Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Emalie Hernandez

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) Upon graduation I got a internship with City National Bank and then went on to get a permanent position with the project management team.  How did your degree in social science help inform your path? My degree in…

Award spotlight: FSU Authors Day 2020 honors faculty publications

Every year, Florida State University Libraries and the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement host FSU Authors Day to celebrate published accomplishments by FSU faculty and staff. FSU Authors Day celebrates FSU faculty who have published books, scores or CDs in the past year. Focusing on topics ranging from an economic analysis of The Beatles to an…

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. “High-Capacity Donors’ Preferences for Charitable Giving” by Mackenzie Alston, Catherine Eckel, Jonathan Meer, and Wei Zhan In her recent article, Dr. Alston examines how charities solicit…

Research Spotlight: Entrepreneurial Economies

Academic institutions increasingly are recognizing the importance of entrepreneurship to the performance of an economy, and in response, many (including FSU) have established entrepreneurship programs to give students some skills that can help them succeed as entrepreneurs. I’m supportive of these efforts, but the degree to which individuals in an economy are entrepreneurial is affected more by…

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 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. “Will They Even Hear Me? How Race Influences Citizen Complaint Outcomes” by Dr. James E. Wright II In his recent article in Public Performance & Management…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Patrick Tydir

What have you been up to since you graduated? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a B.S. in Economics. Currently, I am in the Economics Ph.D. Program at FSU! I have been slogging through the math boot camp since August 2nd, and the program has been challenging yet very fun so far. How did your…

Research Award Spotlight: COSSPP Faculty Win McKnight Fellowships

Two faculty members of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy are among the six Florida State University assistant professors receiving the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship, a program that promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Under the program, Assistant Professor of Economics Mackenzie Alston and…