Dean's E-News | Mar. 2, 2016
March 2, 2016
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Awards and Honors

Janelle Kerlin was appointed associate editor (U.S.) for the Social Enterprise Journal.
David Sjoquist was appointed co-chair of the DeKalb County SPLOST Citizen Advisory Committee.


Glenwood Ross & Paul Kagundu (Ph.D., Economics, ‘06). (2015). The Impact of Question Order on Multiple Choice Exams on Student Performance in an Unconventional Introductory Economics Course. Journal for Economic Educators. 15(1), 19-36

Bruce Kaufman. (2016). Globalization and Convergence-Divergence of HRM Across Nations: New Measures, Explanatory Theory, and Non-Standard Predictions from Bringing in Economics. Human Resource Management Review, forthcoming.

Alberto Chong has several forthcoming publications:

·        With I. Cohen, E. Field, E. Nakasone, & M. Torero. (2016). Iron Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Peru. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

·        With M. Yanez Pagans. (2016). Long-Run Exposure to Television and Homicides in Cities: Some Empirical Evidence for Brazil. Journal of Development Studies.

·        With N. Andreula. (2016). Do Good Institutions Improve Fiscal Transparency?” Economics of Governance.

Laura Wheeler (pictured) and Oronde Small (doctoral student, Economics). (2016). A Description of the Film Tax Credit and Film Industry In Georgia. Fiscal Research Center Policy Brief.

Dick Layton (Public Financial Management, LLC). (2016). Effects of the Great Recession on Tax Increment Financing in the United States. Center for State and Local Finance Report.


Robbie Friedmann presented the following:
  • “Do Dogs Bite: The Impact of Terrorism,” for the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy’s Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective Seminar Series in Montreal, Quebec, Feb. 11, 2016.
  • “The Bark and The Bite,” for the Infragard Conference at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga., Feb. 10, 2016.
Paula Stephan presented the following seminars:
  • “The Bias Against Novelty: A Cautionary Tale for Users of Bibliometric Indicators” at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 8, 2016. 
  • “How Economics Shapes Science and the Science and Engineering Workforce,” at the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economics Distinguished Lecture Series, in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2016.
Daniel Kreisman served as a respondent to a panel discussion on “Social Mobility in the 21st Century: Is America Still the Land of Opportunity?” at Georgia State University, Feb. 25, 2016.
Kristi Fuller (pictured) and Amanda Phillips Martinez organized and presented at a day-long workshop focused on the sustainability of evidence-based programs for the Georgia Division of Aging Services in Macon, Ga., on Feb. 11, 2016.

Ambassador Andrew Young (center) spoke about health equity at a dinner as part of the two-day peer site and advisory panel learning workshop for Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, Feb. 4, 2016, in Atlanta. The Georgia Health Policy Center is the national coordinating center for Bridging for Health, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Pictured with Ambassador Young are GHPC staff and faculty (left to right):  Tanisa Adimu, Chris Parker, Beverly Tyler, Patricia Ketsche (Robinson School of Business), Mary Ann Phillips, Glenn Landers, Liz Imperiale, Karen Minyard, and Lisa Musto.

Events and Community Outreach

The Georgia Health Policy Center presented 13 Georgia legislators and staff certificates for completion of the 2015 Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program and 11 legislators and staff commendations for completing the Advanced Health Policy Institute. The ceremonies took place on the floor of the Georgia state capitol on Feb. 10, 2016. The Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program is nationally recognized as a unique legislative education initiative that applies systems thinking to state health policymaking and provides legislators and their staff information on health financing, coverage, access to care, and the impact of poor health on the state. The Georgia House formerly recognized and commended the Georgia Health Policy’s Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program and Advanced Health Policy Institute through a House resolution (House Resolution 1140) “for providing high quality education to the leaders of this state.”
Shereen Bhan and Sharon Hill went to Washington, D.C, Feb. 3-5, 2016, to attend a three-day retreat to prepare for the second round of President Barack Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative. Hill, right, and Bhan are pictured here inside the Eisenhower building, which overlooks the West Wing of the White House.

Andrea Young, initiator and executive producer of the documentary, “Andrew Young’s Making of Modern Atlanta,” served on a panel after the screening of the film during the University of Houston Law Center’s celebration of Black History Month, Feb. 17, 2016. The film shares the story of Atlanta’s rise from a small city into a metropolis with wide-ranging international reach. Young, center, is shown with UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes, panel moderator, and State Senator Rodney Ellis. 


Carlianne Patrick’s research titled “More Married Women Are Entrepreneurs, But Single Women Lead U.S. Entrepreneurial Growth,” had the following media hits:
Charles Courtemanche (pictured), Rusty Tchernis and doctoral student Benjamin Ukert’s research titled, “The Effect of Smoking on Obesity: Evidence from a Randomized Trial,” received the following media hits:

Fred Brooks was quoted in the Atlanta Business Chronicle article, “Georgia Senate Panel Hears Pleas for Minimum Wage Hike,” Feb. 12, 2016.

James Marton was quoted in the Reuters article, “Medicaid Premium Hikes May Leave Many Children Uninsured,” Feb. 19, 2016.

Peter Bluestone and his study on the impact of transportation taxes in the metro-Atlanta area were featured in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article on MARTA, “What You’ll Really Pay if the MARTA Tax Increases,” Feb. 18, 2016.

Robbie Friedmann was interviewed in the WXIA-11 Alive feature, “Generational Crime: When a Family Legacy Plays Out Behind Bars,” Feb. 21, 2016.

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