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Pralle research on flood maps, politics cited in Washington Post and Slate

"Here’s the big lesson from Hurricane Harvey: The U.S. government’s flood zone designation, and the maps based on it, may not predict future flood risks accurately, particularly as climate change alters sea levels and weather patterns," writes Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science. 

September 7, 2017

Burman article on corporate tax income published in National Tax Journal

Leonard E. Burman, Kimberly A. Clausing & Lydia Austin
August 31, 2017

Model for evaluating the broad economic costs and benefits of air pollution regulation

“This is a tremendously costly endeavor, and that’s why we haven’t done it already,” says Pete Wilcoxen, director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration, about revising the EPA's model for evaluating the broad economic costs and benefits of air pollution regulations.

August 30, 2017

Monnat's research on deaths of despair, voting patterns cited in Associated Press

The map of Trump’s victory looked eerily similar to her documentation of deaths of despair, according to Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair of Public Health Promotion, from New England through the Rust Belt to the rural coast of Washington.

August 22, 2017

Burman shares his proposal for tax policy on TaxVox Blog

According to Leonard Burman, professor of public administration and international affairs, "enlightened policy should aim to make work pay and help workers adapt. Better education and training will help. But a permanent solution would create a mechanism to automatically translate economic growth into higher wages."

August 3, 2017

Anne Mosher receives funding for study on pathways to geography education

Mosher, associate professor of geography, received a $20,000 research grant by the National Center for Research in Geography Education for her study “Minding the Gap, Tending the Bridge,” examining pathways to college and careers for students who express an interest in geography.
July 6, 2017

Maxwell School honors new graduates at 2017 MPA Convocation

Celebrants of the Maxwell School's 2017 MPA Convocation ceremony reflected on the words of the Keynote Speaker, Howie Phanstiel the former Chairman, President, and CEO of PacifiCare. "When I first started to work in the government, I thought that 'profit' was a dirty word and had no intent or desire to work in the private sector," said Howie. The ceremony closed with remarks from graduating student Jace Beehler, calling on all Maxwell graduates to remain critical yet respectful, and debate wholeheartedly with an open mind.
July 5, 2017

Rothbart, Schwartz article on financial implications of public quality disclosure published in PFR

Rachel Meltzer, Michah W. Rothbart, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Thad Calabrese, Diana Silver, Tod Mijanovich & Meryle Weinstein
July 3, 2017

Lopoo wins 2017 Birkhead-Burkhead Award

Leonard M. Lopoo, professor of public administration and international affairs and director of the Maxwell School’s Center for Policy Research, is the 2017 recipient of the Birkhead-Burkhead Teaching Excellence Award and Professorship. The Birkhead-Burkhead Award and Professorship is an annual award that recognizes outstanding teaching in PAIA. 

July 3, 2017

Baltagi article on health care expenditure published in Health Economics

Badi H. Baltagi, Raffaele Lagravinese, Francesco Moscone & Elisa Tosetti
June 30, 2017

Hou weighs in on China's property tax in Financial Times

"I like to stay on the optimistic side to assume that though this seems to have stalled on the surface, ground work has never stopped," says Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs. "The Chinese style is, once something is announced, everything has been already done."

June 20, 2017

Popp wins AERE award for paper on induced innovation and energy prices

David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs, received the 2017 Association of Environmental and Resource Economists( AERE) Publication of Enduring Quality Award for his for 2002 paper in the American Economic Review, "Induced Innovation and Energy Prices." The award recognizes works that are of seminal nature and with enduring value in environmental and resource economics.
June 9, 2017

Bifulco paper on place based scholarship and urban revitalization published in EEPA

Hosung Sohn, Ross Rubenstein, Judson Murchie & Robert Bifulco
May 31, 2017

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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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