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Sophie Turner

Batten Professor of economics, education and public policy Sarah Turner was selected as this year's recipient of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Faculty Prize.

quiet quitting Detert

Speaking with Investor's Business Daily, Batten School professor Jim Detert offers tips for identifying “quiet quitters” who are no longer as engaged with their employer’s mission.

economy global policy

POSTPONED until further notice. For this Merrick Lecture, Catherine Wolfram, Visiting Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School ​and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate and Energy Economics at the U.S. Treasury, will join the Batten community. This event will consist of a presentation and discussion on global climate change, policies surrounding the issue and the role economists can (and do) have.

Starbucks workers unionize

James Detert, Professor of Business Administration and faculty affiliate of the Batten School, explains "organizational silence" in an article for The Conversation. Workers stand up against inappropriate behavior roughly one-third of the time. There are four common fears that keep people from speaking up.

One argument for Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) is that they would reduce overpayment for voucher units in low-rent neighborhoods. This article provides a more comprehensive theoretical analysis that leads to the conclusion that the worst voucher units and those in the worst neighborhoods will usually rent for more than the mean market rent of identical units, and the best units in the best neighborhoods will rent for less than this amount.

HSAs and savings incentives research

To lower health care costs, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) offer tax incentives encouraging people to trade off current consumption against future consumption. This paper tests whether consumers use HSAs as self-insurance over the life cycle. 

Medicaid Spill Up Effects Tello-Trillo

Batten professor Sebastian Tello-Trillo shares new research suggesting that health insurance coverage for kids through Medicaid and CHIP helps their moms.

Alum in Action: Curbing the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic Through Data

Aaron Chafetz (MPP ’13) is a senior economist in the Office of HIV/AIDS at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where he has risen in the ranks over the past decade.

The number of women in the labor force is down more than 1 million since pre-pandemic days. Lack of affordable child care is one reason.

Batten alum Maureen Coffey (MPP '21), a policy analyst on the early childhood policy team at Center for American Progress, says that lack of affordable child care costs families, employers and the entire economy. In an op-ed for MarketWatch, Coffey and co-author Hailey Gibbs outline how a comprehensive national approach could solve the problem.

Medicaid Spill Up Effects

Sebastian Tello-Trillo, an assistant professor in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, explains the positive “spill-up” effect on parents of children covered by Medicaid.