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Burman offers his view on Trump's tax cuts in Wall Street Journal

"We borrowed a lot of money to give tax cuts to big corporations and rich people in not the most effective way," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "The real concern is the growing debt and the possibility that interest rates won’t stay low forever—and I don’t think they will." 

January 7, 2020

See related: Federal, Taxation, United States

Former long-time PA professor “Bunny” Jump has passed away

Jump first came to Maxwell in 1970 as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in urban economics. He also served, initially, as director of the M.P.A. program, before then being named chair of the PA department, a post he held for 17 years. A beloved and dedicated teacher, Jump received, in 1999, Syracuse University’s Alumni Outstanding Teacher of the Year award.

January 7, 2020

See related: In Memoriam

Heflin paper on administrative churn in SNAP published in Medical Care

Colleen Heflin, Leslie Hodges & Chinedum Ojinnaka
December 31, 2019

Development, Governance, and Real Property Tax in China

Yilin Hou
December 31, 2019

See related: China

Ma explains why Chinese students study abroad in Washington Post piece

Yingyi Ma, professor of sociology, suggests that Chinese students are motivated to study abroad because of disappointment with the Chinese education system, which they assert “stifles creativity” and “entails hellish hours of studying.”

December 17, 2019

See related: China, U.S. Education

Ma discusses how western universities can help Chinese students in Times Higher Education

According to Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology, and her co-authors, U.S. institutions need to invest more in direct recruiting in China, do more to integrate Chinese students, and provide diverse networking opportunities for them.

December 13, 2019

Heflin weighs in on cuts to food stamp program in CBS News article

"Given that we are having a real sort of rescaling of mortality in this country as a whole, to think about cutting anything that supports health and an associated reduction of mortality is a real mistake," says Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs.

December 13, 2019

Monnat study on opioids cited in CityLab article

While the urban opioid crisis is a crisis of heroin and illegal drugs, the rural opioid crisis of prescription drugs is largely a story of growing spatial inequality and of places left behind, most often occurring in places that tend to have a declining industrial base, finds a study co-authored by Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

December 12, 2019

Rothenberg examines impact of BRT on traffic congestion in VoxDev

Arya Gaduh, Tadeja Gračner & Alexander Rothenberg
December 10, 2019

Maxwell alumnae co-host podcast, interview Maxwell’s Leonard Lopoo

Rebecca Casciano ’03 M.P.A. founded Glass Frog in 2012 with the goal of making her research insights from her time as a Ph.D. student at Princeton actionable. Jennifer Puma ’03 M.P.A. is currently Glass Frog's senior manager for operations and client delivery. They spoke with Leonard Lopoo, Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Public Policy and director of Maxwell’s Center for Policy Research, about new trends and academic developments in program evaluation.

December 10, 2019

Maxwell School remembers Advisory Board member Paul Volcker

Paul A. Volcker, a member of the Maxwell School Advisory Board since 2001, has passed away, according to the New York Times. Volcker had been one of the most important voices in American economic policy for the past half-century.
December 9, 2019

Burman weighs in on plan for funding Medicare for all in Washington Examiner

Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, identifies that the major problem entailed by Senator Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for all" proposal is that it would not be just a marginal tax on the 50th employee, but instead would apply to all previously hired employees.

November 19, 2019

Monnat takes part in White House roundtable aimed at reducing opioid overdoses

“Many people who misuse opioids are also misusing other substances, and a common driver of this is self-medicating,” says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, whose research examines the connections between social disadvantage, place, public policy and health.

November 15, 2019

Michelmore examines EITC impact on housing affordability crisis in Work In Progress blog

Natasha Pilkauskas & Katherine Michelmore
November 13, 2019

Heflin discusses new SNAP study with Huffington Post, PBS, Common Dreams

Colleen Heflin talks to multiple outlets about her most recent study on the effect of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on Mortality, analyzing the restricting access and its success rates.
November 7, 2019

Heflin study links SNAP to lower risk of premature death for US adults

Colleen M. Heflin, Samuel J. Ingram & James P. Ziliak
November 4, 2019

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CANCELLED: Jerry Miner Lecture: Susanna Loeb

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Susanna Loeb will be this year's speaker. Professor Loeb is Director of the Annenberg Institute and Professor of Education & International and Public Affairs at Brown University. Her research focuses broadly on education policy and its role in improving educational opportunities for students.

The annual Jerry Miner Lecture is sponsored by EFAP and named in honor of Emeritus Professor, Jerry Miner. Professor Miner is an Education Finance and Accountability Program (EFAP) faculty associate who is widely known for his research in public finance and education finance. He is one of very few scholars who understands the New York State Education aid formulas. 

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