Center for Policy Research News
Moving Policies Toward Racial and Ethnic Equality: The Case of SNAP
"Moving policies toward racial and ethnic equality: The case of the supplemental nutrition assistance program," co-authored by economists Alfonso Flores-Lagunes and Hugo Jales, was published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
See related: Economic Policy, Food Security, Race & Ethnicity, United States
Flores-Lagunes Comments on Biden’s Nomination for Federal Reserve Board in Bloomberg Article
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, says the nomination [of Adriana Kugler] is “fundamental,” calling the lack of Hispanic representation at the Fed a “glaring aspect of inequality” in the U.S.
See related: Federal, LatinX, United States
Madonna Harrington Meyer Reappointed as University Professor
In recognition of exceptional scholarship and innovative academic and professional activities, Madonna Harrington Meyer has been reappointed to a four-year term as University Professors, one of the highest honors the University bestows on faculty members.
See related: Promotions & Appointments
How Did Healthcare Affordability Change for U.S. Adults with ID After the Implementation of the ACA?
This brief summarizes the findings from a recent study that examined patterns in healthcare affordability under the ACA or noninstitutionalized adults ages 18-64 with intellectual disabilities.
Medicaid-Insured Older Adults on SNAP May Have Stronger Medication Adherence
Maxwell Faculty and Students To Be Honored at 2023 One University Awards
The One University Awards Ceremony, an annual event to honor members of the Syracuse University community who are making a difference through academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service, will be held Friday, April 21.
Alexander Rothenberg Honored with Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research
The assistant professor of economics will give remarks at the Maxwell School’s Graduate Convocation on May 12.
Returns to Scale in Property Assessment: Evidence from NYS’s Small Localities Coordination Program
"Returns to Scale in Property Assessment: Evidence from New York State’s Small Localities Coordination Program," co-authored by Maxwell professors Yilin Hou and John Yinger, was published in the National Tax Journal.
See related: Housing, New York State, Taxation
The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic
"The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in The ANNALS of the Academy of Political and Social Science.
See related: Addiction, COVID-19, Food Security, Longevity, Opioids, U.S. Health Policy, United States
Hamersma Discusses the Impact of Medicaid Eligibility Reviews on County Residents With Syracuse.com
Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, believes the number of Onondaga County residents who lose coverage will be less than the 9.5% estimated by a federal government study. That’s because New York’s Medicaid and other public health insurance programs are more generous than those offered by many other states, she says.
See related: New York State, U.S. Health Policy
Yingyi Ma Named an American Council on Education Fellow
As a fellow, Ma, professor of sociology, will receive customized leadership training and mentorship.
Exploring factors shaping transportation electrification in American cities
"Exploring factors shaping transportation electrification in American cities," co-authored by Saba Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition.
See related: Energy, Infrastructure, United States
Poor Children Have Lower Literacy Skills than their Higher-Income Peers
Demographic and Geographic Variation in Fatal Drug Overdoses in the United States, 1999–2020
"Demographic and Geographic Variation in Fatal Drug Overdoses in the United States, 1999–2020," authored by Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology, was published in the ANNALS of of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
See related: Addiction, Gender and Sex, Longevity, Opioids, Race & Ethnicity, Rural Issues, United States, Urban Issues
Food Insecurity and the Opioid Crisis
"Food Insecurity and the Opioid Crisis," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs, and postdoctoral research scholar Xiaohan Sun, was published in the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
See related: Addiction, Food Security, Opioids, United States
Harrington Meyer Quoted in New York Times Article on Grandfathering
Overall, grandmothers still take the lead in spending time with grandchildren, often rearranging their schedules to do so, says Madonna Harrington Meyer, University Professor and author of “Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs” (NYU Press, 2014).
See related: Child & Elder Care, United States
Shi and Zhu Examine Bias Against Asian Students in a New Study in Journal of Public Economics
"'Model minorities'" in the classroom? Positive evaluation bias towards Asian students and its consequences," co-authored by Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, was published in the Journal of Public Economics.
See related: Asian-American, U.S. Education, United States
Heflin Comments on New Study Linking Cognitive Decline, Food Insufficiency in Medical News Today
“Unfortunately,” says Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs, “my own work suggests that cognitive decline can act as a barrier to SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] participation among older adults eligible for the program, due to the difficult administrative processes associated with demonstrating program eligibility.”
See related: Aging, Food Security, Nutrition, U.S. Health Policy, United States
New Knowledge - Tapping Into Maxwell’s Scholarly Distinction
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Heflin Quoted in New York Times Article on the Impact of Increasing Food Prices on Seniors
“The lack of access to food can make older Americans more socially isolated,” says Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Aging, Food Security, United States
Center for Policy Research Events
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Economics Department & CPR Co-Sponsored Lecture
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Chloe East (UC Denver) will present "The Labor Market Effects of Immigration Enforcement." This lecture is co-sponsored by Maxwell's Economics Department and CPR. For more information, please contact Emily Minnoe at email@example.com.
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