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Monnat examines opioid misuse, family structure in new study

Alexander Chapman, Ashton M. Verdery & Shannon M. Monnat
March 26, 2021

The Sustainability of Health Care Systems in Europe

Badi H. Baltagi
March 22, 2021

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Burman discusses Biden's tax proposal in Vox article

"Taking out the politics, planning a tax bill that would help reduce inequality, make the system work better, raise revenue to slow the rate of growth of the debt, all of those things would make a whole lot of sense," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "But the question is just timing, and it’s always a bad time for a tax increase because it’s hard to get your base excited about raising taxes."
March 19, 2021

Michelmore quoted in MarketWatch article on the American Rescue Plan

Undoing the earned income threshold is a particular benefit to Black and Latino children who disproportionately live in households falling underneath the earned income threshold, says Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs.
March 8, 2021

Harrington Meyer talks to AARP about grandparenting special needs kids

 About 17 percent of children are diagnosed with some kind of disability, says University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer, co-author of the book "Grandparenting Children With Disabilities." While that percentage seems to be increasing, support programs for families are not, she says.
March 2, 2021

Siddiki paper on net metering in the United States published in The Electricity Journal

Kathleen Marie Smith, Chris Koski & Saba Siddiki
February 28, 2021

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Schwartz talks to Research Minutes about impact of special education

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, recently co-authored a study on the impact of special education on students with learning disabilities. On this episode of Research Minutes, "Does Special Education Improve Student Outcomes," she discusses her team's findings.
February 26, 2021

Michelmore discusses the child tax credit on Marketplace

"The kids who don’t receive the full credit right now are predominantly kids who are lower income, many who are living in poverty, and many who are either Black or Latino," says Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs. 
February 25, 2021

Monnat discusses increase in overdoses during the pandemic in VICE

"At its core, I think addiction is about a need for connection," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "My research shows that work, family and community are the three most important factors for understanding why drug overdose rates are higher in some places than others. Work, family and community are the three arenas where we derive meaning and purpose from our lives. If we don’t have those connections, we might seek it out elsewhere, for example with drugs."
February 22, 2021

Monnat quoted in Syracuse.com article on Onondaga County deaths

The reason behind 2020′s death toll is further muddied by the fact that the shutdown might have, paradoxically, saved some lives. "It could be that deaths from certain causes declined and therefore offset the increase due to COVID," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. 
February 17, 2021

Michelmore quoted in BBC News article on US monthly child benefit

"There's just a lot of kids that don't get the credit," says Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs. 
February 15, 2021

Monnat study on US policies, rural population health published in Public Policy & Aging Report

Danielle C. Rhubart, Shannon M. Monnat, Leif Jensen & Claire Pendergrast
February 12, 2021

Rosenthal cited in Financial Post article on commercial real estate

 The authors' empirical analysis of 56,765 commercial leases signed between January 2019 and October 2020 across 109 urban centers in the United States revealed that commercial real estate in the urban core, especially in cities where public transit accounts for a sizable share of work trips, has indeed lost value. 
February 12, 2021

Michelmore weighs in on expanding the child tax credit in Sinclair Broadcast Group article

"A program that is geared toward giving families money to reduce child poverty is money well spent," says Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs. She was quoted in the Sinclair Broadcast Group article, "Dems aim to increase, expand child tax credit, but some Republicans object." 
February 11, 2021

Baltagi celebrated in special issue of Empirical Economics journal

Empirical Economics published a special issue to celebrate Distinguished Professor of Economics Badi Baltagi’s myriad contributions to the field of econometrics, as well as his long service to the journal.
February 9, 2021

See related: Awards & Honors

Schwartz discusses her recent special education study with Hechinger Report

"They’re closing the gap with their general education peers by about a sixth," says Professor Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs and lead author of the recently published study, "The Effects of Special Education on the Academic Performance of Students with Learning Disabilities." 
February 3, 2021

Popp talks to CNN, Washington Examiner about effects of Obama's Recovery Act

Professor David Popp talks to CNN, Washington Examiner about effects of Obama's Recovery Act.
February 2, 2021

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