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Trachtenberg Research Spotlight | October Focus: Policy
speciall edition of the october newsletter
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#6 in International Global Policy & Administration | A partner School: Elliott School of International Affairs
Steven Balla
Steven Balla's Recent Global Research 
Associate Professor Steven Balla's expertise extends from government transparency and public participation to policymaking in Greater China and the United States. Selected recent work, some co-authored with TSPPPA-affiliated scholars, is below. Register here for Professor Balla's discussion of the midterm elections with the US Embassy in Beijing at 7:30 am ET on Wednesday, November 2
Lost in the Flood?: Agency Responsiveness to Mass Comment Campaigns in Administrative Rulemaking in Regulation & Governance with Beck, A. R., Meehan, E., & Prasad, A.
Responding to Mass, Computer-Generated, and Malattributed Comments in Administrative Law Review with Bull, R., Dooling, B.C.E., Hammond, E., Herz, M., Livermore, M., & Noveck, B.S.
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#9 in Health Policy & Management
Burt Barnow
Burt Barnow's Health Policy Research
Professor Burt Barnow has two research projects with Ellen Kurtzman, Rutgers University professor with a Ph.D. from the Trachtenberg School. One project examines impact of state marijuana laws and marijuana use on health of pregnant women and newborns. The second, with additional colleagues, analyzes how use of teams affects patients in hospital emergency departments. With a team representing multiple universities, Barnow also is researching who is served by TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) in three states, and how services provided and outcomes vary across the states being studied.
In November, Barnow will be part of a Super Session at APPAM on Lessons Learned from SSA Demonstrations in Disability Policy.  
#18 in Urban Policy
Leah Brooks
Leah Brooks' Urban, Public Econ Projects 
Associate Professor Leah Brooks is researching the long-run impacts of Washington, DC’s 1968 civil disturbance, using urban studies, public economics and political economy ideas. Some of her other recent projects are: 
Social Policy & Public Policy Analysis
Dr. Dylan Conger
New Published Research by Dylan Conger
In a recently published paper, Advanced Placement and Initial College Enrollment: Evidence from an Experiment, Professor Dylan Conger and colleagues report findings about how participation in AP science classes affects college-going for students in schools that are relatively new to the AP science curriculum. Results from the experimental design study suggest that taking AP science increases students’ aspirations to attend higher-quality colleges but does not lead to enrollment in such institutions. Read the  paper here
Notable News
Stephanie Cellini
Cellini Named White House Consultant
Trachtenberg Professor Stephanie Cellini is on leave from GW to serve as a Senior Consultant to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget. At OIRA, Cellini works on higher education and regulatory policy issues. 
Some of Cellini's recent published policy reports and briefs in the Postsecondary Equity and Economics Research (PEER) Project can be found here
Trachtenberg Researchers at APPAM with Session Links
Recent Media Mentions
Washington Monument in the Fall
Nina Kelsey Quoted in The Atlantic on Senate Joining New Climate Treaty 
Nina Kelsey was quoted in The Atlantic article "The Senate Just Quietly Passed a Major Climate Treaty," discussing the Montreal Protocol and its amendments’ binding treaties acting as enforcement mechanisms that create a form of lock-in for American companies exporting their products. 
Prof Emeritus Gregory Squires' Column in New York Daily News 
Trachtenberg Professor Emeritus Gregory Squires' most recent column discusses how to attack racial bias in home appraisals for the New York Daily News. 
Regulatory Studies Center Report Featured in STAT News 
A new report from the Regulatory Studies Center, funded by Pew, was recently referenced in the STAT News article, "Biden administration has simple way to cut overdose deaths, experts say: expand methadone access."
Alumni Spotlight
Dr. Charita Castro
Recognizing Our Alumni Policy Makers
Our outstanding alumni are making positive change through policy mechanisms.  
A special congratulations to Dr. Charita Castro, Deputy Assistant United
States Trade Representative for Labor Affairs, who recently received the Trachtenberg School's Distinguished Alumni Award. 
Dr. Castro oversees her agency's global forced labor and human trafficking portfolio, multilateral and regional concerns, and trade-related labor issues in East Asia, including China and Southeast Asia. She has 20 years of federal government experience in senior policy, research, and management positions working collaboratively to deliver concrete results that improve the lives of workers and children, especially those in or at-risk of child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking.
Check back next month for a highlight on the winner of our Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, Dr. Rachel Breslin.
next month's special edition is on management research
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