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Bifulco study on Say Yes to Education program published in JPAM

Robert Bifulco, Ross Rubinstein & Hosung Sohn
April 25, 2019

Bifulco, Schwegman research accountability‐driven school closures

Robert Bifulco & David J. Schwegman
April 17, 2019

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Monnat quoted in PolitiFact article on Andrew Yang, life expectancy

According to Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, the recent decline in life expectancy "is due almost entirely" to increases in overdoses and suicides. "Although the declines are small, they are unprecedented, and they are signals that there is a serious well-being crisis in the U.S."

April 4, 2019

Ma wins fellowship from the National Committee on US China Relations

The highly competitive Public Intellectual Program Fellowship provides support for scholars who specialize in China and directly engage with public and policy communities. It has been awarded to Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Syracuse University’s Asian/Asian American Studies program.

April 1, 2019

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Siddiki publishes study on economic effect of US vehicle regulations

Sanya Carley, Nikolaos Zirogiannis, Denvil Duncan, Saba Siddiki & John D. Graham
March 26, 2019

Heflin publishes study linking food insecurity and disability

Colleen M. Heflin, Claire E. Altman & Laura L. Rodriguez
March 21, 2019

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Maxwell School ranks number one for public affairs in 2020

The Maxwell School is once again ranked #1 in the nation for graduate education in public affairs, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report survey.
March 12, 2019

Monnat discusses mental health crisis in Yates County schools on WSKG

Children today face three serious mental health crises: death from drugs, alcohol and suicide, says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "They’re much bigger societal issues that need to be addressed quickly or they’re going to manifest into something much more serious and then we’re going to be in big trouble not just now but decades to come."

March 8, 2019

Monnat discusses opioid crisis, Trump's national emergency on WSKG

"Opioids are far more deadly than any drugs that are entering through the U.S.-Mexico border,” says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

February 25, 2019

Hou paper on China’s property tax plan earns prestigious Pu Shan award

Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs and senior research associate at the Center for Policy Research, has won a prestigious economic policy research award from the Pu Shan Foundation of China, for his paper "Real Property Tax: Ability to Pay, Distribution of Tax Burden, and Redistribution Effects."

February 20, 2019

Burman cited in NY Times article on Warren's proposed wealth tax

Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, suggests eliminating a provision of current law in which assets that increase in value can go essentially untaxed across generations as a way to reduce inequality.

February 18, 2019

Monnat featured in CityLab article on geography of the opioid crisis

Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, argues that in both rural and urban communities, two key factors—economic distress and supply of opioids—predict the rate of opioid deaths. "I really do want to push back against this cliché that addiction does not discriminate," Monnat says. "The physiological processes that underlie addiction themselves may not discriminate, but the factors that put people in communities at higher risk are are not spatially random."

February 14, 2019

Monnat quoted in US News article on the opioid epidemic

"Opioids are a symptom and a symbol of far deeper issues in the U.S.," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. She points to deteriorating economic conditions, a lack of investment in schools, a quick-fix culture and a toxic mix of "pain, despair, disconnection and lack of opportunity" as upstream problems that have fed into the nation's current drug crisis.

January 29, 2019

Monnat paper on opioid users' opinions of fentanyl published

Katherine McLean, Shannon M. Monnat, Khary Rigg, Glenn E. Sterner III & Ashton Verdery
January 25, 2019

Singleton cited in Psychology Today article on marriage, happiness

Perry Singleton, associate professor of economics, was cited in Psychology Today, about his study which found that the association between disability and divorce is greatest among young and educated males who experience a work-preventing, rather than a work-limiting, disability.

January 23, 2019

Maxwell faculty secure RWJF grant to study preemption effect on health

 The team, which includes Doug Wolf, professor of public administration and international affairs, Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology, and Jennifer Karas Montez, professor of sociology, will explore pre-emption’s effect on geographic inequities in health, focusing on labor and environmental policies.

January 17, 2019

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Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics with Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

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Deirdre Nansen McCloskey (University of Illinois at Chicago) will present the fifth annual Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics. For more information about this lecture, please contact Katrina Fiacchi at 315.443.9040 or kfiacchi@syr.edu. 


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