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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.
- Center of Excellence Presents on Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Treatment for KidsThe Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health at the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) employs a three-pronged focus on research, policy, and practice. The Center of Excellence’s research and evaluation team assesses behavioral health program effectiveness, while the center’s policy analysis team appraises financing structures and service delivery opportunities for improving the behavioral health… more » The post Center of Excellence Presents on Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Treatment for Kids appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- Georgia Schools Awarded $104,000 for Student Health InitiativesGeorgia Shape, the Governor’s Childhood Obesity Initiative, is proud to announce that 26 schools have been awarded $104,000 in physical activity and nutrition grants for the 2016-2017 school year. Presented at two levels, core grants (nutrition focused) for $3,000 each and enhanced grants (both nutrition and physical activity focused) for $5,000 each, the funding empowers… more » The post Georgia Schools Awarded $104,000 for Student Health Initiatives appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- Collaboration a Focus of New Economics Chair Shif GurmuShiferaw “Shif” Gurmu, the new chair of the Department of Economics, holds a passionate commitment for building strong collaborations within the Andrew Young School and with other departments across the campus. An econometrics expert and former World Bank consultant, Gurmu has been on the Andrew Young School faculty since 1998. Prior to joining… more » The post Collaboration a Focus of New Economics Chair Shif Gurmu appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- Alumna is Welcoming AtlantaTwenty years after Atlanta welcomed athletes, families, fans and media from more than 160 countries to town for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Mayor Kasim Reed’s staff is working to make Atlanta a Welcoming City for its immigrants and refugees. Atlanta joins 21 other U.S. cities in “Building a Nation of Neighbors,” the Welcoming America… more » The post Alumna is Welcoming Atlanta appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
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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
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).
The Southern Criminal Justice Association honored students Jane Daquin (Ph.D. candidate, Criminal Justice & Criminology, ‘17) with its Outstanding Graduate Student Award and Samantha Donovan (B.S., Criminal Justice & Criminology, ’16) with its Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award in 2016.