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Monnat quoted in Washington Times article on deaths of despair

"Opioids may have been the spark, but a spark needs kindling in order to ignite," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

May 3, 2018

Flores-Lagunes paper on differential incidence and severity of food insecurity published in AER

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Hugo B. Jales, Judith Liu & Norbert L. Wilson
April 30, 2018

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Rosenthal study rent gradients, spatial structure, and agglomeration economies published in JUE

Crocker H. Liu, Stuart S. Rosenthal & William C. Strange
April 26, 2018

Popp comments on renewable energy in New York State

"The issue is trying to balance everything," says David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs, pointing out that wind energy is not easily stored. "Most of the demand is downstate, where most of the wind energy is upstate."

April 17, 2018

Lutz weighs in on why immigrants enlist in Fronteras Desk interview

Citizenship for oneself or a spouse is a motivator for immigrants, says Amy Lutz, associate professor of sociology. But so is the chance to move up in the world. "The higher your socioeconomic status, the less likely you are to join the military."

April 9, 2018

Popp paper on environmentally beneficial innovation published in REEP

Cameron Hepburn, Jacquelyn Pless & David Popp
April 6, 2018

Monnat featured in AgriNews article on rural opioid crisis

"This can’t be about government doing it all. It has to be about collaboration and community cohesion. Opioids thrive on isolation. The only way to combat this problem is community," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 5, 2018

Carrión-Flores and Flores-Lagunes publish paper on economic models for land-use policy

Carmen E. Carrión-Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes & Ledia Guci
March 30, 2018

Monnat participates in USDA roundtable on opioid crisis

"Drug overdose rates just as with alcohol and suicide are higher in places that exhibit more economic and social distress," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

March 21, 2018

Lopoo, London paper on household crowding featured by Urban Institute

"Household Crowding During Childhood and Long-Term Education Outcomes," written by Leonard Lopoo and Andrew London, was featured on How Housing Matters, the Urban Institute's online resource for the most rigorous research and practical information on how a quality, stable, affordable home in a vibrant community contributes to individual and community success. 03/14/18
March 14, 2018

Harrington Meyer paper on Social Security reform published in RSF Journal of Social Sciences

Pamela Herd, Melissa M. Favreault, Madonna Harrington Meyer & Timothy M. Smeeding
March 9, 2018

Gift funds professorship and research in energy, environmental policy

Peter Wilcoxen, professor of public administration and international affairs, will serve as the inaugural Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy. The professorship was created from a $250,000 gift from Maxwell School alumnus James Ajello ’76 M.P.A.

March 8, 2018

Monnat quoted in Healthline article on deaths of despair

"Economic decline is certainly an important factor, but our drug, alcohol and suicide problem is also related to social decline," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "We live in an era of individualism, disinvestment in social safety nets, declines in social cohesion, and increased loneliness." 

March 6, 2018

Hamersma explores food challenges of college students in Comment

"With recent investments in higher education (mis)directed toward increasing the marginal comforts of the most comfortable students, we have an opportunity to advocate instead for a rejection of such investments, sacrificing luxuries for the sake of needier students," says Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

March 5, 2018

Burman discusses the new tax plan on WRVO

"We won’t really know the effect of the tax plan for several years when we have data that we can try to measure the effect of the tax plan separate from other factors going on in the economy at the same time," says Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

February 28, 2018

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