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Professor Examines History Assigning Life Monetary Value

Posted On May 26, 2015 by Karey Perkins, Ph.D

Putting a monetary value on human life is controversial, so economists have attempted to side-step this moral thicket by transforming the question into one about the value of risks.

Economist Spencer Banzhaf reviews this topic in his paper, “The Cold War Origins of the Value of Statistical Life (VSL),” which he presented at the History… more »

Mark Reed’s Classes Are Murder

Posted On October 27, 2014 by Karey Perkins, Ph.D.
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Mark Reed teaches about murder: the types of murder, the kinds of people who murder, the ways to murder, but most importantly, the reasons why people murder. And one of the more popular courses this associate professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology teaches is CRJU 4900: Serial Killers.

“This course always fills up, and it’s… more »

Government Accountability Office Selects AYSPS Trainees

Posted On June 17, 2014
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Graduate students Caroline Neidhold, Andrew Brown and Angela Smith are spending the summer as student trainees in the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s Atlanta regional location. GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the “congressional watchdog,” the agency investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.

The classmates, armed with a… more »

Georgia State University’s Policy School Celebrates 204 New Graduates

Posted On February 19, 2014
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ATLANTA, GA. – Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) Class of 2013 celebrated the graduation of 204 future policy makers, community and nonprofit leaders, researchers, educators and entrepreneurs during its December 19, 2013, recognition ceremony. More than one-third of this year’s class was first generation college graduates.

Undergraduate and graduate degrees… more »

Georgia State Was There For Me

Posted On December 11, 2013
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Alumnus John Avery is a modest gentleman whose spirit of generosity and humility is evident as he speaks fondly of a life spent working and giving back to his church, family and friends. The Hiawassee, Georgia, resident enjoys the quietness of his beautiful mountain environment, just minutes from the Helen Alpine Village tourist area.

A… more »