Iuliia Shybalkina, a third-year doctoral student in Public
Administration and CPR graduate associate, has been chosen as 2017 “Larry
D. Schroeder Award for Excellence in PhD Research" recipient.
Upon leaving Maxwell, Rosemary O’Leary endowed a research prize to
be established in the name of her husband, Larry Schroeder. The “Larry D.
Schroeder Award for Excellence in PhD Research” is to be given to a current PhD
student who has best demonstrated excellence in research. The
PAIA Department bases the awards on the quality of the second year
Iuliia's paper is entitled "Does Participatory Budgeting
Direct Public Money to Poor Neighborhoods?" In this paper,
she measured the effects of participatory budgeting on the distribution of
capital funds among neighborhoods of different incomes in New York City council
districts. Using a unique geocoded dataset and a
difference-in-difference design, Iuliia found that PB districts spend
more funds in lower-middle class neighborhoods after the adoption of PB, but
not in the poorest neighborhoods.