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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

Schwartz discusses student success on With Good Reason Radio

Amy Ellen Schwartz, professor of economics and public administration and international affairs, says we need to have all of the "other stuff" such as school lunch, school buses, school facilities, and after school lined up to help make kids productive, successful people.

April 24, 2017

Burman discusses tax reform on NPR

Leonard Burman was a guest on NPR's On Point radio program for a segment on American taxes, tax overhaul, and President Trump’s returns, "Tax Day Protests, Tax Plan Progress." 
April 20, 2017

Ma weighs in on decline in international student enrollment in Diverse

"I have encountered multiple requests from international students...They are all asking questions related to whether they need to prepare more when they apply for light of the current administration," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology.

April 18, 2017

Burman weighs in on the debate about taxes in New York Times

"A lot of the debate about taxes is really a debate about spending," says Leonard Burman, professor of public administration and international affairs. "What is the role of government, and what is the value of government spending? Those tend to be the real underlying question."

April 18, 2017

Hou featured in Wall Street Journal article on potential property tax in China

Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs, says China should introduce a property tax—"the earlier the better"—to stabilize the real-estate roller coaster of recent years. Read more in The Wall Street Journal article, "China Kicks Property Tax to the Curb--For Now.
March 20, 2017

Burman chapter on tax expenditure limits published in The Economics of Tax Policy

Leonard E. Burman, Eric Toder, Daniel Berger & Jeffrey Rohaly
February 28, 2017

Op-ed by ESF/SU academics supporting carbon tax to ease climate change

"In response to the climate crisis we face, our leaders must not continue to merely say 'no' to climate policies proposed by others, or to hope, as we have for decades, for an unforeseeable technological breakthrough that will render fossil fuels uneconomical," write eleven scientists and professors from SUNY ESF and Syracuse University.

February 20, 2017

Baldagi article on imperfect competitive loans in Africa published in Oxford BES

Svetlana Andrianova, Badi H. Baltagi, Panicos Demetriades & David Fielding
February 7, 2017

Monnat study on demographic characteristics and physical activity practices published in PM

Shannon M. Monnat, Monica A. F. Lounsbery, Thomas L. McKenzie & Raeven Faye Chandler
January 31, 2017

Zoli, McCormick, Lutz discuss the US-Mexico border wall in the DO

Maxwell professors Amy Lutz, Gladys McCormick, and Corri Zoli weigh in on the executive order to construct a wall along the entirety of the U.S.-Mexico border in The Daily Orange article. Glady McCormick especially stating concerns that aren't commonly heard in this debate. She said, "there might be unintended consequences of the wall, especially with environmental impacts. She said there are delicate habitats along the border that play important roles in migration of wildlife and the growth of flora and fauna,"
January 31, 2017

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Rothbart weighs in on Trump's plan for student loans in Daily Orange

“There seems to be, based on some of the public comments (Trump) has made, a focus on reducing the period over which someone is responsible for loans so that people that can’t afford to don’t have to continue repaying loans for an extended period, although the burden may be higher during the repayment period,” said Michah Rothbart, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs.

January 24, 2017

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Dutkowsky, Flores-Lagunes on growing job market for economic PhDs

Don Dutkowsky, professor of economics, notes that doctorates in economics have thrived due to the expansive job market available in economics both inside and outside of academia. Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, adds that an increase in economic majors has yielded a higher demand for economics instructors, opening up doors for economics doctorates where they are closing in other fields of study.

January 18, 2017

Schewe article on labor patterns on U.S. dairy farms published in Social Currents

Rebecca L. Schewe & Bernadette White
January 8, 2017

See related: Agriculture

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