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January 16, 2013

Brandon Bartels, GWIPP Policy Research Scholar and Assistant Professor of Political Science, published "On the Ideological Foundations of Supreme Court Legitimacy in the American Public" in the January issue of the American Journal of Political Science.

October 25, 2012

We have released our annual call for Policy Research Scholar Proposals. Please visit the Policy Research Scholar page for more information, including the cover sheet needed to apply.

October 18, 2012

Research Professor Gregory Squires, along with Professor Marcus Raskin, has edited and published a book, Warfare Welfare: The Not-So-Hidden Costs of America's Permanent War Economy with Potomac Books, Inc. He has also published an article in the Journal of Urban Affairs, 34 (1): 29-33, titled "Beyond the Mobility versus Place Debate."

October 16, 2012

Research Assistant Eric Stokan will be giving a paper presentation next month at the APPAM Conference titled, "Developing Successful Policy Abandonment Practices for a Down Economy." Also, an article of his, "Justification for a State-Level Earned Income Tax Credit Expansion," has been selected for Policy Perspectives.

October 11, 2012

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration Dylan Conger received the Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Public Administration.

August 31, 2012

Former GWIPP Director Hal Wolman has been awarded the Norton Long Career Achievement Award by the American Political Science Association. Congratulations!

July 26, 2012

Sarah Ficenec, a Research Assistant with GWIPP, has presented at two conferences this year. The first was in April at the 42nd Urban Affairs Association Conference in Pittsburgh; she presented a paper, "Economic Development Policy Making Networks in the Cleveland and Detroit Regions." The second was in June at the 5th Annual Political Networks Conference in Boulder where she presented a poster on the same paper. She received fellowships from the National Science Foundation to attend the event.

July 19, 2012

At a Joint Economic Committee Hearing on “The Economic Impact of Ending or Reducing Funding for the American Community Survey and other Government Statistics,” Research Professor Andrew Reamer discussed how the American Community Survey and 2012 Economic Census are integral to public and private sector decision-making.

July 18, 2012

At a Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management hearing on “Census: Planning Ahead for 2020,” Research Professor Andrew Reamer testified about approaches to maintaining the reliability of American Community Survey data while addressing constituent concerns about privacy and harassment.

July 10, 2012

Policy Research Scholar Diana Burley has been appointed to the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee of the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science.

Former Policy Research Scholar Michelle Stock has received a grant from the National Institute of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse. The title of the project is, "Discrimination, drug use, and risky sex cognitions among young African Americans."

May 31, 2012

Today is Hal Wolman's final day as Director of GWIPP. He will continue to teach in the Department of Political Science. Garry Young will replace Hal as Interim Director.

May 23, 2012

Research Professor David Brunori wrote an opinion article in The Christian Science Monitor titled, "Your employer may be pocketing your state income tax."

Research Professor Andrew Reamer is quoted in The New York Times, Sunday Review article, "The Beginning of the End of the Census?"

May 10, 2012

Former Research Professor Andrea Sarzynski andResearch Assistant Jeremy Larrieu, along with Gireesh Shrimali, have published an article in Energy Policy, titled, "The impact of state financial incentives on market deployment of solar techonology."

"Chronically-Distressed Metropolitan Area Economies," Travis St. Clair, Howard Wial (Brookings Institution), and Hal Wolman, April 2012. Paper presented at the annual meeting of The Urban Affairs Association, April 2012.

May 3, 2012

Research Professor David Brunori is quoted in a Denver Post article, "Colorado school-supply tax-holiday bill draws wide support, disdain."

March 26, 2012

Research Professor Stephen Crawford has a newly published article in the Educause Review, titled, "Harnessing the Power of Information Technology: Open Business Models in Higher Education."

March 19, 2012

Senior Research Associate Cathy Collins and Research ProfessorDavid Brunori have been appointed to the District of Columbia Tax Revision Commission. Nine members were nominated to the commission by Chairman Brown and Mayor Gray. The commission will be chaired by former DC Mayor Tony Williams. “The appointees to the commission have a wide range of knowledge and background to bring to bear on this reform project,” said Chairman Brown. “Their experience includes tax law, academia, economics, financial education, and other areas. The diversity of experience will ensure that we have a balanced and informed approach to this issue.”

Geoffrey Propheter, Research Assistant with GWIPP, published an article with Policy & Internet, titled, "Incetivizing out-of-state vendor compliance with sales tax revenue debates." It can be found here.

Research Assistant Diana Hincapie has a new publication, "The Impact of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Household Income in Colombia,"Policy Perspectives, Vol. 19, 2012.

March 6, 2012

Research Professor John Gist has recently gained funding from the PEW Foundation for his research, “The Effect of the Great Recession on the Wealth Mobility and Retirement Preparedness of Baby Boomers.” He has also published an article with Carlos Figueiredo and Satyendra Verma, "Boom and Bust: Housing Equity Withdrawal and Consumption Decisions and Their Impacts on Household Wealth," Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 24(1), 1-28.

At the invitation of staff from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Research Professor Andrew Reamer submitted a letter for the record regarding the proposal by Rep. Ted Poe to make household participation in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey voluntary rather than mandatory. The committee’s Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives held a March 6 hearing, "The Pros and Cons of Making the Census Bureau's American Community Survey Voluntary," on Mr. Poe’s bill.

February 23, 2012

Policy Research Scholar Sharon Lynch responds to President Obama's State of the Union address. The article can be found here.

February 16, 2012

Andrew Reamer, GWIPP Research Professor, recently finished serving on a National Academies panel looking at how the National Science Foundation can improve the management, accessibility, and dissemination of its science and engineering data. The panel’s report, Communicating Science and Engineering Data in the Information Age, was just released.

January 19, 2012

“Economic Intelligence: Enhancing the federal statistical system to support U.S. competitiveness,” by Andrew Reamer, was released by the Center for American Progress as part of its “Series on U.S. Science, Innovation, and Economic Competitiveness.”


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