Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “Land Preservation Under the Transfer of Development Rights Program” by Dr. Kerry Fang In her recent article, Dr. Fang examines the success of transfer of development…

Award Spotlight: COSSPP Graduate Student Receives Adam Smith Fellowship

Political science Ph.D. candidate, Katelyn Hess, was recently awarded the Mercatus Center’s Adam Smith Fellowship. The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year program for doctoral students from any university and discipline who are interested in political economy. Her research interests include business-state relations, corruption, and the rule of law with a geographic focus on Russia…

Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “Planning and LGBTQ Communities: The Need for Inclusive Queer Space” by Petra Doan In her recent book, Dr. Doan discusses safe neighborhoods for the LGBT community….

Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “The Conditional Nature of Political Risk: How Home Institutions Influence the Location of Foreign Direct Investment” by Dr. Quintin Beazer and Daniel J. Blake In his…

Research Spotlight: District-Level Life Expectancy in Germany

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important and direct measures of a population’s health and well-being. Inequality in life expectancy across societal groups is a key indicator of deeper social and economic inequalities. Information about differences in life expectancy across places is especially useful for policy makers who need to direct health…

Research Spotlight: Examining the Impact of Communicative Processes on Civic Engagement Among College Students During a Crisis

The objective of this ongoing study is to collect preliminary data on how message content and social norms impact college students’ responses to preventive behavior calls to actions (i.e., mask-wearing as an act of civic engagement) in regards to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and how these responses are exacerbated when such messages  interact with individual…