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Moving Policies Toward Racial and Ethnic Equality: The Case of SNAP

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Hugo Jales, Judith Liu, Norbert Wilson

"Moving policies toward racial and ethnic equality: The case of the supplemental nutrition assistance program," co-authored by economists Alfonso Flores-Lagunes and Hugo Jales, was published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

May 22, 2023

Flores-Lagunes Comments on Biden’s Nomination for Federal Reserve Board in Bloomberg Article

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, says the nomination [of Adriana Kugler] is “fundamental,” calling the lack of Hispanic representation at the Fed a “glaring aspect of inequality” in the U.S.

May 22, 2023

See related: Federal, LatinX, United States

Madonna Harrington Meyer Reappointed as University Professor

In recognition of exceptional scholarship and innovative academic and professional activities, Madonna Harrington Meyer has been reappointed to a four-year term as University Professors, one of the highest honors the University bestows on faculty members. 

May 15, 2023

How Did Healthcare Affordability Change for U.S. Adults with ID After the Implementation of the ACA?

Nastassia Vaitsiakhovich

This brief summarizes the findings from a recent study that examined patterns in healthcare affordability under the ACA or noninstitutionalized adults ages 18-64 with intellectual disabilities. 

May 10, 2023

Medicaid-Insured Older Adults on SNAP May Have Stronger Medication Adherence

Colleen Heflin, Chinedum O. Ojinnaka, Irma Arteaga, Leslie Hodges, and Gabriella Alphonso
Older adults who experience gaps in SNAP participation have lower levels of medication adherence for hypertension. 
April 19, 2023

Maxwell Faculty and Students To Be Honored at 2023 One University Awards

The One University Awards Ceremony, an annual event to honor members of the Syracuse University community who are making a difference through academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service, will be held Friday, April 21.

April 19, 2023

See related: Awards & Honors

Alexander Rothenberg Honored with Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research

The assistant professor of economics will give remarks at the Maxwell School’s Graduate Convocation on May 12.

April 17, 2023

See related: Awards & Honors

Returns to Scale in Property Assessment: Evidence from NYS’s Small Localities Coordination Program

Yusun Kim, Yilin Hou, John Yinger

"Returns to Scale in Property Assessment: Evidence from New York State’s Small Localities Coordination Program," co-authored by Maxwell professors Yilin Hou and John Yinger, was published in the National Tax Journal.

April 5, 2023

The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic

Rajeev Darolia, Colleen Heflin

"The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in The ANNALS of the Academy of Political and Social Science.

April 4, 2023

Hamersma Discusses the Impact of Medicaid Eligibility Reviews on County Residents With Syracuse.com

Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, believes the number of Onondaga County residents who lose coverage will be less than the 9.5% estimated by a federal government study. That’s because New York’s Medicaid and other public health insurance programs are more generous than those offered by many other states, she says.

March 31, 2023

Yingyi Ma Named an American Council on Education Fellow

As a fellow, Ma, professor of sociology, will receive customized leadership training and mentorship.

March 29, 2023

See related: Awards & Honors

Exploring factors shaping transportation electrification in American cities

Derek Ehrnschwender, Saba Siddiki, Sanya Carley, Sean Nicholson-Crotty

"Exploring factors shaping transportation electrification in American cities," co-authored by Saba Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition.

March 24, 2023

Poor Children Have Lower Literacy Skills than their Higher-Income Peers

Michah W. Rothbart, Colleen Heflin, and Gabriella Alphonso

Children in low-income families who participate in food and income support programs (such as SNAP and TANF) have lower literacy skills in kindergarten than those who do not participate in these programs. 

March 23, 2023

Demographic and Geographic Variation in Fatal Drug Overdoses in the United States, 1999–2020

Shannon Monnat

"Demographic and Geographic Variation in Fatal Drug Overdoses in the United States, 1999–2020," authored by Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology, was published in the ANNALS of of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

March 20, 2023

Food Insecurity and the Opioid Crisis

Colleen Heflin, Xiaohan Sun

"Food Insecurity and the Opioid Crisis," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs, and postdoctoral research scholar Xiaohan Sun, was published in the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

March 20, 2023

Harrington Meyer Quoted in New York Times Article on Grandfathering

Overall, grandmothers still take the lead in spending time with grandchildren, often rearranging their schedules to do so, says Madonna Harrington Meyer, University Professor and author of “Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs” (NYU Press, 2014).

March 9, 2023

Shi and Zhu Examine Bias Against Asian Students in a New Study in Journal of Public Economics

Ying Shi, Maria Zhu

"'Model minorities'" in the classroom? Positive evaluation bias towards Asian students and its consequences," co-authored by Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, was published in the Journal of Public Economics.

March 3, 2023

Heflin Comments on New Study Linking Cognitive Decline, Food Insufficiency in Medical News Today

“Unfortunately,” says Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs, “my own work suggests that cognitive decline can act as a barrier to SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] participation among older adults eligible for the program, due to the difficult administrative processes associated with demonstrating program eligibility.”

February 27, 2023

New Knowledge - Tapping Into Maxwell’s Scholarly Distinction

Undergraduates at the Maxwell School now have almost limitless opportunities for research and deeper study.
February 24, 2023

Heflin Quoted in New York Times Article on the Impact of Increasing Food Prices on Seniors

“The lack of access to food can make older Americans more socially isolated,” says Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs.

February 15, 2023

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CPR Seminar Series: Graduate Student Seminar

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CPR graduate students will present their work as part of the CPR Seminar Series.

Mattie Mackenzie-Liu (virtual) - StopGAP or Solution: Evaluating the Guardianship Assistance Program
Giuseppe Germinario - A Voucher a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Bounding the Effect of Housing Assistance on Recipients’ Health
Christopher Rick - Can Public School Buses Help Solve the Urban Congestion Problem?
Maeve Maloney - Why Do Home Prices Appreciate Faster in Central Cities? The Role of Risk-Return Trade-offs in Real Estate Markets
Dongmei Zuo - A Lack of Food for Thought: Near-elderly Food Insecurity and Later-life Cognitive Impairments Among Americans
Stephanie Coffey - Did Rosie D. Improve Special Education? Evidence from Massachusetts

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