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Shi’s education research funded by Russell Sage and Gates Foundations

Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, recently won a $29,809 grant jointly funded by the Russell Sage and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations for her upcoming research related to educational inequality and opportunity. John Singleton, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester, will also be an investigator on this project.
March 13, 2020

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Monnat awarded grant by Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Shannon Monnat, the Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, has received a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for her project, which is designed to improve education for health care providers concerning Plans of Safe Care (POSC) for mothers with addiction and for babies who suffered opioid exposure prior to their birth. 

March 5, 2020

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Complementary projects on food insecurity funded by Russell Sage

The Russell Sage Foundation has announced funding for two complementary projects related to food insecurity among older adults, and conducted by Maxwell faculty members. One is a qualitative assessment funded at $48,191 and led by Madonna Harrington Meyer, University Professor of Sociology, while the other, funded for $34,997, involves quantitative analysis, conducted by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs. These complementary projects, which are expected to result in a book-length manuscript, will assess the social, political, and economic dimensions of old-age food insecurity.
March 3, 2020

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Russell Sage funds Michelmore’s study of single mothers' job quality

Katherine Michelmore won a $29,272 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to study the effect of the earned income tax credit on job quality among single mothers. 
February 27, 2020

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Burman comments on the cost of Bernie Sanders's agenda in The Atlantic

"I think it is fair to say that the tax increase—assuming it is as big as Senator Sanders projects—is about as large as the [13-point] tax increases enacted to finance World War II," as measured as a share of GDP, says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

February 27, 2020

Ma talks to CGTN about Asian-American students, coronavirus scare

"American higher education should really provide sustained support to Chinese international students" due to the anxieties they face during the COVID-19 scare, says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian/American Studies.

February 21, 2020

Monnat uses data visualization in latest study on opioid crisis

Ashton M. Verdery, Kira England, Alexander Chapman, Liying Luo, Katherine McLean & Shannon Monnat
February 17, 2020

Heflin codirects project funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Colleen Heflin has been awarded a $74,986 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The grant will fund research into the effects of parental employment on child care and child-care subsidies.
February 3, 2020

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Baltagi paper on testing for heteroskedasticity published in Journal of Econometrics

Badi H.Baltagi, Byoung Cheol Jung & Seuck HeunSong
January 31, 2020

Monnat quoted in BuzzFeed article on increase in US life expectancy

"While life expectancy has continued to improve in large highly educated urban hubs, life expectancy declines have been much more pronounced in former industrial cities, much of Appalachia, and in many small towns and cities across America’s heartland," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

January 30, 2020

Maxwell team wins grant from Department of Justice for opioid study

A group comprised of four researchers — representing the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and the Maxwell X Lab — will receive approximately $500,000 over three years in support of their research on different opioid court treatment interventions across New York State. 

January 28, 2020

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Monnat quoted in Marie Claire article on dermatology deserts

"There is less access to healthcare overall in rural towns compared to urban areas of the U.S. Many rural parts of the country don’t even have a hospital, much less specialty care like dermatology," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

January 9, 2020

See related: Rural Issues, United States

Schwartz study on housing vouchers, academic performance published

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Keren Mertens Horn, Ingrid Gould Ellen & Sarah A. Cordes
January 7, 2020

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Burman offers his view on Trump's tax cuts in Wall Street Journal

"We borrowed a lot of money to give tax cuts to big corporations and rich people in not the most effective way," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "The real concern is the growing debt and the possibility that interest rates won’t stay low forever—and I don’t think they will." 

January 7, 2020

See related: Federal, Taxation, United States

Former long-time PA professor “Bunny” Jump has passed away

Jump first came to Maxwell in 1970 as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in urban economics. He also served, initially, as director of the M.P.A. program, before then being named chair of the PA department, a post he held for 17 years. A beloved and dedicated teacher, Jump received, in 1999, Syracuse University’s Alumni Outstanding Teacher of the Year award.

January 7, 2020

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Heflin paper on administrative churn in SNAP published in Medical Care

Colleen Heflin, Leslie Hodges & Chinedum Ojinnaka
December 31, 2019

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