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October 2, 2018

1. Urban Studies
2. Nonprofit Management    
3. Public Finance & Budgeting
4. Government Management
5. Trending

More Experts Join AYS

Seven New Faculty Recently Hired

I am excited to introduce you to our new faculty members, all recognized scholars and practitioners who come from various disciplines.

We've hired David Maimon, through Georgia State University's Next Generation Program - a strategic hiring approach that promotes interdisciplinary, innovative research; Fei Li joins the Urban Studies Institute; Ellen Ballard for the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology; Anita Faust-Berryman in the Department of Public Management & Policy Studies; Stefano Carattini and Goncalo Monteiro join the Department of Economics and Nelson Pizarro is our new leader in Social Entrepreneurship. 

With their unique skills and backgrounds, I am confident that each will help refine our role in preparing students to be innovative, service-driven leaders and change-makers in public policy in the new digital world.
Dean Sally Wallace

No. 2
Georgia State’s 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranking for Innovation.

1. Hurricane Aftermath: Duration of Power Outages Impacts Vary in Urban & Rural Areas

Using data from Hurricane Irma, new research from Ann-Margaret Esnard reveals rural counties experienced significantly slower and uneven restoration of power and that longer power outages occur among disabled, minority and unemployed populations. READ MORE . . .

2. Developmental Evaluation Provides Essential Support to Nonprofit Programs

Using the Colorado Health Foundation as a case study, Georgia Health Policy Center researchers Glenn Landers and Karen Minyard find that the use of developmental evaluation can be critical to helping organizations navigate through service-improvement initiatives. READ MORE . . . 

3. Revisions to Internet Sales Tax Bill Expected to Yield Millions of Dollars

Georgia can expect upwards of $285 million in additional sales tax collections if its internet sales tax bill is enforced successfully, according to Robert Buschman and Chris ThayerCiting recent changes to the Economic Nexus Legislation, the Fiscal Research Center researchers forecast future revenue gains. READ MORE . . .

4. Study Assesses Impact of the Affordable Care Act in All States

In a study published in the Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision and Financing, James Marton and his co-authors performed an in-depth review of the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health outcomes, including self-assessed health care and access to health care. READ MORE... 

5. Trending

This section lists more news from our academic departments in Criminal Justice & Criminology, Economics, Public Management & Policy, School of Social Work and Urban Studies Institute—and research centers.


Alberto Chong, Gonzalez-Navarro, M., Karlan, D. & Valdiva, M. Effectiveness & Spillovers of Online Sex Education: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Colombian Schools. World Bank Economic Review. Forthcoming.

Ann-Margaret Esnard, Chris Wyczalkowski, Lai, B. S., Savage, R. & Shah, H. (2018). Trajectories of School Recovery After a Natural Disaster: Risk and Protective Factors. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy. doi:10.1002/rhc3.12158

Chris Wyczalkowski & van Holm, E.J. (2018). Gentrification in the Wake of a Hurricane: New Orleans After Katrina. Urban Studies. Forthcoming.

James C. Cox & Vjollca Sadiraj

  • With Urmimala Sen (Ph.D., Economics '14). Cultural Identities and Resolution of Social Dilemmas. Economic Inquiry. Forthcoming.
  • With Kroll, E.B., Lichters, M. & Vogt, B. “The St. Petersburg Paradox despite risk-seeking preferences: An experimental study,” Business Research. Forthcoming.
  • Incentives. In Arthur Schram & Aljaž Ule (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Experimental Economics. Forthcoming.
Karen Minyard, Lori Solomon, Smith, T.A., Turner, R. & Milstein, B. (2018). Community and Programmatic Factors Influencing Effective Use of System Dynamic Models. System Dynamics Review. doi/abs/10.1002/sdr.1596?af=R

Julie L. Hotchkiss & Rupasingha, A. (2018). In-Migration and Dilution of Community Social Capital. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2018-5.

Jorge Martinez-Vazquez &  Li,Z. (2018). Fiscal Decentralization and Interregional Capital Misallocation: Evidence from China. International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, Paper #1816, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
Debbie Kibbe wrote the Thought Leadership for Higher Education article, "Hunger Impacts Georgia Businesses: Have You Asked Your Employees?" published in the SaportaReport on Sept. 17.

Harvey Newman was quoted in the WSBTV segment, "Election Day video of former Mayor Reed prompts investigation," on September 21.

Mirae Kim was interviewed by Nonprofit Times on the podcast episode, "Too Many Nonprofits or Not Plus Nonprofit Collaboration?" on September 15.  

Terri Lewinson and Kathy Sykes authored the American Society on Aging's Aging Today blog post, "In a Country Divided, Who Votes - And Why?" on September 12. The article also appeared in the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's Aging Today, September & October 2018 e-newsletter.

The Criminal Justice & Criminology Department was named in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, "Fayette NAACP hosts school safety program," on September 11.


Brigitte Manteuffel presented "The Opioid Crisis" as a plenary panel presentation at the Administration for Children and Families Region IV 2018 Early Head Start Institute in Atlanta on September 18.

Georgia Health and Policy Center staff made the following presentations at the  CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference in in Portland, Ore., on September 12-14:
  • Emily Heberlein presented “Comparing Postpartum Visit Attendance for Medicaid-enrolled Women Receiving Centering Pregnancy Compared to Individual Prenatal Care."
  • Jane Branscomb and Jimmy Dills presented "Rules of the Game: Policy Engagement for Better Outcomes."
Robbie Friedmann facilitated, "Receovery & Resilience: Preparing for the Worst," a workshop at the International Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT) 18th Annual Conference in Herzliya, Israel in September.
AYS Faculty: Please forward your announcements to us at AYSENEWS@GSU.EDU.
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