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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.
- Dual Parental Employment Leads To Significant Rise In Childhood Obesity ATLANTA—Dual-income parents’ work hours lead to sizeable increases in their children’s probability of being overweight and obese, according to Georgia State University economists Charles Courtemanche, Rusty Tchernis and Xilin Zhou. The post Dual Parental Employment Leads To Significant Rise In Childhood Obesity appeared first on News Hub.News
- Research Finds Immigrants More Trusting Of Native-born Americans ATLANTA—First-generation immigrants in the United States are as trusting of native-born American citizens as those native-born are of each other in their interactions, according to research by Georgia State University economist and his colleague. However, these new immigrants do not show the same levels of trust among other immigrants. The post Research Finds Immigrants More Trusting Of Native-born Americans appeared first on News Hub.News
- External Structures Can Stymie Policies Designed to Improve Education for Minority Students ATLANTA—Education policy is of topmost interest to Jurée Capers, an assistant professor of public management and policy in the Andrew Young School. Her research puts a different spin on the subject, though, by examining the structures inside and outside educational institutions that impact underrepresented populations. The post External Structures Can Stymie Policies Designed to Improve Education for Minority Students appeared first on News Hub.News
- Wallace Serving as Interim Dean of the Andrew Young School at Georgia State University ATLANTA—Professor Sally Wallace, Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, is leading the school as interim dean for the 2017-2018 academic year, which began July 1. The post Wallace Serving as Interim Dean of the Andrew Young School at Georgia State University appeared first on News Hub.News
Our alumni often remain engaged, playing active and important roles in our students’ exposure to policy-related careers. Many of our alumni remain involved with the school as mentors, volunteers and board members. Read some of their stories on our alumni pages!
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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
Janelle A. Kerlin was co-applicant with Hieu Ngo of the University of Calgary on the grant proposal, “Connection Grant for Promoting Vibrant Social Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia.” The grant was recently funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for $23,000.
The Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI), of which the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) is a leading partner, was awarded the Health Connect South Best Collaboration Award at the Health Connect South 2016 annual meeting on Sept. 21, 2016, in Atlanta. Led by the GHPC, United Way and the Atlanta Regional Commission, ARCHI has brought together more than 70 community partners committed to do their part to improve key indicators of health and well-being for all Atlantans.
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).