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JPAM Closer Look Podcast


JPAM’s Closer Look is a deep-dive discussion with JPAM authors who are researching some of the top issues facing our country today—including immigration, education, crime, healthcare and housing. 

Join our host, Seth Gershenson, Associate Professor of Public Policy, American University and Research Fellow, IZA Institute of Labor Economics in learning more about the research that will shape future public policy.

Closer Look is a production of JPAM and the American University’s School of Public Affairs. Be sure to follow the podcast on your favorite platform so you don’t miss an episode!

Check out the rest of the episodes here


JPAM’s Closer Look Episode 26: Infant Safe Havens

Dr. Lindsey Bullinger, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, talks about Infant Safe Havens.

JPAM’s Closer Look Episode 25: Forecasts for a Post-Roe America

Our host, Seth Gershenson, talks to Dr. Caitlin Myers, the John G. McCullough Professor of Economics at Middlebury College, about what America may look like as the aftermath of Dobbs V. Jackson unfolds.

JPAM’s Closer Look Episode 24: Safety Net Generosity and Maternal Mental Health

Our host, Seth Gershenson, talks to Professor Lucie Schmidt about her research on the impact of social safety net benefits on single moms' mental health and risky behaviors.

JPAM’s Closer Look Episode 23: Who is self employed, and why?

Our host, Seth Gershenson, talks to Professor Brittany Street about her research on the overrepresentation of folks with a criminal history among the self employed.

JPAM’s Closer Look Episode 22: Houston's Art Access Initiative

Our host, Seth Gershenson, talks to Professors Dan Bowen and Brian Kisida about their research article on the causal effects of an arts education program in Houston.