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The Joint Effects of Income, Vehicle Technology, and Rail Transit Access on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

New paper published: The Joint Effects of Income, Vehicle Technology, and Rail Transit Access on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Marlon G. Boarnet, Raphael W. Bostic, Andrew Eisenlohr, Seva Rodnyansky, Raúl Santiago-Bartolomei, Huê-Tâm Webb Jamme First Published July 28, 2018 Research Article  https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118787087 * Abstract This paper examines the relationship between income, Read more…

Fast-Forward to the Frightening Future

Fast-Forward to the Frightening Future: How the 21st Century Cures Act Accelerates Technological Innovation…at Unknown Risk to Us All Anthony W. Orlando, Arnold J. Rosoff First Published August 14, 2018 Research Article https://doi.org/10.1177/0098858818789425 * I. INTRODUCTION Regulating technology in a field being fundamentally transformed by rapid advances is an exercise Read more…

New paper: Corporate charitable foundations, executive entrenchment, and shareholder distributions

“Corporate charitable foundations, executive entrenchment, and shareholder distributions” Nicolas J. Duquette, Eric C. Ohrn https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2018.04.006* Abstract We show that firms with corporate charitable foundations increased shareholder distributions by less than one half as much as similar firms without foundations following the 2003 capital income tax cut, even after controlling for Read more…

Policy uncertainty and corporate performance in government-sponsored voluntary environmental programs

“Policy uncertainty and corporate performance in government-sponsored voluntary environmental programs” Ning Liu, Shui-Yan Tang, Xueyong Zhan, and Carlos Wing-Hung Lo https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.04.110 Abstract This study combines insights from the policy uncertainty literature and neo-institutional theory to examine corporate performance in implementing a government-sponsored voluntary environmental program (VEP) during 2004–2012 in Guangzhou, Read more…

Gender Difference and Intra-Household Economic Power in Mortgage Signing Order

New publication from Richard Green: “Gender Difference and Intra-Household Economic Power in Mortgage Signing Order.”

Gender difference is deeply rooted in our identity and has been widely documented by economists in disparate real-world economic contexts. For example, though women have made substantial labor market gains in both participation and earnings, gender inequality persists …

How do we know what works?

by Lisa K. Bates When thinking about assessing the impact of Humboldt Gardens’ GOALS program, which is the project‘s version of HUD‘s Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), it is useful to know the program‘s context. The concept of FSS is straightforward — parents participate in programming designed to promote employment and Read more…

Resh publishes new article in premier Public Administration journal

by Justine Dodgen A new article co-authored by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate Bill Resh was accepted into the  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. The article, entitled “A Systems Theory Approach to Innovation Implementation: Why Organizational Location Matters,” examines how the “success” of adopted innovations depends on both the source of innovation and the organizational Read more…

Tang publishes new article in Policy Studies Journal

by Justine Dodgen This month, Professor and Bedrosian Center Research Director Shui Yan Tang coauthored a new article in the Policy Studies Journal entitled “Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices.” His paper examines how regulatory factors are related to basic and proactive corporate environmental management practices in the Pearl River Delta region Read more…

Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices

“Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices” Ning Liu, Shui-Yan Tang,Xueyong Zhan, Carlos Wing-Hung Lo DOI: 10.1111/psj.12130 Abstract A lack of clear political commitment together with confusing rules and enforcement often characterize the institutional context of policy implementation and regulatory compliance in developing countries. By connecting such contextual features to Read more…

What’s in it for me?

by William G. Resh Bedrosian Faculty Research Award: In the Face of Failure: The Persistence of Pro-Social Motivations under Conditions of Negative Feedback, Awarded January 2015 __________________________ What motivates individuals to not only work hard but to go above and beyond their job requirements when working for organizations that deliver social Read more…

Improving Urban Governance

by Jovanna Rosen with Lisa Schweitzer Bedrosian Faculty Research Award: Improving Urban Governance through Community Development Agreements, Awarded January 2015 __________________________ Policies such as community benefits agreements (CBAs) and project labor agreements (PLAs) have recently proliferated in urban governance. These community development agreements similarly attempt to leverage urban growth and public participation within Read more…

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