• Association Professor Christine Mahoney in the classroom

    Inspired Learning

    Our innovative approach to public policy has attracted some of the best scholar-practitioners in political science, psychology, law, history and economics. They’re driven by policy issues and eager to abandon academic silos. They’re published and accomplished, a combination of the sharpest minds at U.Va., as well as some of the best research institutions in the country.
  • Batten School students visit Capitol Hill

    Real World Experience

    Batten School students do not only study public policy, they interact with the nation's policy makers. Professor Gerry Warburg's MPP class recently visited with legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill.
  • Garrett Hall, University of Virginia

    Make a Difference

    Social entrepreneurship is an approach to creating system-level change through the application of entrepreneurial thinking to social ventures, non-profit organizations, government institutions and NGOs to create economic, environmental and social value for multiple stakeholders.
  • Professor Craig Volden at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC

    Practical Research

    Professor Craig Volden and co-author Alan Wiseman of Vanderbilt University have written a new book and launched a website to measure of the legislative effectiveness of members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Professor Eileen Chou speaks with students

    Batten Community

    At Batten, you’ll join stellar faculty and driven students at one of the nation’s top “public ivy” universities. Whether you’re in the MPP program, an undergraduate in the accelerated MPP track or a pioneer in a dual degree program, you’ll graduate ready to lead from day one.

Batten News

Assistant Professor Chloe Gibbs' working paper, "Experimental Evidence on Early Intervention: The Impact of Full-day Kindergarten," has been featured in a new White House report on early childhood education. The report, "The Economics of Early Childhood Investments," was released online to the public.

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Now you don't even have live in Estonia to open a business there. A new program lets people purchase e-signatures that enable them to open bank accounts and run a domestic business without being physically present. But according to new research, people may not have the same trust in such businesses as they would others. A new paper finds that people are much more likely to discount the validity of an e-signature than a hand-signed document.

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Recent events have reminded us that violence against women is an urgent problem, even in small college towns like Charlottesville, Virginia. This violence has far-reaching consequences.

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The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy currently has two open faculty positions.


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