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The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean

December 18, 2021
In her new book, "The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021), Tessa Murphy, assistant professor of history, traces how generations of Indigenous Kalinagos, free and enslaved Africans and settlers from a variety of European nations used maritime routes to forge connections that spanned the eastern Caribbean.

The impact of pork-barrel capital funding in schools: Evidence from participatory budgeting in NYC

December 16, 2021
Michah Rothbart examines the impact of pork-barrel capital funding in New York City schools in a study published in Public Budgeting & Finance.

‘It’s history in the making all around us’: examining COVID-19 through the lenses of HIV and epidemic history

December 2, 2021
"'It’s history in the making all around us': examining COVID-19 through the lenses of HIV and epidemic history," co-authored by Professor Andrew London, was published in Culture, Health & Sexuality. The study aims to determine how men living in the USA make sense of COVID-19 in the light of their collective knowledge and/or memories of the HIV pandemic, and provides evidence regarding the social organization of a contemporary pandemic and how individuals perceive and guard against risk, assign responsibility for virus transmission and acquisition, and navigate the threat of a potentially deadly infection.

Impacts of Property Tax Levy on Housing Price and Rent: Theoretical Models and Simulation with Insights on the Timing of China Adopting the Property Tax

December 2, 2021
Professor Yilin Hou examines the  impact of property tax levy (RPT) on China’s housing price in article published in China Finance and Economic Review.

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Limited contracts, limited quality? effects of adjunct instructors on student outcomes

December 1, 2021
In an article published in Economics of Education Review, Assistant Professor of Economics Maria Zhu examines the effects of adjunct professors on student outcomes.

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The Effect of EITC Exposure in Childhood on Marriage and Early Childbearing

December 1, 2021
Katherine Michelmore and Len Lopoo examine the effect of Earned Income Tax Credit exposure in childhood on marriage and early childbearing.

The Platform Economy and the Smart City: Technology and the Transformation of Urban Policy

November 29, 2021
In his new book, “The Platform Economy and the Smart City: Technology and the Transformation of Urban Policy” (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021), Maxwell School faculty member Austin Zwick explores the intersection between urban planning and technological change.

The Pursuit of Salvation. Community, Space, and Discipline in Early Medieval Monasticism

November 12, 2021
In his new book, “The Pursuit of Salvation. Community, Space, and Discipline in Monasticism” (Brepolis Publishers, 2021), Maxwell School faculty member Albrecht Diem provides a new view on the emergence of monastic life in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages–an institution and form of life that had a deep impact on Western culture.

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Limited Contracts, Limited Quality? Effects of Adjunct Instructors on Student Outcomes in Higher Education

October 22, 2021
Zhu paper on the effects of adjunct instructors on student outcomes published in Econ of Edu Review

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Balancing the Halo Data Surveillance Disclosure and Algorithmic Opacity in Smart Hearing Aids

October 19, 2021

This study explores algorithmic opacity in smart hearing aids, examines data surveillance disclosures and positions findings within relevant legal contexts.

Measuring Correlation-to-Causation Exaggeration in Press Releases

October 19, 2021
The result of an NSF-funded project, the authors propose a Natural Language Processing approach to identify when press releases overstate causal claims for research that was originally observational and designed to establish correlational findings.

Risk Factors Explaining Military Deaths From Suicide, 2008–2017: A Latent Class Analysis

September 25, 2021
Sociologists Scott Landes, Andrew London and Janet Wilmoth examine the risk factors in military deaths by suicide.

Coalitional Lobbying and Intersectional Representation in American Rulemaking

August 13, 2021

In her article published in American Political Science Review, Assistant Professor of Political Science Maraam Dwidar's argues that interest groups representing women, people of color, Native nations, and the poor strategically conduct intersectional advocacy through coalitional lobbying.

Bringing abolition in: Addressing carceral logics in social science research

August 10, 2021
Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science, and co-authors review and offer theoretical groundings and empirical approaches to the study of abolition.

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