GPPR 2 On February 12, 2013, The Georgetown Public Policy Review proudly unveiled their second annual Graduate Thesis Edition (Volume 18:1). Inspired by the robust and high-quality analysis conducted through the GPPI thesis process, the journal features condensed theses from six exemplary GPPI graduates. The journal is the result of months of hard work, including advisor nominations, editorial revisions, and faculty review of each article. Four of the six authors returned to Old North for the launch to present their research to current students. The result was an informative and enjoyable evening, which highlighted the success of this immense undertaking and the quality policy analysis generated by GPPI students. GPPReview is a nonpartisan, student-run organization of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. GPPReview’s mission is to provide an outlet for innovative new thinkers and established policymakers to offer perspectives on the politics and policies that shape our nation and our world.

Approximately 50 dedicated staff members work to produce and promote a print publication, The Georgetown Public Policy Review, as well as an online blog, GPPReview Online. The Review staff strives to not only produce thorough and incisive public policy analysis, but also to advance a more constructive national political discourse.

This year's Graduate Thesis Edition articles can be viewed online and include:

Do Women Make the Difference? The Effect of Gender on Microfinance Repayment Rates
By Cynthia M Brenner

Does Changing Jobs Pay Off? The Relationship between Job Mobility and Wages
By Amanda J Huffman

Renewable Energy at What Cost? Assessing the Effect of Feed-in Tariff Policies on Consumer Electricity Prices in the European Union
By Christopher A Klein

Can Incentives Increase Preference for Daughters? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Scheme in Haryana, India
By Chand Tulal Mazumdar

Effects of Converted Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Laws on Traffic Fatalities
By Christopher L McCall

The Relationship between Parental Receipt of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Children's High School Dropout Status
By Galen Savidge-Wilkins