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Michelmore quoted in MarketWatch article on the American Rescue Plan

March 8, 2021
Undoing the earned income threshold is a particular benefit to Black and Latino children who disproportionately live in households falling underneath the earned income threshold, says Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs.

Harrington Meyer talks to AARP about grandparenting special needs kids

March 2, 2021
 About 17 percent of children are diagnosed with some kind of disability, says University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer, co-author of the book "Grandparenting Children With Disabilities." While that percentage seems to be increasing, support programs for families are not, she says.

Schwartz talks to Research Minutes about impact of special education

February 26, 2021
Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, recently co-authored a study on the impact of special education on students with learning disabilities. On this episode of Research Minutes, "Does Special Education Improve Student Outcomes," she discusses her team's findings.

Michelmore discusses the child tax credit on Marketplace

February 25, 2021
"The kids who don’t receive the full credit right now are predominantly kids who are lower income, many who are living in poverty, and many who are either Black or Latino," says Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs. 

Monnat discusses increase in overdoses during the pandemic in VICE

February 22, 2021
"At its core, I think addiction is about a need for connection," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "My research shows that work, family and community are the three most important factors for understanding why drug overdose rates are higher in some places than others. Work, family and community are the three arenas where we derive meaning and purpose from our lives. If we don’t have those connections, we might seek it out elsewhere, for example with drugs."

Monnat quoted in Syracuse.com article on Onondaga County deaths

February 17, 2021
The reason behind 2020′s death toll is further muddied by the fact that the shutdown might have, paradoxically, saved some lives. "It could be that deaths from certain causes declined and therefore offset the increase due to COVID," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. 

Michelmore quoted in BBC News article on US monthly child benefit

February 15, 2021
"There's just a lot of kids that don't get the credit," says Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs. 

Rosenthal cited in Financial Post article on commercial real estate

February 12, 2021
 The authors' empirical analysis of 56,765 commercial leases signed between January 2019 and October 2020 across 109 urban centers in the United States revealed that commercial real estate in the urban core, especially in cities where public transit accounts for a sizable share of work trips, has indeed lost value. 

Michelmore weighs in on expanding the child tax credit in Sinclair Broadcast Group article

February 11, 2021
"A program that is geared toward giving families money to reduce child poverty is money well spent," says Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs. She was quoted in the Sinclair Broadcast Group article, "Dems aim to increase, expand child tax credit, but some Republicans object." 

Baltagi celebrated in special issue of Empirical Economics journal

February 9, 2021
Empirical Economics published a special issue to celebrate Distinguished Professor of Economics Badi Baltagi’s myriad contributions to the field of econometrics, as well as his long service to the journal.

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Schwartz discusses her recent special education study with Hechinger Report

February 3, 2021
"They’re closing the gap with their general education peers by about a sixth," says Professor Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs and lead author of the recently published study, "The Effects of Special Education on the Academic Performance of Students with Learning Disabilities." 

Popp talks to CNN, Washington Examiner about effects of Obama's Recovery Act

February 2, 2021
Professor David Popp talks to CNN, Washington Examiner about effects of Obama's Recovery Act.

Popp weighs in on Biden's climate directives in New York Times

January 28, 2021
David Popp, Caroline Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy and co-author of a 2020 paper on the employment effects of the Obama-era spending on green job creation, discounted the notion of creating one million new auto manufacturing jobs. 

Popp discusses Biden's green jobs agenda in Forbes article

January 19, 2021
"Wages in solar and wind could increase if demand increased, at least initially," says Professor David Popp, who wrote about the impact of fiscal policy on green jobs in a working paper in June 2020. "But higher wages would also attract more workers to develop the skills to work in wind and solar, so the increase need not be permanent."

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