World Bank Awards $209,000 to Georgia State University Economists Working in Pakistan.

ATLANTA – The World Bank recently awarded $209,000 to economists with the International Center of Public Policy (ICEPP) at Georgia State University to conduct impact evaluations in the two northwest regions of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan. Their work will help Pakistan adopt policy measures to stabilize the area as its government, the… more »

Georgia State University’s Public Management and Policy Research Earns Top Rankings

Posted On July 22, 2014

ATLANTA–Two recent independent studies rank the Department of Public Management and Policy (PMAP) at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies among the elite programs in the world in terms of research productivity.

A first study in the Journal of Public Affairs Education places PMAP as one of the top 20 departments worldwide… more »

Ghana Requires More Access to Education for its Development

This Maymester I joined 14 other students from Georgia State University on a study abroad trip to Ghana, Africa. The mission of the trip – developed by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies – was to study social enterprises, nongovernmental organizations and Ghana’s development status through various lectures and site visits and by living… more »

Andrew Young School Scholarships

August 1 Application Deadline Announced for Andrew Young School Scholarships

Undergraduate and graduate students of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies are encouraged to apply two school-wide academic scholarships for 2014-15. Applications must be submitted online no later than Friday, August 1, 2014, before midnight. More than $30,000 is available to be awarded this… more »

Wright to Chair Georgia State University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Professor Richard C. Wright, an accomplished urban ethnographer known worldwide for his research and fieldwork in the area of street crime, joins Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies on August 1 to chair the school’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Wright comes to Atlanta from the University of Missouri-St.… more »

Georgia State University’s M.S.W. Program Earns No. 5 Ranking for Affordability

ATLANTA–The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree program at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies has been ranked No. 5 among the Top 25 Most Affordable Master’s in Social Work Programs by the online social work education and career resource,

The affordability ranking was developed by comparing the tuition… more »

AYSPS Students Celebrated

Posted On June 27, 2014

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies celebrated the achievements of more than 100 of its students during the 18th Annual Honors Day Program on March 25, 2014, at the Georgia State University Student Center Ballroom.

Award categories recognized at the School level included: The Andrew Young Fellowship, awarded to Ph.D. students Mahmoud Elsayed (Public… more »

U.S. Housing Policies Increase Carbon Output, Researcher Finds

Land use policies and preferential tax treatment for housing–in the form of federal income tax deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes–have increased carbon emissions in the United States by approximately 2.7 percent, almost 6 percent annually in new home construction, according to a new Georgia State University study.

Economist Kyle Mangum, an… 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 »

Released Prisoners Are More Likely to Suffer Early Death, Study Finds

Men who have been incarcerated and released are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those who have not been imprisoned, according to a new study published by Georgia State University criminologist William Alex Pridemore.

Former prisoners are more likely to die early from infectious and respiratory diseases, drug overdoses and… more »

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