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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

Monnat participates in NY Times panel on solving opioid problem

"I would include in this funding building opportunities/outlets for social cohesion, community engagement and civic participation," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, on how she would spend a hypothetical budget of $100 billion to solve the opioid crisis.

February 14, 2018

Burman discusses state and local tax deduction limit in TaxVox blog

"If widely adopted and successful, the plans could significantly reduce federal revenue and most of the benefits would go to taxpayers with high incomes," says Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

February 2, 2018

Harrington Meyer discusses grandparents as caregivers in 55 Plus

"A lot of times, the adult children bring up the topic of payment," says Madonna Harrington Meyer, professor of sociology, in an interview about grandparents caring for their grandchildren.

January 30, 2018

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