Center for Policy Research News
Rothenberg Discusses Recent Research in Indonesia on the Benefits of Road Maintenance with VoxDev
Alexander Rothenberg, assistant professor of economics, and co-authors analyze how changes in road quality driven by maintenance and upgrading decisions impact local economic outcomes in Indonesia.
See related: Economic Policy, Infrastructure, South Asia
Comparing Happiness Associated With Household and Community Gardening
"Comparing Happiness Associated With Household and Community Gardening: Implications for Food Action Planning," co-authored by Ph.D. student Graham Ambrose, was published in Landscape and Urban Planning.
See related: Agriculture, Mental Health, Social Justice
Yingyi Ma Quoted in South China Morning Post Article on China Sending Students to US Universities
Chinese students do not necessarily come to the U.S. because they love America or are interested in it, Ma tells South China Morning Post. "They want to get American degrees," she says, and use them to get better jobs back home.
See related: China, Education, United States
Monnat and Montez Talk to US News About Their Research on Link Between Policy and Mortality Rates
“State policies, which have been relatively ignored in research on explanations for U.S. mortality trends, turn out to be really important for understanding geographic disparities in mortality,” Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology, tells U.S. News & World Report.
Research on Racial Disparities in Education by Professors Drake, Shi and Zhu Cited in NY Times
The work of Sean Drake, assistant professor of sociology, Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, was referenced in the article, "Asian American Students Face Bias, but It’s Not What You Might Think."
See related: Civil Rights, Education, Race & Ethnicity, United States
Montez Discusses New Research on Link Between Policy and Mortality Rates With NBC News, USA Today
If states had adopted liberal policies across the board, University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez and her co-authors calculated that 171,030 lives would have been saved in 2019 alone; on the flip side, conservative policies in all states would have led to an additional 217,635 working-age deaths.
U.S. state policy contexts and mortality of working-age adults
"U.S. state policy contexts and mortality of working-age adults," co-authored by sociologists Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat, was published by PLoS ONE.
See related: Health Policy, Longevity
Hamersma Article on Scaling Up the Social Good Published in Comment Magazine
"What happens when we think of social goods—those that contribute to human thriving? Is scale just as problematic in those cases, or might we use its powers for good?" asks Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Mental Health, United States
Institutional Grammar: Foundations and Applications for Institutional Analysis
Saba Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, and Christopher Frantz provide a general background on institutional analysis and the institutional grammar (IG) as well as provide a comprehensive overview of a revised version of the IG developed by the authors called the IG 2.0.
Popp Quoted in CNY Central Article on NY Gov. Hochul’s Plan to Have All New Cars be Electric by 2035
“The environmental benefits are largely going to impact disadvantaged communities if you think typically about tailpipe pollution,” says David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Climate Change, Energy, New York State, State & Local
Monnat Comments on Increase in US Suicide Rates in Grid Article
“There might be a small drop in one or two years, but the long-term trend has been an increase,” says Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology. She was interviewed for the Grid article, "U.S. suicide rates rose again in 2021, ending a brief decline during the covid pandemic."
See related: COVID-19, Health Policy, Mental Health, United States
Wilcoxen Appointed to Treasury’s Climate-Related Financial Risk Advisory Committee
Peter Wilcoxen, Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy, is one of twenty members and one government observer who have been named as part of the establishment of the committee. The new committee will provide information and analysis to the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
See related: Climate Change, Promotions & Appointments, United States
Monnat Research on Mortality Trends Featured in New York Times Article
Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat was also interviewed for the story, "‘There Are Two Americas Now: One With a B.A. and One Without’."
SU Part of a Team Awarded $60 Million USDA Grant to Promote Climate-Smart Commodities
Syracuse University is a leading partner in a multi-university project that aims to increase supply and demand for climate-smart commodities produced and manufactured in New York state, supported by a new grant from the USDA’s Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities. The $60 million project is led by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Agriculture and Markets
See related: Climate Change, Grant Awards, Natural Resources, State & Local, Sustainability, United States
Three Maxwell Professors Named O’Hanley Faculty Scholars
The Maxwell School is pleased to announce three new O’Hanley Faculty Scholars: Margarita Estévez-Abe, Scott Landes and Emily Wiemers.
See related: Promotions & Appointments
Room to Grow: Examining Participation and Stability in Child Care Subsidies Using State Data
"Room to grow: examining participation and stability in child care subsidies using state administrative data," co-authored by Professor Colleen Heflin and M.P.A. student W. Clay Fannin, was published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
See related: Child & Elder Care
Popp Study on Role of Venture Capital, Governments in Clean Energy Published by CEPR
"The role of venture capital and governments in clean energy: Lessons from the first cleantech bubble," co-authored by Professor David Popp, was published by The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
See related: Climate Change, Energy
NSF Awards $750K for Research Project Examining Electric Vehicles’ Impact
Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs and Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy, is co-principal investigator on the project, titled “Strengthening American Electricity Infrastructure for an Electric Vehicle Future: An Energy Justice Approach.”
See related: Civil Rights, Energy, Grant Awards
U.S. State Preemption Laws and Working-Age Mortality
"U.S. State Preemption Laws and Working-Age Mortality," co-authored by Maxwell professors Douglas Wolf, Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat, was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
See related: Health Policy, Longevity
Maxwell Faculty Research on Paid Sick Leave, Mortality Rate Cited by CBS News, CTV News
"U.S. State Preemption Laws and Working-Age Mortality," co-authored by Maxwell professors Douglas Wolf, Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat, was featured in CBS News and CTV News articles.
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