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Flores-Lagunes discusses open jobs, unemployment on Syracuse.com

May 27, 2021
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, was quoted in the Syracuse.com article, "An epidemic of open jobs and the unemployed in CNY; for many, work doesn’t work anymore."

Yingyi Ma Weighs in on Lack of AAPI History Taught in Schools in South China Morning Post

May 17, 2021
Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian and Asian-American Studies, says it’s "actually very common" for students to complete their primary and secondary education with little, if any, attention paid to AAPI-related topics. 

See related: Inclusion, Race & Ethnicity

2021 One University Awards Recipients Include Several from Maxwell

May 10, 2021
Syracuse University announced its 2021 One University Awards, honoring members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service.

See related: Awards & Honors

Burman piece on Biden's capital gains tax proposal published in Forbes

April 30, 2021
 "This [proposal] is a significant reform that would close loopholes that fuel inefficient tax sheltering and make the income tax more progressive, and help pay for some of Biden’s domestic policy wish list," writes Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. 

Heflin featured in The Well article on material hardship, COVID-19

April 28, 2021
A recent Urban Institute survey found that compared with adults whose family employment was unaffected by the pandemic, families who lost jobs during the pandemic were twice as likely to report food insecurity, and nearly three times as likely to report problems paying utility bills, and nearly four times as likely to report problems paying rent or mortgage.

Burman comments on rising national debt in Christian Science Monitor

April 8, 2021
 "Investing in better roads, bridges, dams, electrical infrastructure, all of that stuff, clearly, those investments pay returns over a long period of time," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "Investing in better education, if you can do it, pays returns over the course of decades."

See related: Infrastructure

Yinger quoted in Daily Beast article on diverse communities

April 5, 2021
According to U.S. Census data, there is a 30 percentage-point gap in homeownership between Blacks and whites—larger than it was in the 1960s, prior to when the Fair Housing Act was passed.

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