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Heflin study on impact of food program coverage gap published in AEPP

Irma Arteaga, Colleen Heflin & Sarah Parsons
June 6, 2018

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Hamersma and Lopoo paper on pregnancy Medicaid expansions and fertility published in PR&PR

Lincoln H. Groves, Sarah Hamersma, Leonard M. Lopoo & Sarah Hamersma
May 31, 2018

Health Econometrics

Badi H. Baltagi
May 30, 2018

Hamersma study on parental Medicaid expansions and children's health insurance published in CEP

Sarah Hamersma, Matthew Kim & Brenden Timpe
May 27, 2018

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Monnat research on deaths of despair cited in Atlantic article

Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat's research found that the Rust Belt counties that put Trump over the top were those that lost the most people in recent years to deaths of despair—those due to alcohol, drugs, and suicide.

May 16, 2018

Monnat weighs in on efforts to combat drug overdoses in ConvergenceRI

"We must tackle root causes, which... drive suicide, alcohol-related deaths and more," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

May 15, 2018

Popp to receive the William Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching

David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs and Carolyn Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy, will receive the 2018 William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students. The prize is awarded every year to a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences who embodies the role of a seminar leader, research and dissertation director, and advisor and role model.

May 10, 2018

Monnat quoted in Washington Times article on deaths of despair

"Opioids may have been the spark, but a spark needs kindling in order to ignite," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

May 3, 2018

Flores-Lagunes paper on differential incidence and severity of food insecurity published in AER

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Hugo B. Jales, Judith Liu & Norbert L. Wilson
April 30, 2018

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Rosenthal study rent gradients, spatial structure, and agglomeration economies published in JUE

Crocker H. Liu, Stuart S. Rosenthal & William C. Strange
April 26, 2018

Popp comments on renewable energy in New York State

"The issue is trying to balance everything," says David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs, pointing out that wind energy is not easily stored. "Most of the demand is downstate, where most of the wind energy is upstate."

April 17, 2018

Lutz weighs in on why immigrants enlist in Fronteras Desk interview

Citizenship for oneself or a spouse is a motivator for immigrants, says Amy Lutz, associate professor of sociology. But so is the chance to move up in the world. "The higher your socioeconomic status, the less likely you are to join the military."

April 9, 2018

Popp paper on environmentally beneficial innovation published in REEP

Cameron Hepburn, Jacquelyn Pless & David Popp
April 6, 2018

Monnat featured in AgriNews article on rural opioid crisis

"This can’t be about government doing it all. It has to be about collaboration and community cohesion. Opioids thrive on isolation. The only way to combat this problem is community," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 5, 2018

Carrión-Flores and Flores-Lagunes publish paper on economic models for land-use policy

Carmen E. Carrión-Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes & Ledia Guci
March 30, 2018

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