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Popp weighs in on Biden's climate directives in New York Times

David Popp, Caroline Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy and co-author of a 2020 paper on the employment effects of the Obama-era spending on green job creation, discounted the notion of creating one million new auto manufacturing jobs. 
January 28, 2021

Schwartz study on special education, academic performance published

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Bryant Gregory Hopkins & Leanna Stiefel
January 22, 2021

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Popp discusses Biden's green jobs agenda in Forbes article

"Wages in solar and wind could increase if demand increased, at least initially," says Professor David Popp, who wrote about the impact of fiscal policy on green jobs in a working paper in June 2020. "But higher wages would also attract more workers to develop the skills to work in wind and solar, so the increase need not be permanent."
January 19, 2021

New study explores effect of preemption laws on infant mortality rate

Douglas A. Wolf, Shannon M. Monnat & Jennifer Karas Montez
January 19, 2021

Michelmore quoted in Los Angeles Times article on Biden's COVID-19 relief proposal

Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, has studied the impact of the existing program and says, "Over half the kids who would benefit are Black and brown children. 
January 15, 2021

Monnat weighs in on Central New York COVID-19 deaths in Syracuse.com article

"To keep things in perspective, there have been 330 COVID deaths in the county over the whole year so far," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "There are still far more deaths annually from heart disease and cancer," she adds. But, "If these numbers are similar for 2020," Monnat says, “COVID will be the third-leading cause of death in the county this year."
January 5, 2021

Heflin article on food & nutrition policy featured in Life Course Implications of US Public Policies

Colleen Heflin

The author first provides an overview of the prevalence of food insecurity by age. Then, the author provides a brief summary of the food programs that are currently available in the United States and discusses how the life-course perspective can inform future policy and research.

December 31, 2020

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Heflin paper on child well-being and Rental Assistance Demonstration published in Cityscape

Colleen Heflin, Ariel Charney & Yumiko Aratani
December 31, 2020

Schwartz discusses challenges of post-COVID school mobility in The 74

"The literature says, 'These [mobile] kids do worse,'" says Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs. "But really, on the whole, we’re unable to fully disentangle the effects of moving from the underlying factors that led to it. And from a policy point of view, I’m not sure it matters: You show me a kid who’s moved three times in the last eight months, I’ll show you a kid who needs special attention."

December 16, 2020

Heflin discusses impact of COVID-19 on food security in Daily Gazette

In a choice between basic necessities, often, food is the first expense to be slashed, a decision that can result in adverse health effects for high-risk people. "This could put a further strain on the non-COVID health care system," says Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs.

December 14, 2020

Monnat discusses COVID-19 impact on rural communities with KCUR

"It’s not just the rural health care infrastructure that becomes overwhelmed when there aren’t enough hospital beds, it’s also the surrounding neighborhoods, the suburbs, the urban hospital infrastructure starts to become overwhelmed as well," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

November 17, 2020

Ajello Fellows create open data repository of electric grid in Vietnam

In many ways, Nguyen Phan Bao Linh and Yu En Hsu seem like opposite sides of the same coin: both are international students enrolled in Maxwell’s #1 ranked M.P.A. program, both are among the first to pursue the program’s new certificate in Data Analytics for Public Policy, and—when the pandemic hit the U.S. last spring—both reached out to their favorite professor for help navigating the uncertainties of finishing the program.
November 13, 2020

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