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Lopoo appointed Advisory Board Professor of Public Policy

Leonard Lopoo has been appointed the Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Public Policy for his scholarship and service to the Maxwell School.
September 20, 2018

Heflin weighs in on NY's childhood poverty rates in Ithaca Journal

"The workforce is not going to be as dynamic as other parts of the country," says Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs. "It's going to be a pull on our economy going forward," because children growing up in poverty traditionally have lower educational attainment and wages.

September 14, 2018

Schewe study on federal fishery program, Vietnamese fishers published

Rebecca L. Schewe & Cassie Dutton
September 13, 2018

Lee study on Olley and Pakes-style production function estimators published in Oxford BES

Yoonseok Lee, Andrey Stoyanov & Nikolay Zubanov
September 11, 2018

Maxwell announces new faculty members, program chair

The academic year begins at the Maxwell School with the arrival of several new faculty members. In addition, Renée de Nevers, associate professor of public administration and international affairs (PAIA), is the new chair of the Social Science Doctoral Program.
September 10, 2018

Maxwell invites undergrad students of color to Public Policy Camp

The Maxwell School of Syracuse University is pleased to partner with the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) to host a one-day “Public Policy Camp” designed to introduce promising young students of color to the field and to help ensure that diverse perspectives are represented in leadership roles wherever public policies are made and implemented.
September 7, 2018

Flores-Lagunes weighs in on issues facing workers in WalletHub

"The unemployment rate has been low for some months now (relative to the recent past), but there has not been noticeable pressure on wages," says Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics.

August 30, 2018

Heflin study on SNAP benefits, pregnancy-related ER trips published

Irma Arteaga, Colleen Heflin & Leslie Hodges
August 13, 2018

Burman cited in Bloomberg article on capital gains taxation proposal

"If President Trump really wants to cut taxes on capital gains, he should go to Congress with a plan to do so directly, and not through a poorly designed back-door regulatory scheme," writes Leonard Burman, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

August 7, 2018

Study by Rosenthal featured in CityLab article on vertical economy

A study co-authored by Stuart Rosenthal, "The vertical city: Rent gradients, spatial structure, and agglomeration economies," was published in the Journal of Urban Economics and is featured in the CityLab article, "Cities and the Vertical Economy."

July 19, 2018

Maxwell’s Schwartz and team secure DOE grant to study school choice

“This excellent team offers an exciting opportunity to make real progress in reducing achievement gaps for disadvantaged students by identifying ways to increase access to high-quality education,” says Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair of Public Affairs. She is part of the team that received a five year, $10 million DOE grant.

July 17, 2018

Monnat weighs in on new research on opioid use, 2016 election results

"Opioids are a symptom and a symbol of much larger social and economic problems, and those social and economic problems came to bear during the 2016 election," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. She was interviewed for the MedPage Today article "High Opioid-Use Counties Voted Trump in 2016." 
July 6, 2018

Monnat discusses opioid overdose rates in rural New England on New Hampshire Public Radio

Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion says long-running challenges in many rural communities are the underlying drivers of the increase in opioid overdose rates, things like economic decline and social isolation. 

June 28, 2018

Faculty, alumnus study on public health insurance, fertility published

Lincoln H. Groves, Sarah Hamersma & Leonard M. Lopoo
June 26, 2018

Maxwell announces promotions, tenure for eight faculty

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University is pleased to announce the promotion of the following distinguished individuals to professor in their field. 
June 18, 2018

Michelmore paper on EITC, household finances published in JPAM

Lauren E. Jones & Katherine Michelmore
June 14, 2018

Econ faculty publish paper on food insecurity, Great Recession in American Economic Association

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Hugo B. Jales, Judith Liu & Norbert L. Wilson
June 12, 2018

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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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