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  • Dr. Hyman’s Article Highlighted by AEA
    Dr. Joshua Hyman’s article, “Does Money Matter in the Long Run? Effects of School Spending on Educational Attainment,” published in the November 2017 issue of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, is currently being featured on the American Economic Association’s (AEA) website.
  • Dr. Raissian Discusses Effects of Minimum Wage on Child Maltreatment
    Assistant Professor, Kerri Raissian, along with co-author Lindsey Bullinger of Indiana University, have recently published research examining the effects of the minimum wage on child maltreatment. The paper extends the policy debate about the minimum wage beyond the employment and income effects, and finds that when caregivers have more disposable income, they’re better able to […]
  • Meet Mohamad Alkadry, Head of Public Policy
      The UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) welcomes Mohamad Alkadry, as the new Department Head of the Department of Public Policy (DPP).  CLAS staff interviewed Dr. Alkadry recently, along with two other new Department Heads within CLAS. Meet Mohamad Alkadry, Head of Public Policy
  • Dr. Shaun Dougherty on UConn Today
      Dr. Shaun Dougherty, Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy, recently published an article, “Want a job? It’s still about education,” on The Conversation (read the original article) which was recently posted on UConn Today.
  • Thirty-Nine MPA and MPP Interns Making an Impact in Connecticut
      Thirty-nine UConn MPA and MPP students began internships on August 23 as part of the Department of Public Policy’s Internship and Professional Practice and Sponsored Internship programs.  The students are placed in 32 organizations across Connecticut, including state agencies, local governments and nonprofits.
      Exciting news!  As of August 7, 2017, DPP offices have relocated to the 4th floor of the Hartford Times Building, 10 Prospect Street in Hartford, on UConn’s new downtown Hartford Campus. Our new office locations and phone numbers have been posted on our our Faculty and Staff directory listings. New DPP Contact Info: University of […]
  • UConn Survey Research Alumni Explore Pre-Election Polling Methods & Accuracy
      72nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion and Research May 17- 22, 2017, New Orleans, LA In the wake of the 2016 Presidential election, survey practitioners and scholars from across the country search for an explanation as to how so many public opinion polls could have been so wrong in their […]
  • Two DPP Programs Impact YWCA Hartford Region
      This past academic year, Angelica Daguplo (MPA 2017), chose to work in advocacy and public policy for the YWCA Hartford Region as her Internship and Professional Practice (IPP). Angelica worked directly with CEO Deborah Ullman. Through her IPP, Angelica crossed paths with a DPP alum of a different stripe, Terry Fitzgerald, Development Events Specialist […]