What Others Are Saying

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 Janelle Bassett Kerlin (PMAP-Nonprofit Studies) received the 2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Social Enterprise Journal.

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.”

Professor Sally Wallace (ECON) was appointed associate editor of International Tax and Public Finance.

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.