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NAPA names four fellows from Maxwell School faculty

Four Maxwell School faculty members have been selected to join the National Academy of Public Administration as 2019 Academy Fellows. NAPA is a congressionally chartered, nonpartisan, and nonprofit academy providing expert advice to government leaders in building and managing more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations.
October 8, 2019

Siddiki projects awarded NSF and USDA funding

Saba Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, has been awarded two grants for projects beginning this fall. One will support the work of the Institutional Grammar Research Initiative and the other is for project work on urban food action plans to advance human well-being and health, environment, and equity goals.

October 3, 2019

Ten Maxwell experts to speak at upcoming NASPAA conference

Eight faculty members in Public Administration and International Affairs will be among the 10 Syracuse University representatives appearing on panels at the annual conference of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) later this month. NASPAA is an international association of public affairs schools at universities in the United States and abroad
October 1, 2019

See related: Awards & Honors

Heflin study on adolescent food insecurity, risky behaviors and mental health published in CYSR

Colleen Heflin, Sharon Kukla-Acevedo & Rajeev Darolia
September 30, 2019

See related: Food Security

Harrington Meyer discusses intensive grandparenting in Christian Science Monitor article

"Historically, grandparents have always provided care," says University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer. "What we’re seeing now is grandparents providing care that looks a lot more like parenting: more hours and more tasks."

September 20, 2019

Yinger comments on NY property assessments in Syracuse.com article

"New York is all over the place,’" says John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs. "It has one of the craziest [property assessment] systems in the country."

September 18, 2019

Popp article on climate policy published in Newsweek

David Popp's article on the Carbon Tax and climate policy was published in Newsweek. "Climate policy requires a two-pronged approach to foster the development of the next generation of clean energy technology," writes Popp.
September 18, 2019

Maxwell announces new faculty members, department chair

The academic year begins at the Maxwell School with the arrival of several new faculty members. In addition, Tom Perreault, professor of geography, is the new chair of the Department of Geography.
September 12, 2019

Maxwell announces promotions, tenure for six faculty

“The faculty promoted are nationally recognized scholars, outstanding teachers, and engaged in making their work accessible to broader audiences in an effort to shape future research, and dialogue and practice,” said David M. Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School.

August 27, 2019

Hou paper wins joint best research award

Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs, won a joint best research award from the Deng Ziji Foundation and the Journal of Trade and Finance Economics in China for a co-authored paper published in the journal. The paper provides evidence to advocate for a broad-base property tax in order to capture the capitalized value arising from improved public services.

August 22, 2019

See related: Awards & Honors, China, Taxation

Harrington Meyer discusses intensive grandparenting on Wharton podcast

University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer discusses grandparents who are taking on tasks that have, until recently, generally been the purview of parents. So, in addition to the sublime pleasures of grandparenting, many grandparents are now also feeling high levels of stress and strain as grandparenting intensifies.

August 22, 2019

Harrington Meyer discusses benefits of Fresh Air Fund in Democrat & Chronicle article

"Initially created to give children a break from the dirty smokestacks of NYC, the Fresh Air Fund now emphasizes giving children from underserved communities a break from drugs, violence, or gangs," writes University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer.

August 20, 2019

Lopoo quoted in Medium article on immigration policy, fertility

"If we see fewer immigrants coming to the U.S., or if we start to restrict the immigrants who come in to those who look a lot like middle-class Americans, with respect to fertility rates, we’re going to see completely different fertility rates in the United States," says Len Lopoo, professor of public administration and international affairs.

August 16, 2019

Rothbart article on NYC's restaurant grading policy published in Public Administration Review

Michah W. Rothbart, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Thad D. Calabrese, Zachary Papper, Todor Mijanovich, Rachel Meltzer & Diana Silver
July 27, 2019

Harrington Meyer comments on intensive grandparenting in NY Times

"My mom told the seven of us to go outside and play," University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer recalled. "Today’s mom says, ‘Get in the van and I’ll drive you from Spanish camp to violin lessons.’ The idea is to cultivate your child, give them every possible advantage, and it clearly spills over to the intensification of grandparenting." Harrington Meyer was interviewed for the New York Times article "When Grandparents Help Hold It All Together." 

July 24, 2019

Madonna Harrington Meyer named University Professor

The prestigious distinction—a four-year, renewable appointment—is granted to faculty who excel in their fields and who have made extraordinary scholarly contributions as judged by their peers nationally and internationally. “Professor Harrington Meyer’s work is focused on some of the most persistent, difficult and relevant issues facing our society. Her research and teaching challenge us to think through and find solutions that better our communities,” says Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly. 

July 22, 2019

Lee study on unmeasured cluster confounding and the bias of effect estimators published in SMMR

Yun Li, Yoonseok Lee, Friedrich K. Port & Bruce M. Robinson
July 10, 2019

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