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Rural and Small-Town America: Context, Composition, and Complexities

Shannon M. Monnat, Tim Slack

Shannon M. Monnat, professor of sociology and Lerner Chair in Public Health Promotion and Population Health, has co-authored “Rural and Small Town America: Context, Composition, and Complexities” (University of California Press, 2024) with Tim Slack, professor of sociology at Louisiana State University. 

July 3, 2024

See related: Rural Issues, United States

Watchful, skeptics, and system distrusters: Characteristics associated with different types of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among U.S. working-age adults

Xue Zhang, Shannon M. Monnat

“Watchful, skeptics, and system distrusters: Characteristics associated with different types of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among U.S. working-age adults,” co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in Vaccine.

July 2, 2024

Earnings and Employment Patterns Following Child-Care Subsidy Receipt

W. Clay Fannin, Colleen Heflin, Taryn Morrissey
“Earnings and Employment Patterns Following Child-Care Subsidy Receipt,” co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, and Ph.D. student W. Clay Fannin, was published in Social Service Review.
July 1, 2024

Understanding the Emergence of Computational Institutional Science: A Review of Computational Modeling of Institutions and Institutional Dynamics

Nicholas Oesterling, Graham Ambrose, Jiho Kim
"Understanding the Emergence of Computational Institutional Science: A Review of Computational Modeling of Institutions and Institutional Dynamics," co-authored by Nicholas Oesterling, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, Graham Ambrose, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, and Jiho Kim, Graduate Research Associate for the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, was published in the International Journal of the Commons.
June 21, 2024

See related: Research Methods

Evaluating conflict in collaborative environmental governance: A study of environmental justice councils

Graham Ambrose, Jangmin Kim, Saba Siddiki
"Evaluating conflict in collaborative environmental governance: A study of environmental justice councils," co-authored by Graham Ambrose, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, and Saba Siddiki, director of the Center for Policy Design and Governance, was published in the Review of Policy Research.
June 6, 2024

See related: Environment, United States

Understanding policy evolution using institutional grammar: net metering policies in the United States

Graham Ambrose, Myriam Gregoire-Zawilski, Saba Siddiki, Nicholas Oesterling
"Understanding policy evolution using institutional grammar: net metering policies in the United States," co-authored by Graham Ambrose, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, Myriam Gregoire-Zawilski, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Research, Saba Siddiki, director of the Center for Policy Design and Governance, and Nicholas Oesterling, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, was published in Policy Design and Practice.
June 6, 2024

See related: Energy, United States

A policy design perspective on electricity rates

Nicholas Oesterling
"A policy design perspective on electricity rates," authored by Nicholas Oesterling, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, was published in Policy Design and Practice.
June 6, 2024

See related: Energy, United States

Assessing Drivers of Sustained Engagement in Collaborative Governance Arrangements

Graham Ambrose, Saba Siddiki
"Assessing Drivers of Sustained Engagement in Collaborative Governance Arrangements," co-authored by Saba Siddiki, director of the Center for Policy Design and Governance, and Graham Ambrose, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, was published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.
June 6, 2024

See related: Environment, United States

Evaluating Use of Evidence in U.S. State Governments: A Conjoint Analysis

Chengxin Xu, Yuan (Daniel) Cheng, Shuping Wang, Weston Merrick, Patrick Carter
"Evaluating Use of Evidence in U.S. State Governments: A Conjoint Analysis," co-authored by Shuping Wang, a Graduate Research Associate in the Center for Policy Design and Governance and Center for Policy Research, was published in SSRN.
June 6, 2024

State COVID-19 Policies and Drug Overdose Mortality Among Working-Age Adults in the United States, 2020

Douglas A. Wolf, Shannon M. Monnat, Emily E. Wiemers, Yue Sun, Xue Zhang, Elyse R. Grossman, Jennifer Karas Montez

“State COVID-19 Policies and Drug Overdose Mortality Among Working-Age Adults in the United States, 2020,” co-authored by Maxwell faculty members Douglas Wolf, Shannon Monnat, Emily Weimers and Jennifer Karas Montez, was published in the American Journal of Public Health.

May 20, 2024

States’ COVID-19 Restrictions were Associated with Increases in Drug Overdose Deaths in 2020

Douglas A. Wolf, Shannon M. Monnat, Jennifer Karas Montez, Emily Wiemers, and Elyse Grossman
This brief summarizes the findings of a paper that used national data to identify how states’ COVID-19 policies affected drug overdose rates among U.S. adults ages 25-64 during the first year of the pandemic.
May 15, 2024

Tax Flights

Koleman Strumpf
This report, by Koleman Strumpf, studies the method of tax evasion wherein strategic plane owners evade property taxes by flying to certain locations on a particular date, also known as "tax flights."
May 10, 2024

Assessment Regressivity and the Homestead Exemption

Ruchi Singh and Daniel McMillen
This report, by Ruchi Singh, calculates the size of the homestead exemption that would eliminate regressivity for 9,091 municipalities. 
May 3, 2024

Pay-to-Stay as Stategraft

Gabriela Kirk-Werner, April D. Fernandes. Brittany Friedman

“Pay-to-Stay as Stategraft,” co-authored by Assistant Professor of Sociology Gabriela Kirk-Werner, was published in the Wisconsin Law Review.

April 18, 2024

Optimal Property Taxes

Arpit Gupta
This report, by Arpit Gupta, studies optimal property taxes.
April 12, 2024

Social Infrastructure Availability and Suicide Rates among Working-Age Adults in the United States

Xue Zhang, Danielle C. Rhubart, Shannon M. Monnat

“Social Infrastructure Availability and Suicide Rates among Working-Age Adults in the United States,” co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.

April 10, 2024

Shifting Cohort Patterns in the Use of Drugs with Elevated Overdose Risk in the United States

Kira England, Liying Luo, Ashton M Verdery, Shannon M Monnat

“Shifting Cohort Patterns in the Use of Drugs with Elevated Overdose Risk in the United States,” co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in Social Problems.

April 3, 2024

See related: Addiction, United States

Real Estate Investors and Property Taxation

Serena Wenjing Xiao
This report, by Serena Xiao, studies the inequality in property taxation in the U.S. single-family home market based on a property’s assessed value.
April 1, 2024

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