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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

Rothenberg paper on intergroup contact, integration published in American Economic Review

Samuel Bazzi, Arya Gaduh, Alexander D. Rothenberg & Maisy Wong
November 1, 2019

Heflin study on the effect of SNAP on mortality published in Health Affairs

Colleen Heflin, Samuel Ingram & James Ziliak
October 31, 2019

Heflin article on Building Nebraska Families Program published in Social Service Review

Alicia Meckstroth, Quinn Moore, Andrew Burwick, Colleen Heflin, Michael Ponza & Jonathan McCay
October 29, 2019

Monnat study on fatal opioid overdoses published in Rural Sociology

David J. Peters, Shannon M. Monnat, Andrew L. Hochstetler & Mark T. Berg
October 29, 2019

Visit to campus builds connections for Online EMPA students

“Online students benefit from the flexibility of being able to complete their coursework on their own schedule from the comfort of their own home, and while the connections they make with their peers and faculty are valuable, the value of place and institutional community that comes from being part of a school can be lacking,” said Nell S. Bartkowiak, director of the Online E.M.P.A. Program.

October 24, 2019

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Burman discusses the cost of Warren's Medicare for All in the Atlantic

Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, says raising significantly more tax revenue to fund Medicare for All "is plausible in the sense that it is theoretically possible. But the revolution that would come along with it would get in the way." 

October 18, 2019

Zhu weighs in on fossil fuel divestment in Harvard Crimson

Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, says that the University of California’s decision could be "a sign that the tides are shifting" on universities’ economic views of investing in fossil fuels. “If it has a positive impact, I do believe more schools will eventually divest for financial reasons, given that most of them tend to think social implications of divesting are positive or neutral at worst."

October 15, 2019

Sociologists Montez and Monnat earn NIH grants

Maxwell School sociology faculty members lead research teams that were recently awarded R24 grants from the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Jennifer Karas Montez, professor of sociology, is a co-principal investigator, and Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, is a co-investigator on the first of these highly competitive five-year grants.
October 11, 2019

Rothbart, Schwartz paper on impact of universal free meals published in JPART

Amy Ellen Schwartz & Michah W. Rothbart
October 9, 2019

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