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Rothbart, Schwartz article on financial implications of public quality disclosure published in PFR

Rachel Meltzer, Michah W. Rothbart, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Thad Calabrese, Diana Silver, Tod Mijanovich & Meryle Weinstein
July 3, 2017

Lopoo wins 2017 Birkhead-Burkhead Award

Leonard M. Lopoo, professor of public administration and international affairs and director of the Maxwell School’s Center for Policy Research, is the 2017 recipient of the Birkhead-Burkhead Teaching Excellence Award and Professorship. The Birkhead-Burkhead Award and Professorship is an annual award that recognizes outstanding teaching in PAIA. 

July 3, 2017

Baltagi article on health care expenditure published in Health Economics

Badi H. Baltagi, Raffaele Lagravinese, Francesco Moscone & Elisa Tosetti
June 30, 2017

Hou weighs in on China's property tax in Financial Times

"I like to stay on the optimistic side to assume that though this seems to have stalled on the surface, ground work has never stopped," says Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs. "The Chinese style is, once something is announced, everything has been already done."

June 20, 2017

Popp wins AERE award for paper on induced innovation and energy prices

David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs, received the 2017 Association of Environmental and Resource Economists( AERE) Publication of Enduring Quality Award for his for 2002 paper in the American Economic Review, "Induced Innovation and Energy Prices." The award recognizes works that are of seminal nature and with enduring value in environmental and resource economics.
June 9, 2017

Bifulco paper on place based scholarship and urban revitalization published in EEPA

Hosung Sohn, Ross Rubenstein, Judson Murchie & Robert Bifulco
May 31, 2017

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Monnat article on teaching to the opioid epidemic published in Medical Teacher

Daniel R. George, Shannon M. Monnat, Rachel Levine, Barbara Blatt & Jed D. Gonzalo
May 31, 2017

Heflin study on food insecurity, childhood health and cognitive development published in JFI

Ying Huang, Stephanie Potochnick & Colleen Heflin
May 25, 2017

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Wasylenko appointed Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics

David M. Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, announced Friday the appointment of Michael Wasylenko as Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics. This appointment recognizes his extraordinary service to the Maxwell School.
May 18, 2017

Ma discusses China's influence on US education on CNN

"Their (Chinese) classroom participation patterns right now really have pushed a lot of professors to think about how they can adjust the way they teach," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and O'Hanley Faculty Scholar.

May 15, 2017

Burman op-ed on Trump's tax reform plan in Fortune

According to Leonard Burman, professor of public administration and international affairs, "Trump’s 'tax reform plan' isn’t tax reform and it isn’t a plan. To borrow an analogy from the president’s favorite sport, he should take a mulligan and swing again at tax reform after he’s brought on a tax policy team and they’ve had a chance to do their homework."

May 1, 2017

Burman weighs in on President Trump's tax plan in Forbes and on WCNY

“I think at the end of the day, you’re not going to see either the Trump or the House GOP tax plan. It will look a little more like George W. Bush’s 2001 tax bill—mostly just rate cuts,” says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

April 28, 2017

Burman analysis of House GOP tax plan in Columbia Journal of Tax Law

"An Analysis of the House GOP Tax Plan," co-authored by Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, examines the House GOP tax reform blueprint, which would significantly reduce marginal tax rates, increase standard deduction amounts, repeal personal exemptions and most itemized deductions, and convert business taxation into a destination-based cash flow consumption tax.

April 25, 2017

See related: Taxation, United States

Burman comments on Trump's tax plan in New York Times

Leonard Burman, professor of public administration and international affairs, opines that President Reagan "got people excited about the idea of fixing our broken tax system. It’s hard to imagine President Trump doing that.” 

April 24, 2017

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