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Hou paper wins joint best research award

Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs, won a joint best research award from the Deng Ziji Foundation and the Journal of Trade and Finance Economics in China for a co-authored paper published in the journal. The paper provides evidence to advocate for a broad-base property tax in order to capture the capitalized value arising from improved public services.

August 22, 2019

See related: Awards & Honors, China, Taxation

Harrington Meyer discusses intensive grandparenting on Wharton podcast

University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer discusses grandparents who are taking on tasks that have, until recently, generally been the purview of parents. So, in addition to the sublime pleasures of grandparenting, many grandparents are now also feeling high levels of stress and strain as grandparenting intensifies.

August 22, 2019

Harrington Meyer discusses benefits of Fresh Air Fund in Democrat & Chronicle article

"Initially created to give children a break from the dirty smokestacks of NYC, the Fresh Air Fund now emphasizes giving children from underserved communities a break from drugs, violence, or gangs," writes University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer.

August 20, 2019

Lopoo quoted in Medium article on immigration policy, fertility

"If we see fewer immigrants coming to the U.S., or if we start to restrict the immigrants who come in to those who look a lot like middle-class Americans, with respect to fertility rates, we’re going to see completely different fertility rates in the United States," says Len Lopoo, professor of public administration and international affairs.

August 16, 2019

Rothbart article on NYC's restaurant grading policy published in Public Administration Review

Michah W. Rothbart, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Thad D. Calabrese, Zachary Papper, Todor Mijanovich, Rachel Meltzer & Diana Silver
July 27, 2019

Harrington Meyer comments on intensive grandparenting in NY Times

"My mom told the seven of us to go outside and play," University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer recalled. "Today’s mom says, ‘Get in the van and I’ll drive you from Spanish camp to violin lessons.’ The idea is to cultivate your child, give them every possible advantage, and it clearly spills over to the intensification of grandparenting." Harrington Meyer was interviewed for the New York Times article "When Grandparents Help Hold It All Together." 

July 24, 2019

Madonna Harrington Meyer named University Professor

The prestigious distinction—a four-year, renewable appointment—is granted to faculty who excel in their fields and who have made extraordinary scholarly contributions as judged by their peers nationally and internationally. “Professor Harrington Meyer’s work is focused on some of the most persistent, difficult and relevant issues facing our society. Her research and teaching challenge us to think through and find solutions that better our communities,” says Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly. 

July 22, 2019

Lee study on unmeasured cluster confounding and the bias of effect estimators published in SMMR

Yun Li, Yoonseok Lee, Friedrich K. Port & Bruce M. Robinson
July 10, 2019

Monnat study using census data to understand differences in drug mortality published in AJPH

Shannon M. Monnat, David J. Peters, Mark T. Berg & and Andrew Hochstetler
July 2, 2019

Flores-Lagunes article on quantile treatment effects published in JBES

German Blanco, Xuan Chen, Carlos A. Flores & Alfonso Flores-Lagunes
June 25, 2019

Monnat publishes study on impact of economic factors on opioid crisis

Shannon M. Monnat, David J. Peters, Mark T. Berg & Andrew Hochstetler
June 25, 2019

Lopoo discusses govt policies to increase US fertility rate in Medium

"Think about a professional woman who has completed college and some graduate work and may or may not be married, and if they’re married, they have a partner with a similar income," Len Lopoo, professor of public administration and international affairs and director of the Center for Policy Research, says. "So they’re sort of in the part of their careers where they’re really climbing rapidly."

June 11, 2019

Baltagi publishes study on successful exporting, foreign ownership

Badi H. Baltagi, Peter H. Egger & Michaela Kesina
June 11, 2019

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