2020 DC Regional Student Conference Program

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Detailed Schedule 

Friday, April 24

 

Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am–9:30 am

Location: Mary Graydon Center 2 – 5

Description:

Please join us for a light continental breakfast when pickup your conference badge and program.
 

Friday, April 24

Concurrent Sessions
9:30 am–11:00 am

 

Energy Policy 
Location: Mary Graydon Center 200
Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • The Impacts of Special Environmental Events on Electricity-Saving Behaviors: Evidence from Smart Meter Data of Residential and Non-Residential Consumers
    Xingchi Shen, University of Maryland College Park, Yueming Qiu, University of Maryland College Park, Ling Luo, State Grid Shanghai Electric Power Research Institute and Xiaohao Zheng, Jiangsu Trans Universe Power Co. Ltd
     
  • Energy Footprint of Food: The Case of Corn Production in Delaware
    Nicolas Al Fahel, University of Delaware
     
  • Social Versus Private Benefits of Energy Efficiency Under Time-of-Use and Increasing Block Pricing
    Jing Liang, University of Maryland
     
  • Willingness to Pay for Renewable Energy – a Longitudinal Study
    Leslie M Carter, Virginia Commonwealth University
     
  • Are Electric Vehicles Incentives Effective? Evidence from the 50 U.S. States
    Shiying Wang, Georgetown University; World Resources Institute

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Health Management 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 3 - 5

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Socioeconomic, Political, and Regulatory Determinants of State Sanctioning Patterns for Clinical Social Workers
    Nickolas B Davis, University of Central Florida
     
  • Cracking the Code of Human Germline Genome Editing: Dual-Use Research of Concern Governance at the International Level
    Rebecca Lynne Earnhardt, University of Maryland, College Park
     
  • Impact of a Market-Wide Price Transparency Tool on Providers’ Billed Charges in New York State
    Grace Kim, New York University and Sherry Glied, New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
     
  • Market Characteristics That Drive Consumer Shopping Behavior: Evidence from the Launch of a Statewide Charge Transparency Tool.
    Grace Kim, New York University and Sherry Glied, New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
     
  • The Financial and Quality Implications of Large Health System Formation
    Roslyn C Murray, Georgetown University

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Inequality & Gentrification 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 315

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Spatial Analysis of Inequality in the United States
    Muhammad Salar Khan, George Mason University and Abu Bakkar Siddique, George Mason University
     
  • Is White Flight Anecdotal?
    Shuhua He, SUNY at Buffalo
     
  • The Effect of Gentrification on Eviction Rates in Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods
    Lukas J Pisel, McCourt School of Public Policy

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International Education 

Location: Butler Boardroom

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Free to Choose: Did School Vouchers Fix Swedish Failing Education System?
    Olga Churkina, Georgia State University
     
  • The Elusiveness of Equity and Diversity in South Africa’s National Plan for Higher Education Policy Era: Evidence of an Unchanging Graduate Demographic Profile
    Tafadzwa G. Tivaringe, University of Colorado, Boulder
     
  • Why Malala Is Right about Girls Schools: Evidence from Punjab, Pakistan
    Salman A Khan, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Chicago
     
  • An Aspiring Friend Is a Friend Indeed: School Peers and College Aspirations in Brazil
    Jessica Gagete Miranda, Bocconi University
     
  • Measuring the Effects of the Wage Subsidy Program on Private Education Outcomes in Saudi Arabia
    Meshal Abdulaziz Alkhowaiter, Georgetown University

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Policy & Politics at the Federal, State, and Local Levels 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 328

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Examining Federal Privacy Laws in the Context of International Trade
    Caitlin Teresa Chin, Georgetown University
     
  • Democratic Meritocracy: Respecting the Importance of Merit without Neglecting the Power of Democracy
    Bryce J Slinger, University of Maryland
     
  • Mapping the Institutionalization of Evaluation and Prioritization of Evidence in the U.S. Federal Government
    Esther C. Nolton, George Mason University, Marvin G. Powell, George Mason University, Divya Varier, George Mason University, Valerie Caracelli, Government Accountability Office and Rodney K. Hopson, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
     
  • Urban Education in the Mayor’S Purview: POWER, Politics, and Ulterior Motives
    Darry Powell-Young, Wayne State University
     
  • Local Laboratories of Democracy and Greater Gun Safety Preempted.
    Cynthia A Golembeski, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar; Rutgers-Newark

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Rehabilitation, Reintegration, and Crime Prevention 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 2

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Race and Algorithmic Risk Assessments
    Haley Archambault, American University
     
  • Procedural Justice in Prisons and Offender Rehabilitation
    Alexandru Petre, West University of Timisoara
     
  • The Effectiveness of Good Samaritan Laws: Evidence from across America, 1999-2017
    Russell John Kraus, United States Military Academy
     
  • High Stakes at a Low Cost: Assessing the Impact of a Short-Term Residential Recovery Center on Offender Retention and Abstinence
    Amanda C. Teye, James Madison University
     
  • Typology of Police Youth Organizations in Florida
    Vernise Estorcien, Florida International University/ Department of Public Policy and Administration

 

Friday, April 24

Concurrent Sessions
11:15 am–12:45 pm

 

Climate Policy 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 200

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Essays on Science in Court: An Analysis of Climate Change Litigation in the US from 1990 to 2018
    Daniel SJ Kim, George Washington University
     
  • Setting the Environmental Policy Agenda: The Case of Alipay Ant Forest Initiative in China
    Yutong Si, Northeastern University
     
  • The Effect of Government Messaging on Climate Opinion As a Function of Salience
    Lucy E Gillespie, University of Pittsburgh
     
  • A Theory of Impact Bonds As an Alternative to Pigouvian Tax and Public Provision: Application for Climate Change
    Nathan D Witkin, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy


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Corruption 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 2

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Public Procurement in Ghana:Policy Analysis of the Public Procurement Act 663 from the Perspective of Reducing Corruption in Procurement Processes in Public Sector Institutions
    Mohammed Aminu Aliu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Ridwan Abukari, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and Fatima Salhane, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
     
  • Gender and Bribery Victimization in Mexico
    Ana Paulina Ornelas Cruz, Georgetown University
     
  • Vertical Collusion and Bid Tailoring in Open Procurement Auctions
    Hanna Charankevich, University of Virginia
     
  • Applying Structural Equation Modeling to Analyze the Mutual Causality between Corruption and Trust and the Impact of the Car Wash Operation
    Eduardo Carvalho Nepomuceno Alencar, University of California, Irvine

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Education in an Age of Global Migration: Evidence from India, Chile, and the United States 

Location: Butler Boardroom

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Is There an Immigrant Peer Effect? Classroom Composition and the Academic Performance of Native Chileans
    Rafael Contreras Gomez, Georgetown University
     
  • Head Start or Public Pre-K: How Preschool Type Matters for Dual Language Learners in the U.S.
    Anne Partika, Georgetown University
     
  • How Does a Household’s Response to Adverse Climate Events Impact Their Students’ Educational Attainment and Achievement?
    Ritika Iyer, Georgetown University


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National Security & Foreign Policy 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 328

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • The Effect of Ideology on Lethality Among Terrorist Organizations
    Ido Eliyahu Levy, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
     
  • Strengthening America's Alliances: A Case for Domestic Public Diplomacy?
    Grant E. Cuprak, McCourt School, Georgetown University
     
  • Nuclear Weapons and Post-Conflict Regional Stability
    Ricardo Lopez, Virginia Commonwealth University
     
  • United States Foreign Policy Decision-Making and the Iran’s Nuclear Program
    Yousof Azizi, Virginia Tech


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Women in the Workforce 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 315

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Impact of Longer Maternity Leave on Maternal Mental Health and Wellbeing: Evidence from Chile
    Luis Faundez Chacon, University of Illinois, Chicago
     
  • The Unintended Effects of California’s Paid Family Leave Program on Children's Birth Outcomes
    Feng Chen, Tulane University
     
  • Paid Family Leave and Its Impact on Maternal Labor Force Outcomes in the United States
    Mariam Khan, American University
     
  • Mothers’ School Re-Enrollment: A Mixed Methods Study of Effects and Processes for Both Generations of Mothers’ Return to School
    Theresa Anderson, Urban Institute; George Washington University
     

Friday, April 24

Workshop

1:00 pm–2:00 pm


Lunch Panel: Policy Issues in the Upcoming Election

Location: Mary Graydon Center 3 - 5

Presenter(s): TBD

Description:

This panel will highlight policy issues likely to play a role in the upcoming election. Policy topics covered could include health care reform, energy and climate change, immigration, criminal justice reform, higher education, and economic mobility. The panel will be moderated by an expert on elections, who will discuss how the political system could influence the election outcome.

Friday, April 24

Concurrent Sessions

2:15 pm–3:45 pm

 

Drugs and Community Violence 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 2

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Religious Freedom and the Mobilization of Hate?: An Analysis of the Effect of Religious Freedom Restoration Acts on the Prevalence of Hate Crimes in the U.S. States
    Kellen A. Kane, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
     
  • Community-Based Violence Prevention: The Potential Mechanisms of Black Community Cohesion and Implications for Public Policy
    Talib Hudson, The New School
     
  • The Impact of Fatal Encounters on Institutional Trust
    Matthew Harvey, University of South Carolina
     
  • The Price of Sexual Violence: Long-Term Economic Impact on Survivors and the Economy
    Briana R. Taylor, George Washington University
     
  • The Relationship between Unemployment Rates and Consumption Rates of Hydrocodone and Oxycodone at the County Level
    Nathan BR Legg, Georgetown University- McCourt School of Public Policy


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Effects of Climate Change 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 200

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Social Drivers of Anthropocentric Climate Change: A Critical Examination of Land Management and Food Security Though an Indigenous and Ecofeminist Lens
    Kaitlyn Heather Johnson, The New School
     
  • Extreme Temperatures and Fetal Health: The Impacts of Extreme Heat Exposure in the United States
    Emilia Calma, McCourt School of Public Policy
     
  • Does Cap and Trade Work? Assessing the Impact of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
    Rachel Erlebacher, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
     
  • Linking Climate Change, Income Inequality and Economic Development: A Tale of Two Worlds
    Mel George, University of Maryland

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Public Management 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 328

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • How to Model Forward Guidance and Address a Larger Puzzle
    Derin Aksit, Johns Hopkins University
     
  • Determining Influence of a Governor’s Political Party Affiliation on the Fiscal Health of a State: An Analysis of the Effect of Democratic and Republican Governors' Fiscal and Budgetary Policies on State Fiscal Health, 2003-2018
    Jason M. Bennett, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and Melissa F. McShea, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
     
  • Public Policy for Social Enterprise —a Systematic Review of the Policy Initiatives from Around the World
    Wendy Chen, George Mason University
     
  • An Exploration of Strategies to Boost Public Engagement with the Federal Government on Social Media
    Xu Han, University of Maryland and Qinqin Sun, University of Maryland,College Park

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School Choice

Location: Butler Boardroom

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • District Flexibility and Student Achievement: Investigating Charter Systems in Georgia
    Courtney Montague, Georgia State University
     
  • The Role of Parent-School Partnership in School Choice
    Jason Saltmarsh, University of Maryland College Park
     
  • A Hedonic Analysis of School-Quality Valuation Under the Universal Lottery System in Washington, D.C.
    Lucy M. Hadley, Georgetown University

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Social Equity & Race 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 315

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Mitigating the Effects of Double Jeopardy for African American Women in Government
    Fatimah Pierce, Walden University
     
  • Does Race, Gender, or Race-Gender Interaction Matter?: An Econometric Analysis of Intersectionality Theory to Better Predict Subjective Well-Being for the American Middle Class
    Tiffany N Ford, University of Maryland
     
  • Colorism and the Perception of Justice
    Arsene Frederic, American University Department Of Justice/Law/Criminology Graduate Assistant and TaLisa Carter, Assistant Professor of American University Department Of Justice, Law, and Criminology

 

Friday, April 24

Poster Reception

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources Policy # 34111: Brownfields' Potential Role in Redevelopment of Distressed Neighborhoods
    Weintana Leah Abraha, Brandeis University, Heller School of Social Policy and Management
     
  2. Education # 34141: The Relationship between School Technology Expenditures and High School Graduation Rates: An Assessment of North Carolina Public Schools
    Gaoqi Zhang, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
     
  3. Education # 34148: Examining the Role of Family Characteristics in Their Participation and Satisfaction in the IEP Process
    Cory Gilden, University of Delaware
     
  4. Homeland Security and Emergency Management # 34265: Does the Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery Serve Low- and Median- Income Persons?
    Susamma Seeley, University of Delaware
     
  5. Homeland Security and Emergency Management # 34270: Exogenous Response and Endogenous Recovery: The Impacts of Federal Monies on Economic Recovery
    Jasmine Latiolais, University of Texas at Dallas
     
  6. Health Policy # 34405: Physician Payments & Routine Preventive Care in HIV Management: Racial Differences in the US South
    Deo Mujwara, Virginia Commonwealth Univesity
     
  7. Health Policy # 34473: The Impact of Social Capital on Coordinating Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs
    Judith Beverly, Texas A&M University
     
  8. Housing and Community Development # 34477: Expanding Housing at the Edge: Role of Continuums of Care in Affordable Housing Production in Older Industrial Cities in the United States
    Mimi E. Rayl, University of Delaware
     
  9. Health Policy # 34566: The Spillover Effects of ACA Medicaid Expansion on Children’s Preventive Health Services: Evidence from Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion
    Cuicui Song, Tulane University
     
  10. Education # 34573: Assessing the Effects of the Wage Subsidy Program on Private Education Outcomes in Saudi Arabia
    Meshal Abdulaziz Alkhowaiter, Georgetown University
     
  11. Health Policy # 34588: Novel Respiratory Pathogens Emergency Preparedness
    Arwa Mohammednour Altaf, Johns Hopkins
     
  12. Economics # 34597: Effect of Women's Education on Child's Health and Fertility in Rural India
    Aanchal Bagga, Vanderbilt University
     
  13. Housing and Community Development # 34620: Foster Youth to Homelessness Pipeline: Risk Factors and Policy Associated with Foster Youth and Homelessness
    Brittney Noir Venter, National Foster youth Institute
     
  14. Social Equity & Race # 34634: The Racialized Effect of Federalism and Devolution on Policy Design and Implementation
    Jennifer Renee Daniels, University of Delaware
     
  15. Housing and Community Development # 34660: Documenting the Relationship between Homeless Veterans and Their Communities: A Social Ecological Approach
    Alexa Timmreck, University of Delaware
     
  16. Education # 34689: The Effect of School Librarians on Student Reading Scores
    Sandra Mansour, American University
     
  17. International Development Policy # 34694: Digital Development and Its Impact on Global Financial Inclusion
    Chenming Ran, Georgetown University
     
  18. Housing and Community Development # 34444: Rendering Urban Justice: A Case Study of Community Land Trust Housing Affordability Problem-Solving in the Lower East Side of New York City
    Conrad Ian Walker, The New School
     
  19. Tools of Analysis: Methods, Data, Informatics, and Research Design # 34533: Research Clearinghouses and Standards of Evidence: How Methodological Criteria Influence Effectiveness Ratings
    Mansi Wadhwa, The George Washington University
     
  20. Education # 34192: Is There a Difference in All-Cause Mortality between Non-Hispanic Black and Non-Hispanic White Men with the Same Level of Education? Analyses Using the 2000 – 2011 National Health Interview Surveys.
    Danielle R. Gilmore, George Washington University
     
  21. Education # 34375: Aiming for a “Level Playing Field” - an Analysis of the Progress, Problems, and Equity Potential of Washington, D.C.’s Public School Lottery
    Jason Saltmarsh, University of Maryland College Park
     
  22. Science and Technology # 34328: The Yang Effect: The Emergence of Public Discourse on AI and Automation
    Daniel Schiff, Georgia Institute of Technology
     
  23. Economics # 34037: Paying More for a Shorter Flight - Hidden City Ticketing
    Quanquan Liu, University of Pittsburgh
     
  24. Politics, Presidential Studies, and Election Management # 34683: Effects of Voter Registration Purging in Florida and Georgia during the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections
    Bailey Sutton, Georgetown University
     
  25. Health Policy # 34367: Employer Market Power and Hospital Inpatient Prices Among the Privately Insured
    Mark Meiselbach, Johns Hopkins University

 

 

 

Saturday, April 25

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am–9:30 am

LocationMary Graydon Center 3 - 4

Description:

Join us for a light continental breakfast and pickup your conference badge outside of Mary Graydon Center 3-4.

 

Saturday, April 25

Concurrent Sessions

9:30 am–11:00 am

 

Food Insecurity 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 315

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Barrier Developments: Housing Authority of Baltimore City Public Housing Development Food Apartheid
    Christina Stocks, University of Baltimore
     
  • Impact of Universal Free Meals on Student Nutrition, Behavior, and Academic Performance in Maryland
    Amelie Hecht, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Keshia M. Pollack Porter, Johns Hopkins University
     
  • Using Information and Technology to Improve Efficacy of Welfare Programs Evidence from a Field Experiment in India
    Upasak Das, University of Pennsylvania, Amartya Paul, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India and Mohit Sharma, Collaborative Research and Dissemination, New Delhi
     
  • Patterns of Entrance and Exit from Universal Free School Meal Programs Under the Community Eligibility Provision.
    Rebecca A. Davis, University of Pennsylvania

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International Community Violence

Location: Mary Graydon Center 2

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • The Prevalence of Jungle Justice in Nigeria
    Taiwo. C. Oguntuyo, Old Dominion University
     
  • Analysis of Factors Shaping Recent Political Priority for Addressing Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in the United Kingdom
    Yusra R Shawar, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Phong P Truong, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Jeremy Shiffman, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
     
  • The Role of a Weak Rule of Law in Rising Violence Against Women in Mexico
    Mariana Raphael, Georgetown University

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Payday Loans

Location: Mary Graydon Center 200

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • The Relationship between Exposure to Financial Education and Usage of Payday Loans
    Sarah Barrese, Georgetown University
     
  • The Effect of Payday Lending Restrictions on Suicide and Fatal Overdoses
    Thanh T Lu, Temple University
     
  • State Level Payday Loan Policy and Potential Shortfalls
    Vance J Larsen, University of Washington, Seattle

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Population and Migration

Location: Butler Boardroom

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Famine, Institutions, and Indentured Migration in Colonial India
    Ashish Aggarwal, University of Warwick
     
  • Asian Americans and Identity: Scratching the Surface of Census Data
    Shabana K. Shaheen, Virginia Commonwealth University
     
  • Economic Integration of Syrian Refugees in Turkey
    Merve Ulukaya, George Mason University
     
  • Importing Inequality: The Rise of Foreign Top Earners in the UK
    Arun Advani, University of Warwick, Felix Koenig, Princeton University, Lorenzo Pessina, Columbia University and Andy Summers, London School of Economics

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Sexual and Reproductive Health 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 247

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Marijuana Laws and Teenage Pregnancy Outcomes
    Ernest Dorilas, Georgia State University
     
  • The Relationship between Female Fertility Rate and Female Labor Participation in G7 Countries: Evidence from Unit Root Test, Cointegration and Vector Error Correction Model
    Christine Oketch, University of Texas at Dallas
     
  • Prepare for Trouble: Risk Compensation and the Unintended Consequences of PrEP
    Luis Faundez Chacon, University of Illinois, Chicago
     
  • Catholic and Evangelical Religious-Political Narratives about the Contraceptive Coverage Requirement Policy
    Leah Marie Silverman, Walden University

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Teaching in the US and Abroad

Location: Mary Graydon Center 328

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Is Teacher Preparation Working? Analyzing the Experiences of Two Blacks Males in an Ivy League Program
    Tina L. Fletcher, University of Pennsylvania
     
  • Grading Practices of International Instructors at Research Universities
    Trang Pham, University of Missouri
     
  • The Alaskan Teacher Shortage: Challenges with Recruitment and Retention in Rural Schools
    Rachel E. Barrachina, Georgetown University
     
  • Improving Teacher Satisfaction in Richmond Public Schools
    Andrew W. Bishop, University of Virginia; Richmond Public Schools

 

 Saturday, April 25

Concurrent Sessions

11:15 am–12:45 pm

 

Community Development 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 2

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • A Report on the State of Broadband in Albemarle County, VA
    Lukas T Pietrzak, Georgetown University/ MPP Student
     
  • Unconquerable? Homeownership and Local Political Power
    Devin C Edwards, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
     
  • Public Infrastructure and Economic Development in Low Income Economies
    Prakash Chandra Sapkota, Osaka City University
     
  • State Business Incentives and Employment Growth: Evidence across Firm Size and Age
    Abraham Song, George Mason University
     
  • Incubating in the Periphery: Asset Creation in Emerging Industries
    Paige Clayton, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Maryann Feldman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Adams Nager, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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International Family Planning 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 247

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Implication of China's New Two Child Policy: The Demand for Children, Mating Process and the Gender Wage Gap
    Jiani Gao, Binghamton University
     
  • Leveraging Social Networks for Increased Impact of Mass Media Campaigns on Family Planning Adoption - the Case of South Nyanza, Kenya
    Navishti Das, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
     
  • How Natural Disasters Affect Pregnant Women and Children: Evidence from 2015 Nepal Earthquake
    Moumita Ghorai, WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY


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K-12 Education 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 328

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Teachers' Encouragement in STEM Class Enrollment and Its Impact on High School Achievement
    Md Ohiul Islam, Western Michigan University
     
  • Economic Bust and Schooling Boom: The Case of Young Hispanics Post the Great Recession
    Salman A Khan, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Chicago
     
  • Literature Review: Bilingual Education for Newcomer Youth in the United States
    Lisa P Lopez-Escobar, Georgetown University
     
  • The Effect of Charter High School Expansion on College Readiness and Intentions
    Christal G. Hamilton, University of Missouri, Columbia

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Poverty in the US and Abroad 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 315

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Can Childcare Centers Trigger Alleviating Poverty? Evidence from an Ex-Post Experimental Evaluation Study in Nepal
    Jeevan Raj Lohani, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
     
  • Sources of Resourcefulness: The Culture of Poverty As a Productive Adaptation to Economic Uncertainty
    Nathan D Witkin, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
     
  • The Effect of Early Social Security Retirement Benefit Receipt on Poverty Among Older Women
    Marisa Paige Reed Shenk, McCourt School of Public Policy
     
  • Can Good Employment Solve the Problems of Poverty in the USA?
    Abu Bakkar Siddique, George Mason University

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Safety Nets 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 200

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Medicaid in Puerto Rico: The Effects of the Block Grant on Health Outcomes
    Lina Stolyar, Georgetown University
     
  • Pennsylvania’s General Assistance Program: The Effects of an Unrestricted Cash Benefit on Philadelphia’s Most Vulnerable Residents
    Mina Addo, University of Pennsylvania
     
  • The Spillover Effects of ACA Medicaid Expansion on Children's Preventive Health Services: Evidence from Louisiana's Medicaid Expansion
    Cuicui Song, Tulane University
     
  • Deconstruction of the Welfare Queen” Recognizing Social Construction and Deservedness in Policy Design
    Tylis Cooper, University of Baltimore

 

Saturday, April 25

Workshop

12:45 pm–1:30 pm

Lunch Workshop: How to Brand Yourself

Location: Mary Graydon Center 3 - 4

Presenter(s): TBD

Description:

This workshop will focus on branding. The importance of having a personal brand and tips for developing one will be covered. Panelists will also discuss how to communicate your brand. Areas covered will include building a social media presence, developing an effective elevator speech, and building a powerful network.

 

Saturday, April 25

Concurrent Sessions

1:45 pm–3:15 pm
 

Education Outcomes 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 328

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • A Closer Look: Proximity Boosts Homeless Student Performance in New York City
    Michael Cassidy, Rutgers University
     
  • Exploring Wage Differences between GED Recipients
    Eric Childress, George Mason University
     
  • What’s in a Job? Evaluating the Impact of Private Sector Job Experience on Students' Academic Outcomes
    Urbashee Paul, Northeastern University, Alicia Sasser Modestino, Northeastern University and Joseph McLaughlin, Boston Private Industry Council
     
  • Addressing the Race-Based Academic Achievement Gap Among Elementary School Students
    Danielle R. Gilmore, George Washington University
     
  • The Impact of Refugees on Native Students' Academic Achievement
    Cynthia van der Werf, University of California, Davis

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International Development 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 2

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • What Drives China's Presence in LATAM? an Empirical Analysis of Chinese FDI in Latin America
    Evelyn Simoni, Georgetown University
     
  • Buying Influence: An Analysis of the Effect of Chinese FDI on a Country's UN General Assembly Voting
    Braden Henry Durian, United States Military Academy
     
  • Constrained or Not Constrained? Identifying Financially Constrained Firms in the Brazilian Economy
    Daniel Grimaldi, George Mason University
     
  • Regulatory Entrepreneurship: A Fintech’s Experience in Policymaking Process.
    Adebola Daramola, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Policies to Support Children, Elderly, and the Disabled 

Location: Mary Graydon Center 247

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Happy 18th Birthday, Now Leave: The Hardships of Aging out of Foster Care
    Alexa Prettyman, Georgia State University
     
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) & Mental Disorders
    Amy E Clifton-Mills, Virginia Commonwealth University, Amy Kyle Cook, Virginia Commonwealth University and Nancy Morris, Virginia Commonwealth University
     
  • Using Blockchain to Aid in-Home Support for the Elderly and Disabled
    Thomas Gower, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; The Hilltop Institute and James Clavin, The Hilltop Institute; University of Maryland, Baltimore County
     
  • Preventing Child Removal Using Legal Aid: Strategies, Program Examples, and Government Support
    Karlee M. Naylon, American University

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Water Resource Management

Location: Mary Graydon Center 315

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Flood Your Neighbors: The Economic Impacts of Levee Building
    Haoluan Wang, University of Maryland
     
  • Revitalizing the Blue Economy By Reducing Hypoxia in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region
    Abdoulaye Ba, Carnegie Mellon University
     
  • Analyzing Urban Water Governance Using Social Network Approach – Case of Ahmedabad City, India
    Vaishali Kushwaha, Northeastern University
 
 
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