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Maxwell MPA program launches data analytics area of study, internship

“Codifying Data Analytics for Public Policy as an area of study will allow us to deepen and expand our relationships with top employers in this area and ensure that Maxwell remains at the leading edge of this rapidly evolving field,” said Chair and Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Robert Bifulco about Maxwell's new area of study in Data Analytics for Public Policy.

January 8, 2019

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Lerner Center’s Monday Mile an alternative to New Year’s resolutions

“All you have to do is map a route wherever you’re at, gather your group and have fun walking!” says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "Many organizations, universities and cities have adopted the Monday Mile activity and have seen great results," she adds.

January 4, 2019

Lutz article on affirmative action and collegiate outcomes published in Jour of Law & Social Policy

Amy Lutz, Pamela R. Bennett & Rebecca Wang
December 31, 2018

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Michelmore paper on targeting low-income students for college released

A study by Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, suggests that low-income students are more likely to apply to selective colleges if they’re aware that they can receive financial aid.

December 13, 2018

Baltagi awarded 2018 Kuwait Prize in Economics by KFAS

Badi Baltagi, Distinguished Professor of Economics, was awarded the 2018 Kuwait Prize in Economics and Social Sciences (Economy) by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). The Kuwait Prize recognizes Arab scientists across the globe who have made outstanding lifetime contributions in their research fields. Baltagi is being recognized for his distinguished scientific research in theoretical and applied panel data econometrics. He received the award during a ceremony in Kuwait on December 5, 2018. 12/11/18
December 11, 2018

Bifulco's research on Say Yes program cited in article

Robert Bifulco, professor of public administration and international affairs, found gains in Buffalo after Say Yes when studying the scores of individual students, not just the district as a whole.

December 10, 2018

Monnat weighs in on two NYS proposals to combat drug crisis on NPR

According to Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, politicians are looking for quick fixes because of their short terms in office and public health in the U.S. too often treats problems after they appear. "If we were to invest similar money into revitalizing social infrastructure and economic infrastructure and our educational system we would see long term benefits," she says. 

December 10, 2018

Lopoo study on health insurance and human capital published in Jour of Health Politics, Policy & Law

Leonard M. Lopoo, Emily B. Cardon & Kerri M. Raissian
November 30, 2018

Shybalkina, Bifulco article on participatory budgeting published

Iuliia Shybalkina & Robert Bifulco
November 29, 2018

Maxwell X Lab helps City of Syracuse recoup $1.4 million in overdue property taxes

So far, the initiative has helped the City to recoup more than $1.4 million in overdue property taxes, and hundreds of additional properties were prompted to get current on their bills, preventing more costly and troublesome outcomes for both the owner and the City alike. Furthermore, the project has established a costless change to city tax collection processes that has the potential to produce benefits for years to come.
November 13, 2018

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Heflin study on SNAP benefits, childhood asthma published

Colleen Heflin, Irma Arteaga, Leslie Hodges, Jean Felix Ndashiyme & Matthew P. Rabbitt
November 5, 2018

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