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Burman comments on rising national debt in Christian Science Monitor

 "Investing in better roads, bridges, dams, electrical infrastructure, all of that stuff, clearly, those investments pay returns over a long period of time," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "Investing in better education, if you can do it, pays returns over the course of decades."
April 8, 2021

Yinger quoted in Daily Beast article on diverse communities

According to U.S. Census data, there is a 30 percentage-point gap in homeownership between Blacks and whites—larger than it was in the 1960s, prior to when the Fair Housing Act was passed.
April 5, 2021

Ma featured in Chronicle of Higher Education piece on international students, racism in US

 "The very fact that six out of eight victims are Asian women definitely makes the violence racialized and gendered," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "And given that 70 percent of all international students in the United States are from Asia, I think that would definitely make them very, very afraid."
April 2, 2021

Popp weighs in on Biden's green stimulus spending in NY Times, Guardian

"Unless they can pair it with a policy that forces people to reduce emissions, a big spending bill doesn’t have a big impact," says David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs. But, he adds, "spending money is politically easier than passing policies to cut emissions."
March 31, 2021

Burman weighs in on scope of Biden's stimulus plan in Business Insider article

Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, was quoted in the Business Insider article, "Biden is splitting with Obama on the economy and the proof is in their stimulus plans."
March 29, 2021

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

See related: Energy

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

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