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Research


Books

  • Bearfield, Domonic A. and Melvin Dubnick (eds.) 2015. Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. New York. Taylor and Francis.

Book Chapters

  • Cortes, Kalena E. and Aimee Chin. 2014. “The Refugee/Asylum Seeker.” In Handbook of the Economics of International Immigration, eds. Barry Chiswick
  • Graham, Blease and Scott Buchanan. 2014. “It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: The 2012 Presidential Election in South Carolina.” In The 2012 Presidential Election in the South, eds. Scott Buchanan and DuBose Kapeluck. Fayetteville. University of Arkansas Press. 101 – 119.
  • Graham, Blease. 2014. “Judicial Selection and Merit Selection.” In Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, eds. Melvin Dubnick and Domonic Bearfield. New York. Taylor and Francis.
  • Portney, Kent. 2015. “Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: What Cities are Doing.” In Environmental Policy, eds. Norman Vig and Michael Craft. Sage/CQ Press.
  • Portney, Kent. 2014. “Developing Sustainability Indicators for a City.” In The Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities: Strategies, Methods, and Outlook, eds. Hilda Blanco and Daniel Mazmanian. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • Portney, Kent and Jeffrey Berry. 2014. “The Group Basis of City Politics.” In Nonprofits and Advocacy, eds. Robert Pekkanen, Steven R. Smith, and Y. Tsukinaka. Baltimore, MD. John Hopkins University Press.

Journal Articles

  • AbouAssi, Khaldoun and Ann O’M. Bowman. Forthcoming . “Special-Purpose Authorities: A Welcome Alien to Decentralization in London?” International Review of Administrative Sciences.
  • Bright, Leonard. 2015. “Why Do Interest in Government Careers Decline Among Public Affairs Graduate Students?” Journal of Public Affairs Education.
  • Bright, Leonard. Forthcoming. “The Predictors of Student Satisfaction in Public Administration Graduate Degree Programs.” Journal of Public Affairs Education.
  • Brooks, J. D. Oxley, A. Vedlitz, S. Zahran, and C. Lindsey. 2014. “Abnormal Daily Temperature and Concern about Climate Change across the United States.” Review of Policy Research. 31 (3): 199–217.
  • Bullock, Justin B., Justin M. Strich, Hal G. Rainey. “International Comparison of Public and Private Employees’ Work Motives, Attitudes, and Perceived Rewards.” Public Administration Review.
  • Bullock, Justin B. and Nathan Favero. “How (Not) to Solve the Problem: An Evaluation of Scholarly Responses to Common Source Bias.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 25(1): 285-308.
  • Bullock, Justin B., Jeffrey B. Wenger, and Vicky M. Wilkins. 2014. “Attitudes about Hard Work: A Global Perspective on the Beliefs of Government Employees.” International Public Management Journal 17(1):25-44.
  • Cortes, Kalena E. and Andrew I. Friedson. 2014. “Ranking Up by Moving Out: The Effect of the Texas Top 10% Plan on Property Values.” National Tax Journal. 67 (1): 51 – 76.
  • Cortes, Kalena E. and Joshua S. Goodman. 2014. “Ability-Tracking, Instructional Time and Better Pedagogy: The Effect of Double-Dose Algebra on Student Achievement.” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. 104 (5): 400 – 405.
  • Cortes, Kalena E., Joshua S. Goodman, and Takako Nomi. 2015. “Intensive Math Instruction and Educational Attainment: Long-Run Impacts of Double-Dose Algebra.” The Journal of Human Resources. 50: 108 – 158.
  • Dague, Laura, Marguerite Burns, Thomas DeLeire, Mary Dorsch, Donna Friedsam, Lindsey Leininger, Gaston Palmucci, John Schmelzer, and Kristen Voskuil. 2014. “The Effects of Expanding Public Insurance to Rural Low-Income Childless Adults.” Health Science Research. 49.
  • Dague, Laura, Thomas DeLeire, Donna Friedsam, Lindsey Leininger, Sarah Meir, and Kristen Voskuil. 2014. “What Fraction of Medicaid Enrollees Have Access to Private Insurance?: Estimates From Administrative Data.” INQUIRY. 51.
  • Dague, Laura. 2014. “The Effect of Medicaid Premiums on Enrollment: A Regression Discontinuity Approach.” Journal of Health Economics. 37: 1 – 12.
  • Lahey, Joanna. 2014. “Birthing a Nation: Fertility Control Access and the 19th Century Demographic Transition.” Journal of Economic History. 74 (2): 482 – 508.
  • Lahey, Joanna. 2014. “The Effect of Anti-Abortion Legislation on Nineteenth Century Fertility.” Demography. 51 (3): 939 – 948.
  • Liu, Xinsheng, A. Vedlitz, and L. Shi. 2014. “Examining the Determinants of Public Environmental Concern: Evidence from National Public Surveys,” Environmental Science & Policy. 39: 77–94.
  • Mumpower, J.L., L. Xinsheng, A. Vedlitz. 2015. “Predictors of Climate Change and Preferred Levels of Investment in Climate Change Management Programs.” Journal of Risk Research.
  • Park, H., X. Liu and A. Vedlitz. 2014. “Analyzing Climate Change Debates in the U.S. Congress: Party Control and Mobilizing Networks.” Risk, Hazards, & Crisis in Public Policy. 5 (3): 239–258.
  • Portney, Kent and Jeffrey Berry. 2014. “Civil Society in the Pursuit of Sustainability in Cities.” Comparative Political Studies. 47 (3). 395-419.
  • Portney, Kent, Rick Feiock, Jungah Bae, Jeffrey Berry. 2014. “Governing Local Sustainability: Agency Venues and Business Group Access.” In Urban Affairs Review. 50 (2). 157-179.
  • Oxley, D. A. Vedlitz, and B.D. Wood. 2014. “The Effect of Persuasive Messages on Policy Problem Recognition,” Policy Studies Journal. 42 (2): 252–268.
  • Paarlberg, L., R. Nesbit, R. Christensen, M. Tschirhart, R. Clerkin. 2015. “Philanthropic Mobility and Influence of Donor Responsibility on Donation Choices.” Voluntas. 26: 267 – 287.
  • Paarlberg, L., Y. Chen, C. Guo. 2014. “Are Nonprofit Antipoverty Organizations Located Where They Are Need? A Spatial Anaylisis of the Greater Hartford Region.” Annals of Applied Statistics. 68 (4): 243 – 252.
  • Paarlberg, L. R. Nesbit, R. Clerkin, R. Christensen. 2014. “Leading, Following, or Complementing in Economic Crisis: A Conceptual Model Illustrating Nonprofit Relationships with Public Schools.” Administrative Sciences. 4 (2): 120 – 136.
  • Stoutenborough, James, L. Shi and A. Vedlitz. 2015. “Probing Public Perception on Energy: Support for a Comparative, Deep-Probing Survey Design for Complex Issue Domains.” Energy. 81: 406–415.
  • Stoutenborough, James, L. Shi and A. Vedlitz. 2015. “The Influence of Specific Risk Perceptions on Public Policy Support: An Examination of Energy Policy.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 658 (1): 102–120.
  • Stoutenborough, James, R. Bromely-Trujillo and A. Vedlitz. 2014. “Public Support for Climate Change Policy: Consistency in the Influence of Values and Attitudes Over Time and Across Specific Policy Alternatives.” Review of Policy Research. 31 (6): 555–583.
  • Stoutenborough, X. Liu and A. Vedlitz. 2014.“Trends in Public Attitudes Toward Climate Change: The Influence of the Economy and Climategate on Risk, Information, and Public Policy.” Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy. 5 (1): 22–37.
  • Taylor, Lori, S. Grosskopf, K. J. Hayes, W. Weber. 2015. “Centralized or Decentralized Control of Resources? A Network Model.” Journal of Productivity Analysis. 43: 139 – 150.
  • Taylor, Lori, S. Grosskopf, K. J. Hayes. 2014. “Efficiency in Education: Research and Implications.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. 36 (2): 175 – 210.
  • Taylor, Lori, S. Grosskopf, K. J. Hayes. 2014. “Applied Efficiency Analysis in Education.” Economics and Business Letters. 3 (1): 19 – 26.

Grants

  • Bright, Leonard. “2013 – 2014 Capstone Project.” Brazos Valley Council of Governments. $1,500.
  • Brown, William. “Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Capstone.” Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. $500.
  • Brown, William. “Texas Association of Community Colleges Capstone.” Texas Association of Community Colleges. $820.
  • Cortes, Kalena. “Doubling Up – The Impact of Remedial Algebra on Students’ Long-Run Obstacles.” Harvard University. 2012 – 2014. $81,756.
  • Cortes, Kalena. “Post-Secondary Educational Opportunity in Texas.” Greater Texas Foundation. 2013 – 2016. $90,000.
  • Lahey, Joanna. “Age Discrimination in Hiring: Eye Tracking During the Resume Review Process.” Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 2012 – 2015. $116,201.
  • Morrison, Jenny. “McKenna Foundation Capstone.” McKenna Foundation. $1,500.
  • Paarlberg, Laurie. “NSF Transfer: Institutional Competing Logics.” National Science Foundation. $76,812.
  • Rosser, Aubrey. “A Statewide Strategy for Postsecondary Completion in Rural Texas.” Communities Foundation of Texas. $10,000.
  • Rosser, Aubrey. “Knapp Community Care Foundation Capstone.” Knapp Community Care Foundation. $4,974.
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