Ma discussed "People-to-People Exchange: Chinese Students in the United States," as part of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ program on 9/20. 

Claire Pendergrast’s new co-authored article, “The Devastating Toll of Structural Racism,” was posted on Public Health Posts.

Kasper Kragh-Sørensen (University of Oslo) presented "Optimal Property Taxation" as part of the Syracuse Webinar Series on Property Tax Administration and Design on September 17th via Zoom.

Colleen Heflin's co-authored paper, “Giving Kids a Boost: The Positive Relationship between Frequency of SNAP Participation and Infant’s Preventative Health Care Utilization, was published in SSM-Population Health.

Shana Kushner Gadarian presented, "Pandemic Politics: How COVID 19 Exposed the Depth of American Polarization," as part of the CPR Seminar Series.

David Popp weighs in on Biden's proposed Civilian Climate Corps in the Associate Press article “Biden, Dems push Civilian Climate Corps in echo of New Deal.”

David Popp presented, "The Employment Impact of a Green Fiscal Push: Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," at the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity Fall 2021 Conference on 9/9. Ziqiao Chen is one of the co-authors.

Hugo Jales presented, "Minimum wage and Informality in a Roy Bargaining Economy: Evidence from a Bunching Estimator," at the University of Houston on 9/7.

John Yinger kicked off the Syracuse Webinar Series on Property Tax Administration and Design (Virtual) on 9/3. The web series will be selected Fridays throughout the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semester.

Christopher Rick was awarded the Yimin and Xiao Zhuang Graduate Student Travel Award for the North American Regional Science Conference (NARSC). The conference is in Denver this November.

Badi Baltagi's paper, "Diagnostic tests for homoskedasticity in spatial cross-sectional or panel models," was published in the Journal of Econometrics.

August 2021

John Yinger will kick off the Syracuse Webinar Series on Property Tax Administration and Design on Friday, September 3rd at 11am EST via ZoomRSVP is required to attend. The web series will be selected Fridays throughout the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semester.

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes' article, "Genetic Risks, Adolescent Health and Schooling Attainment" (with V. Amin, J. Behrman, J. Fletcher, C.A. Flores and H-P. Kohler) is forthcoming in Health Economics.

Len Lopoo has been named the Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. Lopoo succeeds Leonard Burman, named the inaugural Volcker Chair in 2014, five years after he joined Maxwell as the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs.

Yingyi Ma's book, “Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education,” received an Honorable Mention for the 2021 Bourdieu Best Book Award from the ASA Sociology of Education.

Yingyi Ma's commentary, “Is This the End For China’s American Education Craze?,” was published in Sixth Tone.

Yingyi Ma discusses about educational inequality in China in The Diplomat article, “Why Did China Crack Down on Its Ed-Tech Industry?

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha delivered the 33rd Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy on Thursday, September 23, 2021.  

July 2021

Shannon Monnat presented as part of a panel on "Translating Rural Sociological Scholarship to a Broader Audience" at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society on July 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.

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 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 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.”