What Others Are Saying


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.”

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).

Alumnus Lorenzo Almada (Ph.D., Economics, ’14) organized and directed the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop at the School of Social work at Columbia University. Student Qihua Qiu (Ph.D. candidate, Economics) and alumnus Fernando Rios Avila (Ph.D., Economics, ’13) participated.

Ann-Margaret Esnard, a Second Century Initiative professor of public management and policy, is serving as a co-investigator on a three-year, $2.2 million National Science Foundation project titled “Critical, Resilient, Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes,” or CRISP. (2015)

Alumna and associate professor of public policy Nevbahar Ertas (Ph.D. in Public Management and Policy) was awarded tenure with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Government. (2015)

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal reappointed Jan Ligon, associate professor of social work and B.S.W. program director, to the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. (2015)