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What is Holding the Yuan Back? Xi is.

Daniel McDowell
Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science, examines why China's currency, the yuan, continues to significantly underperform the dollar as the world's reserve currency.
February 23, 2022

Parenting in Privilege or Peril: How Social Inequality Enables or Derails the American Dream

Amy Lutz
Amy Lutz, associate professor of sociology at the Maxwell School, is the co-author of a new book, "Parenting in Privilege or Peril: How Social Inequality Enables or Derails the American Dream" (Teachers College Press, 2021). The book examines how social contexts and culture affect parenting decisions. 
February 17, 2022

Perceived access to PrEP as a critical step in engagement: A qualitative analysis and discrete choice experiment among young men who have sex with men

Elizabeth A. Asiago-Reddy, John McPeak, Riccardo Scarpa, Amy Braksmajer, Nicola Ruszkowski, James McMahon, Andrew S. London
Andrew London and John McPeak assess preferences for and barriers to PrEP access in the U.S. in a study published in PLoS One.
January 26, 2022

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Cultural Anthropology Studies of Conflict

Fethi Keles, Christos Kyrou, Robert Rubinstein

The chapter, "Cultural Anthropology Studies of Conflict," was co-authored by Maxwell alum Fethi Keles '08 M.A. (Anth)/'14 Ph.D. (Anth). 

January 20, 2022

Conceptualising Policy Design in the Policy Process

Saba Siddiki, Cali Curley

In this article, Saba Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, and her co-author discuss how scholars guided by different orientations to studying policy design are addressing and measuring common policy design concepts and themes, and offer future research opportunities.

January 10, 2022

The impact of heat on kidney stone presentations in South Carolina under two climate change scenarios

Jason Kaufman, Ana M. Vicedo-Cabrera, Vicky Tam, Lihai Song, Ethan Coffel, Gregory Tasian
In his paper published in Nature, Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment, looks at the impact of heat on kidney stone presentations under two climate change scenarios. 
January 10, 2022

The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean

Tessa Murphy
In her new book, "The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021), Tessa Murphy, assistant professor of history, traces how generations of Indigenous Kalinagos, free and enslaved Africans and settlers from a variety of European nations used maritime routes to forge connections that spanned the eastern Caribbean.
December 18, 2021

The impact of pork-barrel capital funding in schools: Evidence from participatory budgeting in NYC

Michah W. Rothbart, David J. Schwegman, Iuliia Shybalkina
Michah Rothbart examines the impact of pork-barrel capital funding in New York City schools in a study published in Public Budgeting & Finance.
December 16, 2021

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‘It’s history in the making all around us’: examining COVID-19 through the lenses of HIV and epidemic history

Amy Braksmajer, Andrew London
"'It’s history in the making all around us': examining COVID-19 through the lenses of HIV and epidemic history," co-authored by Professor Andrew London, was published in Culture, Health & Sexuality. The study aims to determine how men living in the USA make sense of COVID-19 in the light of their collective knowledge and/or memories of the HIV pandemic, and provides evidence regarding the social organization of a contemporary pandemic and how individuals perceive and guard against risk, assign responsibility for virus transmission and acquisition, and navigate the threat of a potentially deadly infection.
December 2, 2021

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Impacts of Property Tax Levy on Housing Price and Rent: Theoretical Models and Simulation with Insights on the Timing of China Adopting the Property Tax

Ping Zhang, Yilin Hou and Bo Li
Professor Yilin Hou examines the  impact of property tax levy (RPT) on China’s housing price in article published in China Finance and Economic Review.
December 2, 2021

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The Effect of EITC Exposure in Childhood on Marriage and Early Childbearing

Katherine Michelmore, Leonard M. Lopoo
Katherine Michelmore and Len Lopoo examine the effect of Earned Income Tax Credit exposure in childhood on marriage and early childbearing.
December 1, 2021

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Limited contracts, limited quality? effects of adjunct instructors on student outcomes

Maria Zhu
In an article published in Economics of Education Review, Assistant Professor of Economics Maria Zhu examines the effects of adjunct professors on student outcomes.
December 1, 2021

The Platform Economy and the Smart City: Technology and the Transformation of Urban Policy

Austin Zwick
In his new book, “The Platform Economy and the Smart City: Technology and the Transformation of Urban Policy” (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021), Maxwell School faculty member Austin Zwick explores the intersection between urban planning and technological change.
November 29, 2021

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Griffiths explains how aspiring nations go about winning sovereignty

What is the strategy of secession and how do tactics vary by the kind of independence movement? In his new book, “Secession and the Sovereignty Game: Strategy and Tactics for Aspiring Nations” (Cornell University Press, 2021), Maxwell School faculty member Ryan Griffiths argues that the rules and informal practices regarding state recognition create a strategic playing field between existing states and aspiring nations.
November 17, 2021

The Pursuit of Salvation. Community, Space, and Discipline in Early Medieval Monasticism

Albrecht Diem
In his new book, “The Pursuit of Salvation. Community, Space, and Discipline in Monasticism” (Brepolis Publishers, 2021), Maxwell School faculty member Albrecht Diem provides a new view on the emergence of monastic life in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages–an institution and form of life that had a deep impact on Western culture.
November 12, 2021

Depression and Mental Health Service Use among 12–17 Year Old U.S. Adolescents: Associations with Current Parental and Sibling Military Service

Andrew London
Andrew London, professor of sociology, found that adolescents who have a sibling currently serving in the military are an at-risk population for MDE and potentially other mental and behavioral health problems.
November 10, 2021

Retrofitting Leninism: Participation without Democracy in China

Dimitar Gueorguiev

Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, argues that the key to the Communist Party’s longevity is its ability to integrate authoritarian control with social inclusion through modern telecommunications technologies. 

November 9, 2021

Limited Contracts, Limited Quality? Effects of Adjunct Instructors on Student Outcomes in Higher Education

Maria Zhu
Zhu paper on the effects of adjunct instructors on student outcomes published in Econ of Edu Review
October 22, 2021

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