Strengthening Economic Policymaking in South Africa

Posted On June 28, 2015

Ministers and other leaders in developing countries often call upon Andrew Young School faculty to ignite capacity-building initiatives. The government’s goal is often to strengthen its key governing and policymaking competencies.

Through this work, the school lays the groundwork for effective public policy in local and national governments worldwide that will help promote economic… more »

Patient-Initiated Workplace Violence Affects Outcomes

Posted On June 22, 2015 by Jennifer Giarratano

ATLANTA–More than four out of five counselors who treat patients for substance abuse have experienced some form of patient-initiated workplace violence according to the first national study to examine the issue, led by Georgia State University Professor Brian E. Bride.


The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, is… more »

AYSPS Faculty and Staff Honored for Excellence and Years of Service

Posted On June 22, 2015 by Marcia Jones Cross

Three members of the Andrew Young School faculty and staff were celebrated at a recent luncheon for their excellence as servant-leaders who go beyond the call of duty in the classroom, in their research and through their caring spirit to serve and go the extra mile.


Michael Shapiro, clinical Instructor and Alpharetta Center coordinator… more »

A Better Way To Evaluate Conservation Policies Found by Georgia State Researchers

ATLANTA – Protected forested areas in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand have prevented the release of more than 1,000 million additional tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, an economic service provided by nature worth at least $5 billion, according to new research by Georgia State University economist Paul Ferraro with alumnus… more »

Major Grants Fund CJC Research

Pridemore Analyzes The Social Environment And Suicide

Distinguished University Professor William Alex Pridemore has been awarded $141,000 from the National Institute of Mental Health as part of a $1.9 million project with Indiana University: “Modeling the Social Environmental Influences and Mechanisms of Suicide.”

“Our goal is to bring together several large datasets in an… more »

MPA Alumnus Exemplifies the AYSPS Brand

Posted On May 31, 2015 by Marcia Jones Cross
Categories News

Take a stroll around downtown Atlanta on any given day and you will see a neatly uniformed Downtown Ambassador pointing a conventioneer in the right direction, another steam cleaning the sidewalks, and others doing any number of activities. They work around the clock to foster a safe and inviting downtown for the area’s visitors,… more »

MSW Community Projects Provide Tools Nonprofits Can Use

Posted On May 26, 2015 by Marcia Jones Cross, Jennifer Giarratano

Every summer finds Fred Brooks distributing Requests for Proposals to several Atlanta social work agencies, nonprofits and other community agencies. The RFP asks for projects that can be completed by teams of second-year Master of Social Work students and will provide a tangible return to the agency or nonprofit.

“We reach out to this community… more »

Professor Examines History Assigning Life Monetary Value

Posted On May 26, 2015 by Karey Perkins, Ph.D

Putting a monetary value on human life is controversial, so economists have attempted to side-step this moral thicket by transforming the question into one about the value of risks.

Economist Spencer Banzhaf reviews this topic in his paper, “The Cold War Origins of the Value of Statistical Life (VSL),” which he presented at the History… more »

New Research Finds “Coolness” Motivates Young Suburban Drug Dealers Who Quit to Avoid Problems

Posted On May 11, 2015

ATLANTA–Young, white suburban drug dealers and stereotypical urban dealers are motivated to sell drugs for the same reason – to be “cool,” but when suburban dealers are exposed to extreme violence or serious legal consequences they are more likely to quit, according to a new book by criminologists at Georgia State University.

“It’s unfortunate… more »

AYSPS is Selected to Train Young African Leaders

Posted On April 27, 2015 by Jennifer French Giarratano

ATLANTA – The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University has been selected as a host partner in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders initiative.

Starting mid-June, the school will host 25 emerging young business, civic and public leaders from several African countries for six weeks of academic and leadership… more »