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Adopting the Standard Medical Deduction Increased State SNAP Enrollment and Benefits

Yuwei Zhang, Jun Li, Dongmei Zuo, and Colleen M. Heflin
Simplifying administrative requirements for SNAP would make it easier for older adults and people with disabilities to participate in the program.
February 21, 2024

The Next Wave of Energy Innovation: Which Technologies? Which Skills?

David Popp, Francesco Vona, Myriam Grégoire-Zawilski, Giovanni Marin

"The Next Wave of Energy Innovation: Which Technologies? Which Skills?," co-authored by David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.

February 15, 2024

Implicit Land Taxes and Their Effect on the Real Economy

Daniel Murphy and Nathan Seegert
This report, by Nathan Seegert, shows that land taxes are associated with higher density, neighborhood diversity, business formation, and other indicators of economic performance.
February 2, 2024

Tax Streams, Land Rents, and Urban Land Allocation

Yugang Tang, Zhihao Su, Yilin Hou, Zhendong Yin
January 18, 2024

Geographically specific associations between county-level socioeconomic and household distress and mortality from drug poisoning, suicide, alcohol, and homicide among working-age adults in the United States

Xue Zhang, Shannon M. Monnat

"Geographically specific associations between county-level socioeconomic and household distress and mortality from drug poisoning, suicide, alcohol, and homicide among working-age adults in the United States," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in SSM - Population Health.

January 11, 2024

Waiving SNAP Interviews during the COVID-19 Pandemic Increased SNAP Caseloads

Colleen Heflin, William Clay Fannin, Leonard Lopoo, and Siobhan O’Keefe
Counties that implemented the SNAP interview waiver during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced a 5% increase in SNAP participation.
January 10, 2024

Stronger Regulations on Air Pollution Could Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rates

Yue Sun
Cutting air pollution to match the World Health Organization’s proposed standards could have prevented over 300,000 cardiovascular disease deaths in 2016-18. 
December 6, 2023

Assessment frequency and equity of the property tax: Latest evidence from Philadelphia

Yilin Hou, Lei Ding, David J. Schwegman, Alaina G. Barca

"Assessment frequency and equity of the property tax: Latest evidence from Philadelphia," co-authored by Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

November 30, 2023

See related: Taxation, United States

Extreme Weather Events and Local Fiscal Responses: Evidence from U.S. Counties

Qing Miao, Michael Abrigo, Yilin Hou, Yanjun (Penny) Liao

"Extreme Weather Events and Local Fiscal Responses: Evidence from U.S. Counties," co-authored by Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in Economics of Disasters and Climate Change.

November 20, 2023

Behavioral Science Interventions Could Increase SNAP Comprehension and Awareness Among Military Families

Colleen Heflin, Hannah Patnaik, Leonard Lopoo, and Siobhan O’Keefe
Making small behavioral science informed changes to SNAP informational flyers increased military & veteran families’ knowledge about benefits & may help to increase SNAP uptake in this population. 
November 15, 2023

Training future professors in public budgeting, finance, and financial management: The Inter-University Consortium for PhD courses

Yilin Hou, Philip Joyce, Kurt Thurmaier, Katherine Willoughby

“Training future professors in public budgeting, finance, and financial management: The Inter-University Consortium for PhD courses,” co-authored by Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in the Journal of Public Affairs Education.

November 10, 2023

See related: Education, United States

Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use: Spillovers to Police Safety

Monica Deza, Thanh Lu, Johanna Catherine Maclean, Alberto Ortega
September 22, 2023

COVID-19 Has Strengthened the Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption and Domestic Violence

Aaron Chalfin, Shooshan Danagoulian, and Monica Deza
September 19, 2023

The Mundlak Spatial Estimator

Badi H. Baltagi
September 18, 2023

Explaining the U.S. rural disadvantage in COVID-19 case and Death rates during the Delta-Omicron surge: The role of politics, vaccinations, population health, and social determinants

Malia Jones, Mahima Bhattar, Emma Henning, Shannon M. Monnat

"Explaining the U.S. rural disadvantage in COVID-19 case and Death rates during the Delta-Omicron surge: The role of politics, vaccinations, population health, and social determinants," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in Social Science & Medicine.

September 6, 2023

Understanding regulation using the Institutional Grammar 2.0

Saba Siddiki, Christopher K. Frantz

"Understanding regulation using the Institutional Grammar 2.0," co-authored by Saba Siddiki, director of the Center for Policy Design and Governance, was published in Regulation & Governance.

August 16, 2023

COVID-19 Mortality Rates were Higher in States that Limited Governments from Enacting Public Health Emergency Orders

Xue Zhang, Mildred E. Warner, and Gen Meredith

The emergency public health policies that state and local governments enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in lower infection and death rates than would have occurred without these policies. New research from CPR & Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar Xue Zhang finds that states with unified Republican control were more likely to limit emergency authority during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in higher COVID-19 death rates in those states.

August 16, 2023

Adoption Of Standard Medical Deduction Increased SNAP Enrollment And Benefits In 21 Participating States

Jun Li, Dongmei Zuo, Colleen Heflin

"Adoption Of Standard Medical Deduction Increased SNAP Enrollment And Benefits In 21 Participating States," co-authored by Professors Jun Li and Colleen Heflin, and Ph.D. student Dongmei Zuo, was published in Health Affairs.

August 8, 2023

Local Control, Discretion, and Administrative Burden: SNAP Interview Waivers and Caseloads During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Colleen Heflin, William Clay Fannin, Leonard Lopoo

"Local Control, Discretion, and Administrative Burden: SNAP Interview Waivers and Caseloads During the COVID-19 Pandemic," co-authored by Maxwell faculty members Colleen Heflin and Leonard Lopoo, and doctoral student William Clay Fannin, was published in The American Review of Public Administration.

July 25, 2023

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