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Michelmore study on college pricing, student choices published in American Economic Review

Susan Dynarski, CJ Libassi, Katherine Michelmore & Stephanie Owen
June 1, 2021

Heflin, Rothbart study on early childhood participation in SNAP and TANF published in PR&PR

Colleen Heflin, Michah W. Rothbart & Mattie Mackenzie-Liu
May 31, 2021

Siddiki Article on Machine Coding of Policy Texts with the Institutional Grammar Published in PA

Saba Siddiki, Douglas Rice, Seth Frey, Jay H. Kwon, Adam Sawyer
May 31, 2021

Flores-Lagunes discusses open jobs, unemployment on Syracuse.com

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, was quoted in the Syracuse.com article, "An epidemic of open jobs and the unemployed in CNY; for many, work doesn’t work anymore."
May 27, 2021

See related: Labor, New York State

Yingyi Ma Weighs in on Lack of AAPI History Taught in Schools in South China Morning Post

Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian and Asian-American Studies, says it’s "actually very common" for students to complete their primary and secondary education with little, if any, attention paid to AAPI-related topics. 
May 17, 2021

2021 One University Awards Recipients Include Several from Maxwell

Syracuse University announced its 2021 One University Awards, honoring members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service.
May 10, 2021

See related: Awards & Honors

Burman piece on Biden's capital gains tax proposal published in Forbes

 "This [proposal] is a significant reform that would close loopholes that fuel inefficient tax sheltering and make the income tax more progressive, and help pay for some of Biden’s domestic policy wish list," writes Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. 
April 30, 2021

See related: Federal, Taxation, United States

Heflin featured in The Well article on material hardship, COVID-19

A recent Urban Institute survey found that compared with adults whose family employment was unaffected by the pandemic, families who lost jobs during the pandemic were twice as likely to report food insecurity, and nearly three times as likely to report problems paying utility bills, and nearly four times as likely to report problems paying rent or mortgage.
April 28, 2021

Burman comments on rising national debt in Christian Science Monitor

 "Investing in better roads, bridges, dams, electrical infrastructure, all of that stuff, clearly, those investments pay returns over a long period of time," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "Investing in better education, if you can do it, pays returns over the course of decades."
April 8, 2021

Yinger quoted in Daily Beast article on diverse communities

According to U.S. Census data, there is a 30 percentage-point gap in homeownership between Blacks and whites—larger than it was in the 1960s, prior to when the Fair Housing Act was passed.
April 5, 2021

Ma featured in Chronicle of Higher Education piece on international students, racism in US

 "The very fact that six out of eight victims are Asian women definitely makes the violence racialized and gendered," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "And given that 70 percent of all international students in the United States are from Asia, I think that would definitely make them very, very afraid."
April 2, 2021

Popp weighs in on Biden's green stimulus spending in NY Times, Guardian

"Unless they can pair it with a policy that forces people to reduce emissions, a big spending bill doesn’t have a big impact," says David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs. But, he adds, "spending money is politically easier than passing policies to cut emissions."
March 31, 2021

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