When it comes to living and working in the Atlanta metropolitan area, the issue of transportation brings about lively discussions. From MARTA to the new downtown streetcar system to the Beltline, Atlantans always have an opinion about transportation and its impact on our community.
Yet having an opinion or just having a good idea is… more »
ATLANTA—When crafted correctly and enforced, public policy can influence the amount and pattern of alcohol consumption in populations and prevent a significant number of alcohol-related deaths according to new research by criminologist and social epidemiologist William Alex Pridemore at Georgia State University.
Alcohol-related harm is responsible for 2.5 million deaths annually and is… more »
State merit-based aid programs have become a popular method used to reward high-performing students seeking a college degree. However, economics professor David Sjoquist and alumnus John Winters (Oklahoma State University) are doing research that shows how merit-based aid can result in unintended consequences that potentially work against these goals as the programs are currently… more »
Georgia State University professor W. Bartley Hildreth was named the new executive director of the National Tax Association (NTA) during its annual Conference on Taxation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 13-15, 2014. An expert in public budgeting and finance, particularly in tax policy and municipal securities, Hildreth serves on the faculty in the Andrew… more »
ATLANTA–Professors Paul Ferraro of Georgia State University and Kent Messer of the University of Delaware will head the newly created Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research (CBEAR), supported with a $750,000 award from the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
CBEAR-affiliated faculty will use behavioral and… more »
ATLANTA – Medical doctors will soon be able to use the combined wisdom of hundreds of other doctors and thousands of patient variables to help them determine the safest, healthiest and most cost-effective day on which to discharge each of their patients.
In the Usery Lecture held October 8, 2014, Robert Moffitt, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University, spoke about the surprising changes in the U.S. welfare system over time.
Moffitt’s lecture, “The Deserving Poor, the Family, and the U.S. Welfare System,” provided a long-run overview of the U.S. welfare system. It focused on… more »
Imagine your son walking out of school one day and being abducted to fight in a civil war.
For years, from 1989 to 2003, Liberian children were targeted, abducted and sent to Saclepea, Liberia, which became a training ground for child soldiers. These children spent more time engaged in war than in school, and the… more »
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.