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Operating amid one of the nation’s greatest concentrations of courts, legislative bodies and government agencies,
the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies brings the different lenses of public policy, social work, criminology and economics together into focus.
- Andrew Young School Appoints Interim Dean For Research, Strategic Initiatives ATLANTA—Distinguished University Professor Ann-Margaret Esnard has assumed the role of interim Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives for the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies effective August 21, 2017. The post Andrew Young School Appoints Interim Dean For Research, Strategic Initiatives appeared first on News Hub.News
- Professor Gordon Vernick Featured In Public Art Exhibit For Atlanta Jazz Festival ATLANTA—In honor of the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s 40th Anniversary, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs recently installed a collection of photographs of jazz musicians in storefront windows throughout south downtown Atlanta. The project features 23 striking images of musicians who have entertained festival audiences over the past 39 years, including School of Music’s Dr. Gordon Vernick, Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies. The post Professor Gordon Vernick Featured In Public Art Exhibit For Atlanta Jazz Festival appeared first on News Hub.News
- Family Well-being Grows Faster When Wives Earn More Than Husbands ATLANTA—Economists at Georgia State have discovered that family welfare — an economic measure of satisfaction, well-being or “happiness” — grew faster during the last two decades in U.S. households where wives earned higher wages than their husbands, outpacing its growth in families where the husband earned more or where husband and wife earned the same wages. The post Family Well-being Grows Faster When Wives Earn More Than Husbands appeared first on News Hub.News
- Dual Parental Employment Leads To Significant Rise In Childhood Obesity ATLANTA—Dual-income parents’ work hours lead to sizeable increases in their children’s probability of being overweight and obese, according to Georgia State University economists Charles Courtemanche, Rusty Tchernis and Xilin Zhou. The post Dual Parental Employment Leads To Significant Rise In Childhood Obesity appeared first on News Hub.News
Our alumni often remain engaged, playing active and important roles in our students’ exposure to policy-related careers. Many of our alumni remain involved with the school as mentors, volunteers and board members. Read some of their stories on our alumni pages!
Our faculty share a unique entrepreneurial approach to policy scholarship and research, providing rigorous academic training and relevant practical experiences for our students.
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“The blending of classroom experience with work experience made what the professors were teaching us crystal clear. It cemented in my mind the importance and responsibility of being a prosecutor, who is probably the most powerful person in the criminal justice system.”
Alumnus and Judge Gregory Adams, DeKalb County Superior Court
Janelle A. Kerlin was co-applicant with Hieu Ngo of the University of Calgary on the grant proposal, “Connection Grant for Promoting Vibrant Social Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia.” The grant was recently funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for $23,000.
The Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI), of which the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) is a leading partner, was awarded the Health Connect South Best Collaboration Award at the Health Connect South 2016 annual meeting on Sept. 21, 2016, in Atlanta. Led by the GHPC, United Way and the Atlanta Regional Commission, ARCHI has brought together more than 70 community partners committed to do their part to improve key indicators of health and well-being for all Atlantans.
The Southern Economic Journal in 2016 named “Provision versus Appropriation in Symmetric and Asymmetric Social Dilemmas” by economists James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and their co-authors as a top-cited paper in 2013 and 2014.
The London School of Economics ran a story about professor Paula Stephan’s (ECON) and her co-author’s paper, “HOW TO BOOST THE PHD LABOUR MARKET? FACTS FROM THE PHD SYSTEM SIDE.”
Clinical associate professors Grace O (ECON) and Shelby Frost (ECON) are leading the Department of Economics’ participation in a $515,000 grant received by Georgia State University through the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. The grant, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be used over a 3-year period to accelerate the use of high-quality adaptive courseware that personalizes learning and improves undergraduate education. GSU was one of seven public universities to receive the grant.
Associate Professor Cathy Yang Liu (PMAP) was appointed managing editor for the Journal of Urban Affairs, the official journal of the Urban Affairs Association that focuses on urban research and policy analysis. Liu is also editing the special issue, “Urban Transformation in Asia and the Pacific Rim: Economic Transitions, Institutions, and Development Policies.”
The Andrew Young School’s 2016 class of 25 Mandela Washington Fellows met President Barack Obama in the White House at the Presidential Summit for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative in August 2016. President Obama holds the summit to, in part, thank the program directors from the 40 participating universities, including Sharon Hill (PMAP).