Research

Welcome to the McCourt School of Public Policy research page. You can search recent MSPP research by affiliation, author, or topic area. Additional research may be found on the faculty biography pages and research center websites.

Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development
Cambridge University Press
Gillette Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos
2012

CHIPRA at Work Three Years Later: Shaping State Actions and Connecting Children to Coverage
Center for Children and Families
Tricia Brooks and Jocelyn Guyer
February 2, 2012

Youth courts: A chance to build hope.
The New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 83 No. 1, pp. 12-14
Shay Bilchik
January, 2011

Do the Short-Term Effects of a Strong Preschool Program Persist? 
Center for Research on Children in the United States
Carolyn Hill, William Gormley, and Shirley Adelstein
January, 2012

Social-Emotional Effects of Early Childhood Education Programs in Tulsa
Center for Research on Children in the United States
William Gormley, Deborah Phillips, Katie Newmark, Kate Welti, and Shirley Adelstein
November/December, 2011

The Family Serves an Essential Role in Effective Child Welfare Practice
Unified Family Court Connection, Issue 10, pp. 5-6
Shay Bilchik
Fall 2011

From Science to Policy in Early Childhood Education
Science Vol. 333 no. 6045 pp. 978-981
William Gormley
August 19, 2011

Five Emerging Practices in Juvenile Reentry
National Reentry Resource Center newsletter
Shay Bilchik
May 31, 2011

Safety, Fairness, Stability: Repositioning Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare to Engage Families and Communities
Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
Shay Bilchik, Joan Pennell, Carol Shapiro, and Carol Spigner
May 2011

The Grieving Child: Helping Children Cope with Grief when an Infant Dies
National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death and Pregnancy Loss Resource Center
John Richards and Sun B. DeFrancis
2011

Redefining the Footprint of Juvenile Justice in America
Justice for Kids: Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System
Shay Bilchick and Nancy Dowd
2011

The Amorphous Relationship between Congress and the Courts
The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress
Michael A. Bailey, Forest Maltzman, and Charles Shipan
2011

The Constrained Court: Law, Politics and the Decision Justices make
Princeton University Press
Michael A. Bailey and Forest Maltzman
2011

‘While there’s a breath in my body’: The systemic effects of politically motivated retirement from the Supreme Court
Journal of Theoretical Politics
Michael A. Bailey and Albert Yoon
July, 2011

Just a Reminder: Don’t Ignore Congress
The Public Manager
Beryl Radin
July 1, 2011

Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal
Center on Education and the Workforce
Anthony P. Carnevale, Ban Cheah, and Jeff Strohl
January 4, 2012

Career Clusters
Center on Education and the Workforce
Anthony Carnevale, Nicole Smith, James R. Stone III , Pradeep Kotamraju, Bruce Steuernagel, and Kimberly A. Green
November 14, 2011

Creating More Effective Education and Workforce Systems in US Metropolitan Areas
Institute for Research on Poverty
Harry J. Holzer
November, 2011

STEM
Center on Education and the Workforce
Anthony Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Michelle Melton
October 20, 2011

From Science to Policy in Early Childhood Education
Science Vol. 333 no. 6045 pp. 978-981
William Gormley
August 19, 2011

The College Payoff
Center on Education and the Workforce
August 5, 2011

Earnings Benefits of Tulsa's Pre-K Program for Different Income Groups
Working Paper #17
William Gormley, Timothy J. Bartik, and Shirley Adelstein
July 27, 2011

Grading More Accurately
Journal of Political Science Education
Mark Rom
June, 2011

Americans Want More Coverage of Teacher Performance and Student Achievement
The Brookings Institution
E.J. Dionne, Darell West, and Grover Whitehurst
March, 2011

Federal Aid and Equality of Educational Opportunity: Evidence from the Introduction of Title I in the South
National Bureau of Economic Research
Nora Gordon, Elizabeth Cascio, and Sarah Reber
2011

Below the (Bible) Belt: Religion and Sexuality Education in American Public Schools
Forthcoming in Curriculum and the Culture Wars: When and Where is Religion Appropriate in the Public Schools? Edited by Melissa Deckman and Joseph Prud’homme
Mark Rom

When Educators Are the Learners: Private Contracting by Public Schools
Working Paper
Nora Gordon and Silke Forbes
2011

Collaborative Learning and Technology Skills Development: Evaluation of an Online Annual Grantee Meeting
Maternal and Child Health Journal
John Richards and Karen Edwards
2011

Tea Party Influence: A Story of Activists and Elites
Forthcoming in American Politics Research
Michael A. Bailey, Jonathan Mummolo and Hans Noel

Do Campaign Contributions Lead to Policies That Favor the Wealthy? An Examination of Taxing and Spending in the American States
Working Paper
Michael A. Bailey

Public Approval of State Legislatures
Legislative Studies Quarterly, Vol 37, Issue 1
David Konisky, Jeffrey Milyo, and Lilliard E. Richardson, Jr.
January 23, 2012

Balancing in the States, 1978-2009
State Politics and Policy Quarterly
Michael A. Bailey and Elliott Fullmer
June, 2011

The Effects of Uncontested Elections on Legislator Performance
Legislative Studies Quarterly, Vol 36, Issue 2
David Konisky and Michiko Ueda
May 2, 2011

Public Preferences for Environmental Policy Responsibility
Publius: The Journal of Federalism Vol. 41 number 1, pp.76-100
David Konisky
2011

Does Anxiety Improve Voters' Decision Making?
Political Psychology, vol. 32, no. 2
Jonathan M. Ladd and Gabriel S. Lenz
April 2011

Exporting Air Pollution? Regulatory Enforcement and Environmental Free Riding in the United States
Political Research Quarterly Vol. 63 number 4, pp. 771-782
David Konisky
2010

Examining Environmental Justice in Facility-Level Regulatory Enforcement
Social Science Quarterly Vol. 91 number 3, pp. 835-855
David Konisky
2010

Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Action on Early Market Reforms
Center on Health Insurance Reforms
Katie Keith, Kevin W. Lucia, and Sabrina Corlette
March, 2012

Premium Incentives to Drive Wellness in the Workplace
Center on Health Insurance Reforms
JoAnn Volk and Sabrina Corlette
February, 2012

Penalizing the Party: Health Care Reform Issue Voting in the 2010 Election
Forthcoming in American Politics Research
David Konisky and Lilliard E. Richardson, Jr.

“State Health and Welfare Programs”
Forthcoming in State Politics and Policy
Mark Rom

Urologists' Self-Referral for Pathology of Biopsy Specimens Linked to Increased Utilization and Lower Prostate Cancer Detection
Health Affairs
Jean M. Mitchell
April, 2012

Policy Solutions for Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy
The Brookings Institution
Adam Thomas
March, 2012

Three Strategies to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Adam Thomas
March, 2012

Using Health Information Technology to Improve Health and Health Care in Underserved Communities: The Primary Care Information Project
AcademyHealth
Laura Summer
February, 2012

The Importance of Federal Financing to the Nation's Long-Term Care Safety Net
The SCAN Foundation
Judy Feder and Harriet L. Komisar
February, 2012

Performing Under Pressure: Annual Findings of a 50-State Survey of Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, and Cost-Sharing Policies in Medicaid and CHIP 2011-2012
Center for Children and Families and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Martha Heberlein, et al.
January 18, 2012

Secrets to Success: An Analysis of Four States at the Forefront of the Nation’s Gains in Children’s Health Coverage
Center for Children and Families and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Jocelyn Guyer, Tricia Brooks, and Samantha Artiga
January, 2012

Proposed Medicaid Long-Term Care Changes Raise Host of Questions About Impact
Health Policy Institute
Laura Summer and Joan Alker
January, 2012

Looking Ahead to 2012, What Changes Are In Store for Florida's Medicaid Program
Center for Children and Families
Joan Alker, Laura Summer, and Jack Hoadley
December 7, 2011

Proposed Medicaid Premiums Challenge Coverage for Florida’s Children and Parents
Health Policy Institute
Joan Alker and Jack Hoadley
December, 2011

Improving Coverage for Children Under Health Reform Will Require Maintaining Current Eligibility Standards
Health Affairs
Genevieve Kenney, Matthew Buettgens, Jocelyn Guyer, and Martha Heberlein
December, 2011

Despite Economic Challenges, Progress Continues: Children’s Health Insurance Coverage in the United States from 2008-2010
Center for Children and Families
Tara Mancini, Martha Heberlein, and Joan Alker
November 29, 2011

Major Implications for Children and Families of the Proposed Affordable Care Act Rules on Eligibility and Enrollment Systems
Center for Children and Families
October 25, 2011

Transforming Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions and Long-Term Care Needs: Coordinating Care Across All Services
The SCAN Foundation
Harriet L. Komisar and Judy Feder
October, 2011

Examining Medicaid Managed Long-Term Service and Support Programs: Key Issues To Consider
Health Policy Institute and the Kaiser Family Foundation
Laura Summer
October, 2011

The Arizona KidsCare CHIP Enrollment Freeze: How Has it Impacted Enrollment and Families?
Georgetown University Center for Children and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Martha Heberlein, Jocelyn Guyer, and Cathy Hope
September 29, 2011

Understanding The Effects of The Medicare Part D Coverage Gap in 2008 and 2009
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Jack Hoadley, Elizabeth Hargrave, Laura Summer, and Juliette Cubanski
September, 2011

Fulfilling the Promise of 2014: Aligning and Simplifying Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment for Children and Parents
Center for Children and Families and National Women's Law Center
Tricia Brooks and Jennifer Mezey
August 18, 2011

Medicaid and its Role for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN): A Family Perspective
Center for Children and Families and Family Voices
Liz Arjun, et al.
July 28, 2011

Perspective: The ACO Rules – Striking the Balance between Participation and Transformative Potential”
New England Journal of Medicine
Judy Feder, Meredith Rosenthal, and David Cutler
July 28, 2011

Bundling Payment for Episodes of Hospital Care: Issues and Recommendations for the New Pilot Program in Medicare
Center for American Progress
Harriet L. Komisar, Judy Feder, and Paul Ginsburg
July, 2011

What’s Driving Up the Costs of Medicare?
Center for American Progress
Judy Feder and Nicole Caffarella
June 14, 2011

Proposed Federal Spending Caps Threaten Successful Efforts on Children’s Health
Center for Children and Families
Joan Alker and Joe Touschner
June 8, 2011

CHIP: Not a Model for a Medicaid Block Grant
Center for Children and Families
Jocelyn Guyer, Martha Heberlein, and Joan Alker
June 2, 2011

Too Big to Fail: The Enactment of Health Care Reform
Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law
Judy Feder
June, 2011

Active Purchasing for Health Insurance Exchanges: An Analysis of Options
Health Policy Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Sabrina Corlette and JoAnn Volk
June, 2011

Unintended Pregnancy and Taxpayer Spending
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Adam Thomas and Emily Monea
June, 2011

Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
June, 2011

Oral Health Resource Bulletin
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
June, 2011

The Impact of Premiums on Families in BadgerCare Plus
Center for Children and Families
Joan Alker, Martha Heberlein, and Wesley Prater
May 23, 2011

Presumptive Eligibility: Providing Access to Health Care Without Delay and Connecting Children to Coverage
Center for Children and Families
Tricia Brooks
May 9, 2011

Understanding Florida Medicaid Today And the Impact of Federal Health Care Reform
Health Policy Institute and The Jessie Ball duPont Fund
Jack Hoadley and Joan Alker
April 5, 2011

As Legislators Wrestle to Define Next Generation of Florida Medicaid, Benefits of Reform Effort Are Far From Clear 
Health Policy Institute and The Jessie Ball duPont Fund
Joan Alker and Jack Hoadley
April 5, 2011

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Safety Net
AcademyHealth
Laura Summer
April, 2011

The Massachusetts and Utah Health Insurance Exchanges: Lessons Learned
Center for Children and Families, Health Policy Institute, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Sabrina Corlette, Joan Alker, Joe Touschner, and JoAnn Volk
March 31, 2011

Mobile Phone Technologies Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in Resource-Limited Settings: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Text Message Reminders
AIDS 27 Vol. 25, Issue 6
James Habyarimana, Cristiana Pop-Eleches, Harshac Thirumurthy, Joshua Zivin, Markus Goldstein, Damien de Walque, Leslieh MacKeen, Jessica Haberer, Sylvester Kimaiyo, John Sidle, Duncan Ngare, and David Bangsberg
March 27, 2011

Early Wins for Children on the One-Year Anniversary of Health Reform: Family Perspectives
Center for Children and Families
Martha Heberlein, Cathy Hope, and Jocelyn Guyer
March 25, 2011

Roadblocks to Coverage for Children: Implications of Procedural Cuts in Medicaid and CHIP 
Center for Children and Families
March 25, 2011

Electronic Signatures: How Do They Work for Medicaid and CHIP?
Center for Children and Families
Tricia Brooks
March 16, 2011

Medicaid and State Budgets: Looking at the Facts 
Center for Children and Families
Martha Heberlein, Joan Alker, and Qursum Qasim
March 15, 2011

Eliminating Medicaid and CHIP Stability Provisions (MoE): What's at Stake for Children and Families
Center for Children and Families
Jocelyn Guyer and Martha Heberlein
February 23, 2011

A Challenge for States: Assuring Timely Access to Optimal Long-Term Services and Supports in the Community
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Laura Summer
February, 2011

Helping Consumers Manage Long-Term Services and Supports in the Community
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Laura Summer
February, 2011

Holding Steady, Looking Ahead: Annual Findings of a 50-State Survey of Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures, and Cost Sharing Practices in Medicaid and CHIP, 2010-2011
Center for Children and Families and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Martha Heberlein, et al.
January 11, 2011

President Obama’s Health Care Reform: The Impossible Inevitable
The Obama Presidency: Continuity and Change
Mark Rom, Robert Maranto, Andrew Dowdle, and Dirk van Raemdonc
2011

Seal America: The Prevention Invention, 2nd Edition
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
2011

Be an Oral Health Champion: How School-Based Clinic Staff Can Help Students Achieve Good Oral Health
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
2011

Why We Need the Minimum Coverage Mandate
Center for American Progress
Judy Feder and Jonathon Gruber
December 14, 2010

Achieving Accountable and Affordable Care
Center for American Progress
Judy Feder and David Cutler
December 20, 2010

Integration, Concentration, and Competition in the Provider Marketplace
AcademyHealth
Laura Summer
December, 2010

Heckle and Chide: Results of a randomized road safety intervention in Kenya.
Journal of Public Economics
James Habyarimana and William Jack
2011

When BITs Have Some Bite: The Political Economy of Multilateral Aid
The Review of International Organizations
Jennifer Tobin and Susan Rose-Ackerman
March, 2011

A BIT is better than a Lot
World Politics
Jennifer L. Tobin and Marc L. Busch

An Examination of the Work History of Pittsburgh Steelworkers, Who Were Displaced and Received Publicly-Funded Retraining in the Early 1980s
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6429
Robert Bednarzik with Joseph Szalanski
March, 2012

A Very Uneven Road: U.S. Labor Markets in the Past 30 Years
Russell Sage Foundation
Harry J. Holzer and Marek Hlavac
March 8, 2012

Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Anthony P. Carnevale, Ban Cheah, and Jeff Strohl
January 4, 2012

Where Are All the Good Jobs Going? What National and Local Job Quality and Dynamics Mean for U.S. Workers
Harry J. Holzer, Julia I. Lane, David B. Rosenblum, and Fredrik Andersson
January, 2011

Creating More Effective Education and Workforce Systems in US Metropolitan Areas
Institute for Research on Poverty
Harry J. Holzer
November, 2011

The Midwest Challenge
Center on Education and the Workforce
Anthony Carnevale and Nicole Smith
September 13, 2011

The College Payoff
Center on Education and the Workforce
August 5, 2011

The Undereducated American
Center on Education and the Workforce
Anthony Carnevale and Stephen J. Rose
June 26, 2011

What’s It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors
Center on Education and the Workforce
Anthony Carnevale, Jeff Strohl, and Michelle Melton
May 24, 2011

An Uneven Road and Then a Cliff: US Labor Markets, 2000-10
Russell Sage Foundation
Harry J. Holzer and Marek Hlavac
April 26, 2011

Less Skilled Immigration to the US: Reflections on Directions for Policy Reform
Migration Policy Institute
Harry J. Holzer
January, 2011

Jobs and the Economy: A Roundtable Discussion
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
Harry J. Holzer
January, 2011

“Social Welfare Policy”
Forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of State and Local Politics, Edited by Don Haider-Markel
Mark Rom

Penny-Wise and Pound Foolish: Why Fighting Poverty Makes Sense in the Great Recession
Center for American Progress
Harry J. Holzer
September, 2010

Federalist No. 71: Can the Federal Government Be Held Accountable for Performance?
Public Administration Review
Beryl Radin
December, 2011

The magic and power of data: A tribute to Howard Snyder. Criminology and Public Policy
Criminology and Public Policy, Vol. 10 Issue 2, pp. 217-221
Shay Bilchik
May, 2011

“Performance Measurement and Accountability in the Intergovernmental System in 2020”
Networked Governance: The Future of Intergovernmental, Edited by Jack W. Meek and Kurt Thurmaier
Beryl Radin
2011

“Does Performance Measurement Actually Improve Accountability”
Accountable Governance; Problems and Promises, Edited by Melvin Dubnick and F. George Frederickson
Beryl Radin
2011

The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: A Macroeconomic Governance Perspective
Journal of Common Market Studies 49.4, 871 – 894
Andreas Kern and Alexander Salhi
2011

Financial Governance in the EMP
EuroMed Journal of Business 6.2, 253 – 271
Alexander Salhi and Andreas Kern
2011

Just a Reminder: Don’t Ignore Congress
The Public Manager
Beryl Radin
July 1, 2011

The Politics of Automatic Stabilization Mechanism in Public Pension Programs
Social Science Center, Berlin
Kent Weaver
January, 2011

Trade and Market Selection: Evidence from Manufacturing Plants in Colombia
Review of Economic Dynamics
Adriana Kugler, Marcela Eslava, John Haltiwanger, and Maurice Kugler
April, 2013

Katrina’s Children: Evidence on the Structure of Peer Effects from Hurricane Evacuees
American Economic Review
Adriana Kugler, Bruce Sacerdote, and Scott Imberman
August, 2012

Subsidizing Vocational Training for Disadvantaged Youth in Colombia: Evidence from a Randomized Trial
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Adriana Kugler, Orazio Attanasio and Costas Meghir
July, 2011

Factor Adjustment after Deregulation: Panel Evidence from Colombian Plants
Review of Economics and Statistics
Marcela Eslava, John Haltiwanger, Adriana Kugler and Maurice Kugler
May, 2010