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PhD Candidate Andrew Heiss Receives Award

PhD candidate Andrew Heiss has received a 2016 Staats Emerging Scholars Award from NASPAA.  Given to three PhD candidates entering the job market in the coming year, the winners will present a paper at the annual conference before leaders in the field. The award includes a cash prize, complimentary conference registration and travel funds. He researches the restrictions placed on international NGOs by authoritarian regimes.


PhD Candidate Vance-McMullen Receives Horowitz Grant

PhD candidate Danielle Vance-McMullen has received a grant of $7,500 from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy to support her research. Her project, The Nonprofit Organization Boom and Its Consequences for Charitable Giving, focuses on the effects of the recent dramatic growth of nonprofits organizations.  Vance-McMullen is one of 19 scholars from around the world receiving the grants for 2015.


Darity Gives Lewis-Oaxaca Lecture

William "Sandy" Darity, Jr, gave the Lewis-Oaxaca Distinguished Lecture On "Genetics and Inequality" at the 2016 AEA Summer Mentoring Pipeline Conference at Michigan State University in July. He was given a plaque recognizing the event by Marie Mora, director of the American Economics Association Mentoring Program, which seeks to address the under-representation of racial and ethnic scholars among those seeking a doctoral degree in economics. 


Amicus Brief by Ananat Cited in Supreme Court Decision

Associate Professor Elizabeth Ananat joined an amicus brief that was cited twice in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of ...