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October 31, 2018

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

Social Entrepreneurship

Growing Program Prepares Students to Make a Global Impact

We launched the nation's first interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in social entrepreneurship in 2016, the B.I.S. in Social Entrepreunership. With this program, we are poised to set the trend in preparing students to lead businesses that transcend profits.

Under the leadership of Nelson Pizarro and in partnership with the Robinson College of Business, we are training leaders to provide transformative solutions that will improve communities across the globe. We'll do this by continuing to provide students with rigorous training in areas like financial resource development and nonprofit management, supplemented by creative programs that blend academics with practical business development.

As the program approaches its third year, we're excited to meet new opportunities for innovation!
Dean Sally Wallace

1. Gentrification Along Beltline Attracts Residents, Forces Others Out 

Dan Immergluck's research on the effect of the Atlanta Beltline on housing values and the difficulty faced by low-to moderate-income earners in maintaining housing in transforming green urban development projects was referenced in a recent article in The Guardian. READ MORE . . .

2. Concern for Climate Change Strongly Associated with Political Ideology

In Environmental Politics, authors Greg Lewis, Risa Palm and Bo Feng reveal that concern for climate change is strongly correlated with commitment to democratic values and education, and it rises with both religiosity and age.  READ MORE . . . 

3. Future Developments Find Potential Funding in Tax Districts 

Dave Sjoquist outlines four tax districts and provides information on how each may be used to fund proposed developments in Atlanta's Buckhead community in Reporter NewspapersREAD MORE . . .

4. Georgia Policy Labs Recognized for Commitment to Evidence-Based Research

In the Inside Philanthropy article, "Follow the Data: A Funder's Push for Evidence-Based Local Policy," the Georgia Policy Labs (formerly Georgia Center for Education Policy) was listed among nationwide research groups that provide local communities with evidence-based research solutions. 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 our research centers.


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

Lei, J., Ligthart, J., Mark Rider & Wang,R. (2018). "Fiscal Fragmentation and the Spatial Distribution of Crime in the United States," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series at AYSPS, GSU Paper 1821.

Jim Marton, Courtemanche, C., Ukert, B. (Economics, M.A. '13, Ph.D. '16), Yelowitz, A. &  Zapata, D. (Postdoc, Georgia Center for Excellence for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health). (2018). Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Behaviors After 3 Years. Eastern Economic Journal. 

Dave Sjoquist. (2018). New Normal? The Declining Relative Importance of State Taxes. State Tax Notes,1169-1179.


Alberto Chong was featured in  the Wall Street Journal article, "Companies Betting on Pot May Be Worse Off When the Smoke Clears," on Oct. 12.

Dean Dabney was quoted in the The Toronto Star article, "Letters to shoplifters threaten legal action if hundreds in damages aren’t paid — even if the goods are recovered," on Oct. 20. 

Robert Freidmann was featured on the WABE program, “Closer Look with Rose Scott," on Oct. 26.

Bart Hildreth was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, "Threat of inheriting debt puts new spin on Georgia’s cityhood movement," on Oct. 24.

Dan Immergluck was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, "Fulton County, Atlanta tax proposals would bring relief, consequences," on Oct. 18.

Kathryn Lawler published the Higher Ed Thought Leadership SaportaReport article, "What Does It Take For All Atlantans to Be Healthy?" on Sept. 25.


Robert Buschman presented “Tacking with the Windfall: TCJA Impacts on Georgia Revenues and Taxpayers” at the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Annual Conference in Denver on Oct. 4 and the Federation of Tax Administrators Revenue Estimation & Tax Research Conference in San Diego on October 9.

Jimmy Dills and Jane Branscomb presented “Policy Engagement for the Public’s Health” at the State of Public's Health meeting in Athens, Ga., on Oct. 18.

Kristi Fuller presented "The Long-term Supports and Services System for Older Adults in Georgia: Current Issues and Trends” during the Older Adults, Advance Care Planning, and Ethical Choices meeting held at Emory University in Atlanta, on Sept.7.

Lisa McGarrie, Rachel Campos and coauthor Jenny Wilhoite presented "Triple Layer Chess: Mindset and Strategies for Sustaining and Growing School Mental Health Programs" at the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health in Las Vegas on Oct. 11.

Michael Pesko made the following presentations:
  • “The Effect of E-cigarette Indoor Vaping Restrictions on Infant Mortality” at the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) Health Economics Network Workshop in Bogota, Colombia  on Oct. 4.
  • “Reimbursement rates for primary care services: Evidence of spillover effects to behavioral health” at the American Academy of Family Physicians State Legislative Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 26.
AYS Faculty: Please forward your news and announcements to us at AYSENEWS@GSU.EDU.
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