School of Public Policy students and alumni publish their work extensively on a wide variety of issues. Browse the most recent publications below or click on the links to the left to view dissertations, doctoral working papers, or the student run journal - New Voices in Public Policy.
2010 Student and Alumni Publications
PhD Alumnus Maggio has book published
SPP alumnus Mark Maggio (Ph.D. '04) is co-author (with his brothers and sisters) of a new book, Pieces of Eight: Still Best Friends After All These Years, that was featured at the 2010 International Book Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.
PhD Alumnus Jackson has papers published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and J. Planning Education and Research
PhD Alumnus Scott Jackson wrote the article, "Mulling over Massachusetts: Health Insurance Mandates and Entrepreneurs," which appears in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 35, No. 5, 2010.
Jackson and Richard Florida also wrote the article, "Sonic City: The Evolving Economic Geography of the Music Industry," which appears in J. Planning Education and Research, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2010.
Hare has article published in International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection
PhD Alumnus Forrest Hare and PhD student Jonathan Goldstein wrote the article, "The interdependent security problem in the defense industrial base: An agent-based model on a social network," which was published in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Volume 3, Issue 3-4, December 2010.
Hart and Tian's book section published in Innovation Policy and the Limits of Laissez-faire: Hong Kong's Policy in Comparative Perspective
Professor David Hart and PhD student Fangmeng (Tim) Tian wrote the chapter "Talent for a Knowledge-Based and Innovation-Oriented Economy: Hong Kong's Challenges and Opportunities" in Innovation Policy and the Limits of Laissez-faire: Hong Kong's Policy in Comparative Perspective, edited by Douglas B. Fuller and published by Palgrave Macmillan in November 2010.
PhD student Javier Beverinotti has two articles published in the book "Food prices and poverty"
Javier Beverinotti, Ataman Aksoy, Katia Covarrubias, and Alberto Zezza wrote the article "Household Income Structures in Low-income Countries" which appeared as Chapter 4 in the book Food Prices and Rural Poverty. Additionally, Javier Beverinotti, Ataman Aksoy and Aylin Isik-Dikmelik had their article, "Net Food Buyers and Sellers: Switching in Vietnam" appear as Chapter 8. Food Prices and Rural Poverty was published by the Centre for Economic Policy Research, October 2010.
PhD Alumna Sameeksha Desai has article published in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Utz Weitzela, Diemo Urbigc, Sameeksha Desai, Mark Sanderse, and Zoltan Acs, wrote the article "The good, the bad, and the talented: Entrepreneurial talent and selfish behavior," which appears in Volume 26, Issue 1 of the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2010.
PhD Student Joseph Sany's master's thesis published
PhD Student Joseph Sany's master's thesis was published as the book, "Reintegration of ex-combatants: A balancing act: The dilemmas of reintegration in Liberia and Sierra Leone," LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, July 19, 2010.
MPP student Natasha Lander's paper published in The Michigan Journal of Public Affairs
MPP student Natasha Lander wrote the paper, "Hezbollah: Organizational Analysis of an Insurgency," which was published in the Spring 2010 issue of The Michigan Journal of Public Affairs.
PhD student Jeffrey Beck publishes book on America's New Strategy in Afghanistan
Jeffrey Beck recently had his book America's New Strategy in Afghanistan: Will it be a Home Run or Strike Three?, published by VDM Verlag, May 2010. The book was created from his Masters Thesis and examines President Obama's new strategy for its efficacy in addressing Afghanistan's challenges. The book also contains an appendix examining the origins of al Qaeda.
PhD student Joseph Sany publishes special report, Education and Conflict in Côte d'Ivoire
Joseph Sany wrote the special report, "Education and Conflict in Côte d'Ivoire," which was published by the U.S. Institute of Peace.
PhD students Dana Archer Dolan and Genevieve Borg Soule - published in Carbon and Climate Law Review
PhD students Dana Archer Dolan and Genevieve Borg Soule, with Mason students Jill Greaney and Jason Morris, published "Warming Up to Climate Action – A Survey of GHG Mitigation through Building Energy Efficiency in City Climate Action Plans" in a special issue of Carbon and Climate Law Review focused on climate legislation and regulation in the United States.
ICP student Tofol Jassim Al-Nasr's op-ed in Qatar newspaper
ICP student Tofol Jassim Al-Nasr's op-ed “Don't Let Your Children Fall Behind” was printed in the Qatar newspaper, the Peninsula, on January 20. She has been asked to write a weekly column and edit the articles in the “Qatar Perspectives” section.
2009 Student and Alumni Publications
PhD student Checherita has paper published in ECB working paper series
Cristina Checherita (PhD student) cowrote with Maria-Grazia Attinasi and Christiane Nickel the research paper "What explains the surge in euro area sovereign spreads during the financial crisis of 2007-09?" The paper was published as the ECB working paper no. 1131/December 2009.
TPOL Alumnus and Current PhD Student Mathew Hardy's article appears in The Journal of Public Transportation
PHD student Mathew H. Hardy (TPOL '02) wrote the article, "Transit Response to Congestion Pricing Opportunities: Policy and Practice in the U.S.," which appears in The Journal of Public Transportation, Vo. 12, No.3, 2009.
MPP student Andrew Guth's article in Trends in Organized Crime
MPP student Andrew Guth wrote the article, "Human Trafficking in the Philippines: the need for effective an anti-corruption program," which is published by Springer in the November issue of the online journal, Trends in Organized Crime.
PhD Alumnus Scott Jackson's article in entrepreneurship journal
Scott Jackson (PhD '08) wrote the article, "Mulling over Massachusetts: Health Insurance Mandates and Entrepreneurs," which was published online in advance of print on October 22 by Baylor University for the journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
PhD student Checherita contributes to paper
Cristina Checherita (PhD student) contributed to the paper "Pros and Cons of various fiscal measures to stimulate the economy" which was co-written with Carine Bouthevillain, John Caruana, Jorge Cunha, Esther Gordo, Stephan Haroutunian, Geert Langenus, Amela Hubic, Bernhard Manzke, Javier J. Pérez, and Pietro Tommasino . The paper was published in the Banque centrale du Luxembourg Working Paper series and Banco de Banco de España Economic Bulletin articles in September 2009.
ICP student Clinton J. Woods has article in Southern Studies An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South
ICP student Clinton J. Woods had his article, "Strange Bedfellows: Congressman Howard W. Smith and the Inclusion of Sex Discrimination in the 1964 Civil Rights Act" published in the Spring/Summer 2009 edition of Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South (Vol. XVI, No. 1).
PhD student Checherita has paper published in ECB working paper series
Cristina Checherita (PhD student) cowrote with Christiane Nickel and Philipp Rother the research paper "The Role of Fiscal Transfers for Regional Economic Convergence in Europe" during her internship in the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany. The paper was published as the ECB working paper no. 1029/March 2009 and it continues the research she began at George Mason University on economic convergence.
2008 Student and Alumni Publications
PhD student Fandl's paper published by Texas Journal of International Law
PhD student, Kevin Fandl's paper "Making Trade Liberalization Work for the Poor: Trade Law and the Informal Economy in Colombia" was published by the Texas Journal of International Law.
PhD student Fandl's paper accepted for publication
PhD student Kevin J. Fandl's "Immigration Posses: U.S. Immigration Law and Local Enforcement Practices" is published by the Journal of Legislation of Notre Dame Law School.
PhD student Fandl to be published by Fordham International Law Journal
"The Role of Informal Legal Institutions in Economic Development" by PhD student, Kevin J. Fandl ,was accepted for publication by the Fordham International Law Journal.
MPP Alumnus publishes in journal for Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance
Tim Jackson (MPP'07) wrote "Sea Power and Domestic Disaster Response" which was published by the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance in their annual journal, Liaison, Volume 4, Issue 1.This report on the Navy's response during Hurricane Katrina was an independent study project he completed while at SPP.
PhD student Ryan Sutter's paper is published in Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy
PhD student Ryan Sutter's paper "The Existence of Positive Psychological Environments and Their Impact on Regional Entrepreneurship" received first place for the 2008 M. Jarvin Emerson Student Paper competition. The paper appears in the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association's Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy (Vol. 38, Number 3 2008).
PhD student Phillip W. Magness has article published in Constitutional Political Economy
PhD student Phillip W. Magness had his article, "Constitutional Tariffs, incidental protection, and the Laffer Relationship in the early United States" published in Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 19, No. 3.
PhD Alumna, Zhang, publishes book on Elderly Entrepreneurship
Ting Zhang (PhD '08) recently had her book Elderly Entrepreneurship in the Aging Economy: It's Never Too Late, published by World Scientific Publishing Co, Sept. 2008. The foreword is written by Professor Laurie Schintler.
PhD student Henry Vega has article published in Transport
PhD student Henry Vega had his article, "Governance and Institutions of Transportation Investments in U.S. Mega-Regions" published in Transport, Vol. 23, No. 3.
PhD student and Alumna publish in Conflict Trends
Joseph Sany (Current PhD student) and Sameeksha Desai (PhD '08) published "Transnational Ethnic Groups and Conflict: The Zaghawa in Chad and Sudan" in Conflict Trends (issue 2, 2008; The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes).
PhD student Aaron Arnold publishes article in WMD Insights
PhD student Aaron M. Arnold had his article "UN Security Council Resolution 1540 PART I: Resolution 1810: Progress since 1540" published in the August 2008 edition of WMD Insights. The article provides a general overview of the Resolution's progress in light of the recent renewal of its mandate.
PhD student Aslam publishes article
Current PhD student Ghazia Aslam had her article "The Judiciary in a Constitutional Democracy" published in the weekly magazine The News –International.