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Ma featured in Chronicle of Higher Education piece on international students, racism in US

April 2, 2021
 "The very fact that six out of eight victims are Asian women definitely makes the violence racialized and gendered," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "And given that 70 percent of all international students in the United States are from Asia, I think that would definitely make them very, very afraid."

Popp weighs in on Biden's green stimulus spending in NY Times, Guardian

March 31, 2021
"Unless they can pair it with a policy that forces people to reduce emissions, a big spending bill doesn’t have a big impact," says David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs. But, he adds, "spending money is politically easier than passing policies to cut emissions."

Burman weighs in on scope of Biden's stimulus plan in Business Insider article

March 29, 2021
Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, was quoted in the Business Insider article, "Biden is splitting with Obama on the economy and the proof is in their stimulus plans."

Burman discusses Biden's tax proposal in Vox article

March 19, 2021
"Taking out the politics, planning a tax bill that would help reduce inequality, make the system work better, raise revenue to slow the rate of growth of the debt, all of those things would make a whole lot of sense," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "But the question is just timing, and it’s always a bad time for a tax increase because it’s hard to get your base excited about raising taxes."

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."

See related: Addiction, COVID-19

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. 

See related: COVID-19

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. 

See related: Labor, State and Local

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.

See related: Awards & Honors

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