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Anand Desai

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Dr. Anand Desai is currently the research policy and assessment advisor for the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate Analytic. Previously he had been at the National Science Foundation as the head of the Evaluation and Assessment Capability Section in the Office of Integrative Activities.

At the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Desai taught statistics, mathematical modeling, evaluation and simulation for public policy analysis. His research is focused on use-inspired theory and applications of evaluative inquiry, performance measurement, data visualization and spatial analyses.

Desai has served as a member of the Executive Council and the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and as a member of the Policy Council of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. 

After studying mathematics and mathematical statistics at universities in India and the UK, he obtained a master's degree in operations research and a doctorate in public policy analysis from the University of Pennsylvania.

Excess Emissions: Environmental Impacts, Health Effects, and Policy Debate
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy
2023

Alex Hollingsworth studies the need for emissions data reporting to enable creation and implementation of effective regulatory frameworks.

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Patterns Among Beneficiaries With Multiple Chronic Conditions
Journal of the American Medical Association
2023

Professor Wendy Xu's study in the Journal of the American Medical Association examines the behavior of Medicare Advantage enrollees with chronic conditions. 

Student Achievement and Learning Acceleration in Ohio
2023

Vladimir Kogan examines student performance on the spring 2023 Ohio State Tests.

Introduction to Governance, Government and Public Administration
2023

An accessible, student-friendly introduction to governance, government and public administration

The Environmental State: Nature and the Politics of Environmental Protection
Sociological Theory
2023

Assistant Professor Christopher Rea defines the environmental state and theorizes two structuring forces central to its provision of environmental welfare. 

Cost Analysis and Cost Effectiveness of a Subsidized Community Supported Agriculture Intervention for Low-Income Families
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
2023

Professor Jennifer Garner and colleagues study the cost of implementing and participating in a multi-component subsidized community supported agriculture intervention and calculate cost-effectiveness based on diet and food security impacts.

Police station design and intrusive police encounters: untangling variations in emotions and behaviourally-relevant perceptions across racial groups
Policing and Society
2023

Assistant Professor Victor St. John studies police station design as a strategy to improve police-community relationships.

Avid, Averse, Apprehensive, or Apathetic? A Typology of Collaboration Attitudes
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
2023

Long Tran's publication identifies four major types of attitudes toward collaboration opportunities: Avid, Averse, Apprehensive, and Apathetic.

Managers’ Career Paths and Interlocal Collaboration: An Agent Network Collaboration Model
Public Management Review
2023

Associate Professor Hongtao Yi examines the role of change agents, city leaders, and their networks in facilitating interlocal collaboration in environmental governance.

The Eco-Munitionary Subject: Conservation with and of Firearms
Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space
2023

​​​​​​​Assistant Professor Christopher Rea examines the role of the Pittman-Robertson Act in shaping the relationship between firearms and conservation and seeks to understand how this relationship is reproduced.

The Promise of Coupling Geologic CO2 Storage with Sedimentary Basin Geothermal Power Generation
iScience
2023

This study examines the potential of utilizing geologic carbon dioxide (CO2) storage and CO2 as a working fluid for geothermal energy production to achieve ambitious greenhouse gas mitigation targets and provide load following flexibility for integrating variable renewable energy sources.

“We Expected a Revolution and Got a Slow Burn”: Microfoundations of Institutional Change in the Community Foundation Field
Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly
2023

This study uses a simultaneous qualitative mixed methods design to describe organizational paths to community leadership while considering field-level aspiration toward such change.

Examining inequality in the time cost of waiting
Nature Human Behavior
2023

Katie Vinopal examines the difference between high- and low-income people in time spent waiting for basic services.

The 2022 State of Ohio Families: Challenges and Promises
Marriage & Family Review
2023

Professor Lauren Jones examines the state of Ohio families, addressing challenges and highlighting innovations, programs, and policies aimed at improving family well-being in a changing social, political, and economic landscape.

 

 

 

What Is Economic Development? And What Is the Job of an Economic Development Professional?
Economic Development Quarterly
2023

Ned Hill's study defines economic development and the role of an economic development professional. 

Mastering Public Administration: From Max Weber to Dwight Waldo, Fourth Edition
2023

Professor Jod Raadschelders provides a singular investigation into the influence of 10 scholars on contemporary public administration as well as how significant their work continues to be on contemporary research.

The Ohio EdChoice Program’s Impact on School District Enrollments, Finances, and Academics
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
2022

Professor Stéphane Lavertu estimates the impact of the EdChoice programs by comparing changes in district outcomes (from before these programs were in place to the 2018–19 school year) between districts that had higher as opposed to lower levels of exposure to them.

The Nexus of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Nonprofit Studies: An Empirical Mapping of Research Topics and Knowledge Integration
Public Administration Review
2022

Assistant Professor Megan LePere-Schloop examines the empirical knowledge integration among public administration (PA), public policy studies (PP), and nonprofit studies (nonprofit), revealing low citation rates between PA/PP and nonprofit journals, and identifies three categories effectively integrating knowledge from these fields.

Work engagement, burnout, and the motivation to serve among law enforcement officers during the COVID-19 pandemic and community protests in the USA
Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice
2022

Russell Hassan investigates changes in officer work engagement and burnout over time and the role of public service motivation in sustaining high work engagement and attenuating burnout.

Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis: Evidence from Credit and Debt of Older Adults
Journal of Pension Economics & Finance
2022

This study documents the credit outcomes of older adults immediately before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

Managing across boundaries for coordinated local and regional food system policy
Food Policy
2022

Professor Jill Clark evaluates the extent to which Know Your Farmer Know Your Food changed the way the USDA implements local and regional food systems policy. 

Historical Roots of Public Administration: Development of the Interaction between Political and Administrative Officeholders
Elgar Encyclopedia of Public Management
2022

Jos Raadschelders looks at the history of public administration and relationship between administrative and political officeholders.

Managing the onset of a new disease in older age: Housing wealth, mortgage borrowing, and medication adherence
Social Science & Medicine
2022

Stephanie Moulton examines the relationship between wealth and health. 

The International Trade of U.S. Organic Agri-Food Products: Export Opportunities, Import Competition and Policy Impacts
Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems
2022

Neal Hooker offers new insights concerning the current status and trends of U.S. organic imports and exports U.S. policies relevant to the international trade of U.S. organic agri-food products are described, characterizing specific products and partners.

For-Profit Charter Schools: An Evaluation of Their Spending and Outcomes
Report for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
2022

Professors Stéphane Lavertu and Long Tran's report, published in Thomas B. Fordham Institute, evaluates for-profit charter school spending and outcomes. 

For-Profit Charter Schools: An Evaluation of their Spending and Outcomes
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
2022

Using recent data from Ohio, Professor Stéphane Lavertu and Assistant Professor Long Tran dig into what is meant by “forprofit” charter schools, how they spend resources differently from other charters, and how they compare in effectiveness to other charters (and to traditional public schools) in academic and nonacademic outcomes.

Assessing the Causes of Racial Disparities in Drug Courts
Glenn College News
2022

An Ohio State research team, including the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, will examine why and how racial disparities in drug court diversion and participation persist. 

Credit Counseling and Long-Term Credit Outcomes: Evidence from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling’s Sharpen Your Financial Focus Program
2022

Adrienne DiTommaso and Stephanie Moulton's study identifies the characteristics and long-term outcomes of consumers participating in nonprofit credit counseling, including those who do and do not enroll in debt management plans. 

Academic Achievement and Pandemic Recovery in Ohio
2022

Vladimir Kogan examines student performance on the Ohio fall 2021 third grade English language arts (ELA) assessment.

Recovering Rare Earth Elements from Coal Mine Drainage Using Industrial Byproducts: Environmental and Economic Consequences
Environmental Engineering Science
2022

This article summarizes laboratory-scale experimental results of a trap-extract-precipitate (TEP) process and uses the mass and energy balances to estimate the economic costs and environmental impacts of the TEP. 

Planning toward sustainable food systems - An exploratory assessment of local U.S. food system plans
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
2022

Published by Jill Clark, this assessment of government-adopted food system plans in the U.S. examines which topics, across the three dimensions of sustainability (social, environmental, and economic), are included in local food system plans and conducts an exploratory analysis that asks whether the community capitals (built, cultural, social, financial, human, and natural) available in a community are associated with the content of food system plans.

Food systems governance should be preceded by food systems diplomacy
Nature Food
2022

Jill Clark studies how international actors consider and engage with negotiations that influence the food system and how they can reframe the global food governance narrative.

Disciplinary Contributions to Nonprofit Studies: A 20-Year Empirical Mapping of Journals Publishing Nonprofit Research and Journal Citations by Nonprofit Scholars
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
2022

Assistant Professor Megan LePere-Schloop analyzes nonprofit research published between 1999 and 2019, both within and outside of three core nonprofit journals.

What Side of Town? How Proximity to Critical Survival Factors Affects Rural Business Longevity
Growth and Change
2022

Professor Ned Hill examines the impact of proximity to fixed assets on rural business survival during the Great Recession, finding that factors like highway proximity and industry agglomeration play crucial roles in different sectors.

Mastering Public Administration. From Max Weber to Dwight Waldo
Book: Mastering Public Administration
2022

Jos Raadschelders provides a singular investigation into the influence of 10 scholars on contemporary public administration as well as how significant their work continues to be on contemporary research.

Same Product, Different Price: Experimental Evidence on the Transaction Cost Expenditures of Selling to Governments and Firms
Public Administration Review
2022

Dean Trevor Brown examines whether governments pay more than firms when contracting.

Sobriety Checkpoint Laws, Fatal Car Crashes and Arrests
Social Science Research Network
2022

Lauren Jones analyzes how sobriety checkpoints impact fatal car crashes and arrests. 

Emerging Themes and Future Directions of Multi-Sector Nexus Research and Implementation
Frontiers in Environmental Science
2022

Associate Professor Jeff Bielicki presents the results of a collaborative thought exercise involving 75 scientists and summarizes them into 10 key recommendations covering: the most critical nexus issues of today, emerging themes, and where future efforts should be directed. 

Sexual Misconduct: Policies to Improve Institutional Accountability and Reduce Individual Burdens
Nonprofit Policy Forum
2022

This report provides a brief overview of research on sexual misconduct in the nonprofit sector, a summary of the colloquium discussion, and suggested directions for resolution.

“Active and Vital Resources”: A Thematic Analysis of Congressional Collection Policies
The American Archivist
2022

Carly Dearborn, public policy archivist and assistant professor, published an analysis of collection development policy language in congressional and public policy archives

A Vacancy Chain Model of Local Managers’ Career Advancement
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
2022

Associate Professor Hongtao Yi and Doctoral Student Catherine Chen study the career trajectories of local managers.

Sexual Harassment Policies in Nonprofits
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
2022

Erynn Beaton and colleagues examine rates of SXH policy adoption among nonprofits and the relationship between SXH policy adoption and organizational characteristics.

Do Opioid Prescriptions Lead to Fatal Car Crashes?
American Journal of Health Economic
2022

Associate Professor Lauren Jones examines the effects of Opioid prescriptions on fatal car crashes.

Academic Achievement and Pandemic Recovery: Update from Fall Third Grade ELA Assessments
2022

This report by Prof. Vladimir Kogan examines student performance on the Ohio fall 2021 third grade English language arts (ELA) assessment, covering the second cohort of third graders tested since the beginning of the pandemic.

Violent Entanglements: The Pittman-Robertson Act, Firearms, and the Financing of Conservation
Conservation and Society
2022

Assistant Professor Christopher Rea compares the four largest sources of revenue for state wildlife and conservation agencies and demonstrate the growing importance of Pittman-Robertson as gun sales increase.

Commentary – The Bosnian Tinderbox: Is Putin Holding the Wick?
World Affairs
2022

This commentary is intended as an addendum and recent update to the original research article published in World Affairs, “The High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Unusual Institutional Arrangement of a Non-Authoritarian, yet Controlled, Democracy” 

Governance Rules for Managing Smart City Information
Urban Governance
2022

This study creates a new framework to identify how cities can select the appropriate governance rules to facilitate the political, financial, and operational sustainability of their IDEs, and derivatively, their smart city efforts.

One-year in: COVID-19 research at the international level in CORD-19 data
Plos One
2022

Professor Caroline Wagner studies the difference in COVID-19 research internationally.

Incorporating Quality-Differentiated Demand into the Undergraduate Microeconomics Core
2022

This study, published in The American Economist, addresses quality-related aspects of consumer choice in undergraduate microeconomics.

Speaking Truth to Power in Fundraising: A Toolkit
Association of Fundraising Professionals
2022

Professors Erynn Beaton and Megan LePere-Schloop study the fundraising workplace, address sexual harassment in the profession, and set resources for taking action. 

Maintaining School Foodservice Operations in Ohio during COVID-19: "This [Was] Not the Time to Sit Back and Watch"
National Library of Medicine
2022

Assistant Professor Jennifer Garner analyzes how COVID-19 related lockdowns affected critical resources for nutritious food.

Philanthropic Capital for Communities
Federal Reserve Bank Philadelphia
2022

This report from Assistant Professor Megan LePere-Schloop explores the grantmaking activity of an extensive sample of community foundations and local United Way affiliates, with a particular focus on the support they provide to organizations involved in community and economic development.

Strictly Speaking: Examining Teacher Use of Punishment and Student Outcomes
2022

This working paper, from Associate Professor Katie Vinopal and colleagues, examines how teachers vary in disciplinary behaviors and the impacts on students.

The High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Unusual Institutional Arrangement of a Controlled “Democracy”
World Affairs
2022

Professor Jos Raadschelders examines the (Office of the) High Representative (OHR) intended to help Bosnia-Herzegovina develop into a democracy.

Food System Dynamics Structuring Nutrition Equity in Racialized Urban Neighborhoods
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
2022

This study identifies nutrition equity as an overarching goal for local food systems, which reflects a state of having freedom, agency, and dignity in food traditions resulting in people and communities healthy in body, mind, and spirit. It is a transformative goal designed to spur system-level interventions that further racial equity through improved local food system dynamics.

Equitable deliberative participation design: A call to use a lens of multidimensional power
Perspectives on Public Management and Governance
2022

Professor Jill Clark examines the use of multidimensional power to promote social justice and equity.

Best Practices for Planning Tax Incentive Evaluations: Lessons Learned from Indiana’s Evaluation Process
Pew Charitable Trusts
2022

Jim Landers describes how to develop a tax incentive evaluation plan, the logistical concerns of the process, including how to maximize staff resources and expertise, time evaluations to leverage complementary work, and gather the information necessary to conduct evaluations.

Memo Highlights Best Practices for States Planning Tax Incentive Evaluations
Pew Charitable Trusts
2022

In this memo, Associate Professor Jil Landers describes how to develop an evaluation plan. Specifically, he discusses the logistical concerns of the process, including how to maximize staff resources and expertise, time evaluations to leverage complementary work, and gather the information necessary to conduct evaluations.

The Long-Term Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Women’s Physical and Mental Health
Health Economics
2022

Associate Professor Lauren Jones estimates the long-term effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) eligibility on women's physical and mental health at age 50. 

An Early Assessment of the 2017 Child Marriage Restraint Act of Bangladesh
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
2022

This study examines the trends in child marriage in Bahledesh following the enactment of the new law to inform policymakers working towards eliminating child marriage from the country.

Property Tax Compliance and Reverse Mortgages: Using Nudges to Improve the Market
National Tax Journal
2022

Stephanie Moulton's study is based on a field experiment designed to increase the salience of property tax and insurance payments among a particularly vulnerable population, older adults who took out a reverse mortgage. 

Drop in China-USA International Collaboration
ISSI Newsletter
2022

Professor Caroline Wagner examines publication data among ‘big three’ players following reports of withdrawal of Chinese researchers from collaboration with the United States in response to political conflict,

Transforming Ohio’s Economy: Questions for the Next Governor of Ohio
2022

A new report from Glenn College researchers informs gubernatorial candidates and Ohio voters about policy choices that lie ahead.  

Toward a More Reflexive and Deliberative Public Affairs: A Critical Reimagining of Doctoral Training
2022

This article analyzes a reimagining of public affairs doctoral training by institutionalizing the socioemotional processes of reflexivity and deliberation in three key areas of doctoral training: core coursework, pedagogical training, and professional development.

Flexible CO2-Plume Geothermal (CPG-F): Using Geologically Stored CO2 to Provide Dispatchable Power and Energy Storage
Energy Conversion and Management
2022

Associate Professor Bielicki's study reveals that a Flexible CO2 Plume Geothermal (CPG-F) facility, capable of providing both dispatchable power and energy storage, can deliver 190% more power than a conventional CPG power plant for 8 hours while costing 70% more in capital, making it an efficient baseload power and dispatchable storage option.

Approaches for Overcoming Barriers to Cross-Sector Data Sharing
The American Journal of Managed Care
2022

This study explores factors influencing the development and sustainability of data sharing in the Mid-Ohio Farmacy (MOF), a produce referral program implemented in partnership between a community-based organization and an academic medical center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Emergencies, Disasters and Ohio’s Food System
2022

This study, helps to visualize and understand how Ohio state government agencies, civil society, nonprofits and the private sector intersect with the food system to respond to disasters in Ohio.

Does Temporary Mortgage Assistance for Unemployed Homeowners Reduce Longer-Term Mortgage Default? An Analysis of the Hardest Hit Fund Program
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
2022

Stephanie Moulton and Stephanie Casey-Pierce analyze the longer-term effects of temporary mortgage payment subsidies on mortgage default.

Peak-Load Pricing with Quality-Differentiated Demand
2022

This study, published in The American Economist, focuses on peak-load pricing and highway tolls.

Policy Composition and Adoption Duration: Capturing Conflict in the Legislative Process
2022

Associate Professor Hongtao Yi, Doctoral Student Catherine Chen and colleagues were published in the Policy Studies Journal for their work on the affects of conflicts during the policy process 

Conflict and Cooperation Within Police Units: The Importance of Manager Inclusiveness
Public Management Review
2022

This study assesses the influence of manager inclusiveness on unit-level relational conflict and interpersonal helping behaviour.

Accountability in Collaborative Federal Programs—Multidimensional and Multilevel Performance Measures Needed: The Case of Wildland Fire Prevention
2022

This research explores the nature of the accountability dilemma in collaborative programs and analyzes and illustrates them in the context of wildland fire prevention in the United States.

The relationship of financial stress with the timing of the initial claim of U.S. Social Security retirement income
Journal of the Economics of Aging
2022

Stephanie Moulton and Caezilia Loibl explore why some older adults claim Social Security benefits early and whether the level of an individual’s financial stress prior to the claiming decision is associated with a benefit claim at age 62.

Crack cocaine use among aging Mexican American men with heroin use histories: Motivations and polydrug use patterns
Addiction Research & Theory
2022

Assistant Professor Tasha Perdue examines crack cocaine use among Mexican American men with heroin use histories. 

Researching Homeownership Inequalities: A Life-Cycle Perspective
Cityscape
2022

This article examines four specific research topics at different stages in the homeownership life cycle—from mortgage underwriting to post-purchase support, as proposed in the HUD learning objectives.

Preparing for Food System Resiliency in Ohio Policy and Planning Lessons from COVID-19
2022

The purpose of this report is to inform state emergency management responses in order to better prepare for and mitigate medium- and long-term negative social and economic impacts resulting from future disasters and disruptions.

A Contemporary Reassessment of the US Surgical Workforce Through 2050 Predicts Continued Shortages and Increased Productivity Demands
The American Journal of Surgery
2022

This study aims to predict practicing surgeon workforce size across ten specialties.

The Interactive Influence of Public Service Motivation, Perceived Reward Equity, and Prosocial Impact on Employee Engagement: A Panel Study in Pakistan
Public Management Review
2021

This study examines independent and joint influences of public service motivation, job prosocial impact, and job reward equity on public employee engagement.

Food Insecurity Among Older Adults in the U.S.: The Role of Mortgage Borrowing
Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy
2021

Stephanie Moulton assesses the impact of new mortgage borrowing on food insecurity among homeowners aged 65 and older.

Mapping Civil Society in the Digital Age: Critical Reflections From a Project Based in the Global South
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
2021

Assistant Professor Megan LePere-Schloop examines the development of a critical framework for mapping civil society in the digital age, highlighting concerns about computational methods and the power dynamics in knowledge production.

Mapping Civil Society in the Digital Age: Critical Reflections From a Project Based in the Global South
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
2021

Professor Megan LePere-Schloop uses a variety of skills to develop a critical framework for mapping civil society in the digital age.

How to “Run” the Many Moving Parts of Democratic Government? Book review of Nissim Cohen (2021).
Public Administration Review
2021

This review was written by Professor Jos Raadschelders.

Legacy Regions, Not Legacy Cities: Growth and Decline in City-Centered Regional Economies
Journal of Urban Affairs
2021

Professor Ned Hill discusses legacy cities and how policy can better suit these economies.

The Cost-Effectiveness of Economic Resilience
International Journal of Production Economics
2021

Professor Noah Dormady incorporates resilience into longstanding economic production theory and identifies the key components for evaluating the cost and effectiveness of resilience.

Nonprofit Role Classification Using Mission Descriptions and Supervised Machine Learning
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
2021

Professor Megan LePere-Schloop uses data on United Ways that e-filed their 990 forms and supervised machine learning to illustrate an approach for classifying a large set of mission descriptions by roles.

Local Value Chain Models of Healthy Food Access: A Qualitative Study of Two Approaches
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
2021

Country Fresh Stops (CFS) and Donation Station (DS) are two complementary programs that support local agriculture in Appalachia Ohio. As the first study of these programs in the peer-reviewed literature, this publication identifies factors that facilitate or hinder the implementation of these local value chain models of healthy food access.

Advances in the Empirical Estimation of Disaster Resilience
Handbook on the Economics of Natural Disasters
2021

Professor Noah Dormady summarizes key contributions and advances in the empirical estimation of disaster resilience.

Utilization Patterns of a Food Referral Program: Findings from the Mid-Ohio Farmacy
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
2021

There is limited evidence describing utilization of clinic-based food referral programs intended to support healthy eating for food-insecure patients. To address this gap, this study aims to describe the utilization of the Mid-Ohio Farmacy (MOF).

Making Disciplinary-Based Theories of the Nonprofit Sector Accessible for Students: An Example Using a Theory From Political Science
Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership
2021

Professor Megan LePere-Schloop introduces a novel pedagogical approach that helps students understand the theories used to teach about the nonprofit sector and how educators can connect theory to current challenges impacting nonprofit organizations.

Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey: A Report of Wave 3 Results
Social Science Research Network
2021

The Wave 3 survey results tell a story of the nonprofit sector’s resilience and contribution, and how organizations rallied during the pandemic to provide new services to new populations and to create partnerships with other organizations.

Public Values and Public Participation: A Case of Collaborative Governance of a Planning Process
American Review of Public Administration
2021

Professor Jill Clark empirically illustrates the connection between public value frames, design choices, and public participation in a collaborative policymaking process.

Organized Elite Power and Clean Energy: A Study of Negative Policy Experimentations with Renewable Portfolio Standards
2021

This study, published in Review of Policy Research, examines elite power groups use of Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), one of the most widely adopted clean energy policies in the U.S..

Rising to Ostrom's Challenge: An Invitation to Walk on the Bright Side of Public Governance and Public Service
2021

This programmatic essay argues that public governance scholarship would benefit from developing a self-conscious and cohesive strand of "positive" scholarship, akin to social science subfields like positive psychology, positive organizational studies, and positive evaluation.

Ethics Education in the Study of Public Administration: Anchoring to Civility, Civics, Social Justice, and Understanding Government in Democracy
Journal of Public Affairs Education
2021

Professor Jos Raadschelders argues that teaching ethics should be not only limited to specific ethics courses in higher education nor just embedded as an element in various core courses in public administration programs, but also anchored in a thoughtful K-12 curriculum.

Should Managers Provide General or Specific Ethical Guidelines to Employees: Insights from a Mixed Methods Study
Journal of Business Ethics
2021

Professor Russell Hassan contributes to our understanding of how communication of ethical guidelines by managers may reduce the likelihood of employee unethical behavior.

A Review of Sexual Harassment Prevention Practices: Toward a Nonprofit Research Agenda
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
2021

Professors Erynn Beaton, Megan LePere-Schloop and Rebecca Smith use qualitative analysis to explore the anti-harassment practices recommended to nonprofit practitioners and compares these practices to academic research to develop a nonprofit scholarly research agenda. 

Community supported agriculture plus nutrition education improves skills, self efficacy, and eating behaviors among low income caregivers but not their children: a randomized controlled trial
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
2021

Despite the benefits of adequate fruit and vegetable (FV) intake, most individuals in the U.S. do not eat recommended amounts, with lower intake among individuals with lower socioeconomic status. Findings suggesting that greater FV access is related to higher intake underpin ongoing public health efforts to increase FV intake.

The Power to Convene: Making Sense of the Power of Food Movement Organizations in Governance Processes in the Global North
Agriculture and Human Values
2021

Professor Jill Clark uses the concept of relational fields to conduct a post-hoc analysis of nine cases, examining how social movement organizations and other actors actively create new deliberative governance spaces. 

Informational Determinants of Large-area Hurricane Evacuations
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
2021

Professor Noah Dormady presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome. 

Ethnography: Tales of the Nonprofit Field
International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
2021

Professor Erynn Beaton describes how nonprofits can use ethnography to enrich research.

The Publicness of Publicly Funded Research
Science and Public Policy
2021

Professor Caroline Wagner examines key US legislative initiatives during the post–World War II history of public policy related to the ownership of publicly funded research-based knowledge. 

Essential, Fragile, and Invisible Community Food Infrastructure: The Role of Urban governments in the United States
Food Policy
2021

Professor Jill Clark examines the role of subnational governments in community food infrastructures.

 

 

Beyond backyard chickens: A framework for understanding municipal urban agriculture policies in the United States
Food Policy
2021

Professor Jill Clark develops a framework to understand the landscape of municipal urban agriculture policy, focusing on authority, policy instruments, and topic areas.

Fixes that Fail: A system archetype for examining racialized structures within the food system
American Journal of Community Psycholog
2021

Professor Jill Clark provides a narrative interpretive tool for unveiling complexity within the food system and interdependencies with racialized systems such as criminal justice and labor market.

China’s Scholarship Shows Atypical Referencing Patterns
Scientometrics
2021

Professor Caroline Wagner analyzes reference pairs in articles to search for unexpected referencing combinations at the journal–journal level

Measuring the Potential Impact of New and Reformulated Bread and Breakfast Cereal Products on Nutrient Intakes
US Department of Agriculture
2021

Professor Neal Hooker studies the potential impact of new breakfast cereal and bread products on nutrients consumed by adults and children.

Not All High-Growth Firms Are Alike: Capturing and Tagging Ohio’s Gazelles
Economic Development Quarterly
2021

Professor Ned Hill presents a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.

Development Starts With Historical Endowments: Industrial Policy and Leadership Are Catalysts
Economic Development Quarterly
2021

Professor Ned Hill discusses how economic endowments and industrial policy played roles in both regions’ economic outcomes

Maximizing the Efficiency of Active Case Finding for SARS-CoV-2 Using Bandit Algorithms
2021

Using bandit algorithms, the authors of a paper in Medical Decision Making present and test an approach for finding otherwise undetected cases of COVID-19 before they lead to a widespread outbreak.

An Experimental Investigation of Resilience Decision Making in Repeated Disasters
Environment Systems & Decisions
2021

Professors Noah Dormady, Rob Greenbaum and Kim Young examine resilience decision making in the more realistic context of repeated catastrophic events. 

When do Women Receive Managerial Support? The Effects of Gender Congruence and the Quality of Manager-Employee Relationship
Public Management Review
2021

Professor Russell Hassan examines the impact of manager-employee gender similarity on supportive leadership behaviors by public managers.

It's About Time: Examining Inequality in the Time Cost of Waiting
2021

This working paper, from Associate Professor Katie Vinopal, examines the scale and extent of socioeconomic differences in waiting time

Maintaining School Foodservice Operations During COVID-19: The Case of Ohio
Current Developments in Nutrition
2021

Assistant Professor Jennifer Garner characterizes COVID-19-related food service adaptations, including impacts on both summer and school year meal provision.

A Discussion of Measuring the Top-1% Most-Highly-Cited Publications: The Case of China
Scientometrics
2021

This study examines the top-1% most highly-cited articles and their country of origin.

Are University Rankings Statistically Significant? A Comparison among Chinese Universities and with the USA
Journal of Data and Information Science
2021

Professor Caroline Wagner addresses the question of whether differences are statistically significant in the rankings of Chinese universities.

A relational approach to evaluate food environments finds that the proximate food environment matters for those who use it
Health & Place
2021

Professor Jill Clark investigates whether shopping close to home moderates the relationship between the proximate food environment and diet.

Glenn College Releases Review of Columbus Response to 2020 Protests
2021

In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.

Assessing Organizational Role and Perceptions of Programmatic Success in Policy Implementation
2021

This study, published in Administration & Society, utilizes the Strategic Action Field (SAF) framework as a lens to study implementation effectiveness of Ohio START, a multiactor and multilevel implementation process

What Do China’s Scientific Ambitions Mean for Science—and the World?
Issues in Science and Technology
2021

Professor Caroline Wagner looks at how China has transformed its capacity for scientific research. 

The Democratic Deficit in U.S. Education Governance
American Political Science Review
2021

Professors Stéphane Lavertu and Vladimir Kogan compare voters and students in four states on several policy-relevant dimensions.

An Examination of the Relationship Between Local Tax Incentives and Diversification of the Local Economic Base
Economic Development Quarterly
2021

Using newly available annual data on incentives at the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) level, this article explores the relationship between incentives and economic diversity between 2005 and 2015. 

Institutional Leadership: Maintaining Mission Integrity in the Era of Managerialism
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
2021

Professor Erynn Beaton develops a framework of practices nonprofit leaders can use to maintain mission integrity

Topic Evolution, Disruption and Resilience in Early COVID-19 Research
Scientometrics
2021

Professor Caroline Wagner explores how the trajectory of and research community around the coronavirus research was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whatever it Takes: Sexual Harassment in the Context of Resource Dependence
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
2021

Professors Erynn Beaton, Megan LePere-Schloop and Rebecca Smith suggest powerful resource dependencies are present in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Flows and Networks in Global Innovation System Among Top R&D Nations
BRG Institute
2021

This study examines how flows of people and information reveal dynamics about the global information system.

The Impact of Collaboration Network on Water Resource Governance Performance: Evidence From China’s Yangtze River Delta Region
2021

This study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, examines the relationship between network structure and network performance.

Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Advances of Economic Resilience with Extensions to Complexity, Entropy and Spatial Dynamics
Handbook on Entropy, Complexity & Spatial Dynamics
2021

Professor Noah Dormady presents, further clarifies, and extends the foundations of economic resilience, with an eye to concerns of measurement.

Improved Clusterings and Visualizations of 11,359 Journals in the JCRs 2015
Scientometrics
2021

Professor Caroline Wagner's publication raises a number of questions such as how to collect data of citations related to a given journal; conduct social network analysis on journals related to citations; and produce diagram properly and quickly on a dashboard.

International Collaboration During the COVID-19 Crisis: Autumn 2020 Developments
Scientometrics
2021

Professor Caroline Wagner examines how international COVID-19 research collaborations have shifted during the pandemic. 

How Does Minority Political Representation Affect School District Administration and Student Outcomes?
American Journal of Political Science
2021

Professors Stéphane Lavertu and Vladimir Kogan investigates how the racial and ethnic composition of California school boards affects school district administration and student achievement. 

Under What Conditions Do Governments Collaborate? A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Air Pollution Control in China
2021

This study, published in Public Management Review, proposes four starting conditions that affect the establishment of intergovernmental collaboration: power imbalance, resource imbalance, prehistory of collaboration and participation of superior levels of government.

Small Improvements in an Urban Food Environment Resulted in No Changes in Diet Among Residents
Journal of Community Health
2021

Professor Jill Clark examined a U.S. Healthy Food Financing Initiative funded food hub that was designed to be implemented by a community development corporation in an urban neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Student Achievement on Ohio’s Third-Grade English Language Arts Assessment
2021

Professor Stéphane Lavertu's report draws on data from the fall administration of Ohio’s annual Third-Grade English Language Arts assessment to examine how the COVID pandemic has affected student learning in the state.

Experimental Estimates of the Student Attendance Production Function
Journal of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
2021

Professor Long Tran evaluates factors, policies and practices that impact and improve student attendance.

Responding to Failure: the Promise of Market Mending for Social Enterprise
Public Management Review
2021

Professor Erynn Beaton examines the role social enterprise plays in society as more non-profits embrace it.

Spillover effects of opioid prescribing practices : Do increased prescriptions lead to increased fatal car crashes ?
American Journal of Health Economics
2021

Associate Professor Lauren Jones estimates the relationship between commuting zone (CZ)-level opioid prescription rates and CZ-level car crash fatality outcomes.

Democracy, Complexity, and Science: Exploring Structural Sources of National Scientific Performance
Science and Public Policy
2021

Professor Caroline Wagner explores the effect of democratic governance on scientific performance using panel data on 124 countries between 2007–2017. We find evidence supporting the democracy–science hypothesis.

A contemporary concept of the value(s)-added food and agriculture sector and rural development
Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society
2020

Professor Jill Clark examines values-added food, agriculture and rural development. 

Revising the Academy’s Research Priorities: Methods of the Research Priorities and Strategies Development Taskforce
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
2020

Assistant Professor Jennifer Garner examines revising The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics priorities and methods. 

The Role of Consumer and Mortgage Debt for Financial Stress
Journal of Aging and Mental Health
2020

Caezilia Loibl and Stephanie Moulton examine the extent to which credit cards, other consumer debts, and mortgage debt increase financial stress.

Activating Community Resilience: The Emergence of COVID-19 Funds Across the United States
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
2020

Professor Megan LePere-Schloop draws upon concepts of community resilience to explore the antecedents of community philanthropic organizations’ response to COVID-19.

Rent-Seeking through Collective Bargaining: Teachers Unions and Education Production
Economics of Education Review
2020

Professor Stéphane Lavertu explores how teachers unions affect education production by comparing outcomes between districts allocating new tax revenue amidst collective bargaining negotiations and districts allocating tax revenue well before.

The Three Ages of Government, From the Person, to the Group, to the World
2020

This book, by Professor Jos C.N. Raadschelders, provides the information that all citizens should have about their connections to government, why there is a government, what it does, how it does it, and why we can no longer do without it.

The Lived Experience of Managerialization: Understanding Values Conflict in Nonprofits through a Pragmatic Institutionalism
Journal of Management Studies
2020

Professor Erynn Beaton focuses on the lived experiences of organization members and advancing a pragmatic institutionalism.

Emergency Food Provision for Children and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Examples from Five U.S. Cities
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy
2020

Professor Jill Clark uses qualitative data to provide insight into emergency food provision developed in five cities to serve children and families. 

Combining Nonprofit Service and Advocacy: Organizational Structures and Hybridity
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
2020

Professor Erynn Beaton examines how the logics of service provision and political advocacy are combined and managed across a sample of nonprofits.

How Federally Insured Reverse Mortgages Affect the Credit Outcomes of Older Adults
The Journal of Consumer Affairs
2020

Stephanie Moulton's paper explores how extraction of home equity through the federally insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) affects the credit outcomes of older adults. 

Debt Stress and Debt Illusion: The Role of Consumer Credit, Reverse and Standard Mortgages
The Journals of Gerontology
2020

Stephanie Moulton's study examines the relationship of debt stress and reverse mortgage borrowing and compares it to stress from standard mortgages and consumer debt.

Making community-supported agriculture accessible to low-income families: findings from the Farm Fresh Foods for Healthy Kids process evaluation
Technology Business Management
2020

The purpose of this study was to assess Farm Fresh Foods for Healthy Kids reach, dose, and fidelity via a mixed methods process evaluation.

Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey: A Report of Wave 2 Results
Social Science Research Network
2020

This report contains the results of the Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey, Wave 2.

Neighborhood Disadvantage and Children’s Cognitive Skill Trajectories
Children and Youth Services Review,
2020

Associate Professor Katie Vinopal examines how neighborhood poverty is associated with children’s trajectories of growth in math and reading skills in early elementary school

The Landscape of Community Philanthropy: Navigating Relationships between local United Ways and Community Foundations
2020

This report summarizes the roles that United Ways and community foundations play in their local communities, their perceptions of the changes going on in the world around them and their perceptions of their relationships with each other.

Low-Income Homeownership and the Role of State Subsidies: A Comparative Analysis of Mortgage Outcomes
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
2020

Stephanie Moulton examines the role of state subsides on low-income home mortgages

Are Foreclosure Spillover Effects Universal? Variation over Space and Time
2020

This study reviews the spillover effect of foreclosures on nearby housing prices over space and time employing geographically weighted regression, which allows modeled relationships to vary locally within a geographic area.

Workforce Data (and Knowledge) Under Pressure
Employment Research Newsletter
2020

Professor Josh Hawley's work on the effect of the pandemic on public sector.

Collaborative Networks and Environmental Governance Performance: A Social Influence Model
2020

This research, published in Public Management Review, examines how collaborative networks affect the performance of individual policy actors embedded in the network.

Consolidation in a Crisis: Patterns of International Collaboration in Early COVID-19 Research
PLoS One
2020

Professor Caroline Wagner seeks to understand whether a catastrophic and urgent event, such as the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerates or reverses trends in international collaboration

Data Science in the Public Interest: Improving Government Performance in the Workforce
2020

This book is about how new and underutilized types of big data sources can inform public policy decisions related to workforce development.

A Dynamic Discrete Choice Model of Reverse Mortgage Borrower Behavior
International Economic Review
2020

Stephanie Moulton examines the behavior of mortgage borrowers. 

Gender and Prosecutorial Discretion: An Empirical Assessment
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory
2020

This study examines the role of gender in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion.

Gender, Race, and Experiences of Workplace Incivility in Public Organizations
Review of Public Personnel Administration
2020

Professor Russell Hassan explores how public employees’ incivility experiences vary across social categories, specifically by gender and race.

Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey: A Report of the Results
Social Science Research Network
2020

This report provides early reactions of the nonprofit sector to the pandemic, including their actions and concerns, to inform policymakers, funders, media, and other decision makers about how to best support the sector during this time.

Does Temporary Mortgage Assistance for Unemployed Homeowners Reduce Longer Term Mortgage Default? An Analysis of the Hardest Hit Fund Program
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
2020

Stephanie Moulton and Stephanie Casey Pierce analyze the longer term effects of temporary mortgage payment subsidies on mortgage default. 

Socioeconomic Representation: Expanding the Theory of Representative Bureaucracy
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
2020

Associate Professor Katie Vinopal investigates whether socioeconomic representation affects teachers' perceptions of their relationships with students.

School District Operational Spending and Student Outcomes: Evidence From Tax Elections in Seven States
Journal of Public Economics
2020

Professors Stéphane Lavertu and Vladimir Kogan use close tax elections to estimate the impact of school district funding increases on operational spending and student outcomes.

Measuring the Impacts of Research Investments: Beyond the Economic Approach
Social Science Research Network
2020

Professor Caroline Wagner uses data to identify possible measures for the social benefits of research.

A Qualitative Evaluation of Double Up Food Bucks Farmers’ Market Incentive Program Access
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
2020

Assistant Professor Jennifer Garner explores factors affecting access to and use of Double Up Food Bucks, a farmers' market program that doubles Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for use toward the purchase of fruits and vegetables.

Drought, Hurricane, or Wildfire? Assessing the Trump Administration’s Anti-Science Disaster
Engaging Science, Technology, and Society
2020

Assistant Professor Christopher Rea describes three potential baselines for assessing the nature and impact of Trump’s anti-science rhetoric and (in)action on science, science policy, and politics.

Local Organizational Determinants of Local-International NGO Collaboration
Public Management Review
2020

Professor Long Tran explores several local organizational characteristics that may explain the existence of collaborative relations between international and local non-governmental organizations.

Government Privatization and Political Participation: The Case of Charter Schools
Journal of Politics
2020

Professor Stéphane Lavertu and Vladimir Kogan explore if privatization could also affect citizen participation in democratic governance.

No Margin, No Mission: How Practitioners Justify Nonprofit Managerialization
International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
2019

Professor Erynn Beaton examines how nonprofit practitioners respond to pressures to enact business practices.

Value of Information on Resilience Decision-Making in Repeated Disaster Environments
Natural Hazards Review
2019

Professors Noah Dormady, Rob Greenbaum and Kim Young report on a series of controlled experiments with human subjects on the decision of firms to invest in resilience to mitigate supply-chain disruptions and their willingness to pay for advisory information to improve resilience planning investments.

The Behavioral Public Administration Movement: A Critical Reflection
Public Administration Review
2019

Professor Russell Hassan discusses the behavioral public administration movement call for greater use of theories from psychology and experimental research designs to improve the rigor of public administration research.

Child Cash Benefits and Family Expenditures: Evidence from the National Child Benefit
Canadian Journal of Economics
2019

Associate Professor Lauren Jones studies how income may improve child outcomes.

Towards Understanding Workplace Incivility: Gender, Ethical Leadership and Personal Control
Public Management Review
2019

This study examines the prevalence of workplace incivility and ways to reduce uncivil behavior towards women and minority groups.

Facilitating Learning to Improve Performance of Law Enforcement Workgroups: The Role of Inclusive Leadership Behavior
International Public Management Journal
2019

Professor Russell Hassan examines how law enforcement managers may cultivate learning and improve performance of their workgroups by demonstrating inclusive leadership

Finding Our Way to Food Democracy: Lessons from US Food Policy Council Governance
Politics and Governance
2019

Professor Jill Clark examines the relationship between a Food Policy Council's organizational structure, relationship to government, and membership and its policy priorities.

Vulnerability of Existing and Planned Coal-Fired Power Plants in Developing Asia to Changes in Climate and Water Resources
Energy and Environmental Science
2019

Professor Jeff Bielicki describes the impact of the growing use of coal power generation in Asia on climate and water resources.

Rookie Mistakes: The Interplay of Teacher Experience and Racial Representation
Educational Researcher
2019

Associate Professor Katie Vinopal examines the extent to which teachers’ perceptions of racially dissimilar students vary by experience in the teaching profession

Portable Innovation, Policy Wormholes, and Innovation Diffusion
2019

This article in Public Administration Review explores the effects of city managers' career paths on the diffusion of climate policy innovation among municipal governments in the United States.

Bayesian Calibration of Multi-Response Systems via Multivariate Kriging: Methodology and Geological and Geotechnical Case Studies
Engineering Geology
2019

Professor Dormady proposes a highly efficient Bayesian updating framework that is integrated with multivariate Kriging surrogate modeling to quantify heteroscedastic uncertainties in the entire space of uncertain system variables and capture spatial and temporal dependencies among the responses using non-separable covariance structure. 

A Dialogue on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Nonprofits
Academy of Management
2019

Professors Erynn Beaton and Rebecca Smith compare practice-oriented recommendations and academic research regarding sexual harassment in nonprofit workplaces.

International NGO Centralization and Leader-Perceived Effectiveness
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
2019

Professor Long Tran explores how centralization, a fundamental structural characteristic, relates to an INGO’s effectiveness as perceived by its own leader versus by leaders of other INGOs.

Timing Is Money: Does Lump‐Sum Payment Of The Earned Income Tax Credit Affect Savings And Debt?
Economic Inquiry
2019

Associate Professor Lauren Jones investigates whether savings and debt among EITC‐eligible families reflect the timing of payments.

Global Science for Global Challenges
Handbook on Science and Public Policy
2019

Professor Caroline Wagner explores the application of complex systems theory to understand the rapid growth of international collaboration, particularly as it can be applied to global challenges. 

An Intersection of Privatization and Public Utility Regulation: The Ohio State University's Energy Concession Agreement
Utilities Policy
2019

Professor Noah Dormady presents a case of a 50-year comprehensive energy concession agreement by The Ohio State University that generated an up-front payment exceeding a billion dollars.

The Need for Ethical Leadership in Combating Corruption
International Review of Administrative Sciences
2019

Professor Russell Hassan empirically assesses the role of ethical leadership in reducing corruption. 

International Research Collaboration: Novelty, Conventionality, and Atypicality in Knowledge Recombination
Research Policy
2019

Professor Caroline Wagner tests for novelty and conventionality in international research collaboration.

Turnover Behavior Among US Government Employees
Review of Administrative Sciences
2019

Professor Joshua Hawley examines US government employees’ turnover before and after the recession.

Why there and then, not here and now? Ecological Offsetting in California and England, and the Sharpening Contradictions of Neoliberal Natures
Enviromental Planning E Nature and Space
2019

Assistant Professor Christopher Rea develops a novel analytical framework for explaining why this kind of environmental market-making may or may not be successful in different contexts.

The Role of Education, Occupational Match on Job Satisfaction in the Behavioral and Social Science Workforce
Human Resource Development Quarterly
2019

Professor Joshua Hawley and colleagues examines the education and workforce outcomes of STEM graduates.

The Economic Impact of the Trade Skirmish of 2018 on the Nation and Ohio
Ohio Manufacturing Institute
2019

Professor Ned Hill examines the trade conflict sparked by the federal government’s initiation of tariffs in 2018 to protect the U.S. steel and aluminum industries.

Stakeholder Perspectives on Sustainability in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus
Frontiers in Environmental Science
2019

Professor Jeff Bielicki shows how stakeholders interact and perceive the food-energy-water nexus and how those perspectives are shaped.

 

The Value of Bulk Energy Storage for Reducing CO2 Emissions and Water Requirements from Regional Electricity Systems
Energy Conversion and Management
2019

Professor Jeff Bielicki investigates the effect of bulk energy storage on CO2 emissions and water requirements.

Economic Resilience of the Firm: A Production Theory Approach
International Journal of Production Economics
2019

Professor Dormady provides a microeconomic foundation for analyzing the comprehensive range of tactics used by firms and other organizations after catastrophic events. 

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme: Protection via Commodification?
Culture, Practice & Europeanization
2019

Assistant Professor Christopher Rea shows that market-oriented schemes like the EU ETS are better characterized as Polanyian countermovements that are, in fact, helping to “re-embed” the European economy in more ecologically sustainable relationships with nature.

U.S. Foreign Policy for the Middle Class: Perspectives From Ohio
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2018

Professor Ned Hill explores ways to make U.S. foreign policy work better for America’s middle class, even if their economic fortunes depend largely on domestic factors and policies.

How Empowering Leadership Reduces Employee Silence in Public Organizations
Public Administration
2018

Professor Russell Hassan provides insights into how managers may lower employee silence in government organizations.

The Collaborative Era in Science
2018

This book, written by Caroline Wagner, argues that the global network of science has ushered in a new era of collaboration that is changing the playbook for science policy.

An Attainable Global Vision for Conservation and Human Well-Being
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
2018

Professor Jeff Bielicki explores the possibility of meeting the demands of increased populations and economic growth in 2050 while simultaneously advancing multiple conservation goals.

Encouraging the Collection of Performance Data in Nonprofit Organizations: The Importance of Organizational Support for Learning
Public Performance and Management Review
2018

Professor Russell Hassan provides insight into how to facilitate performance data collection within nonprofit organizations

Fruit and Vegetable Preferences and Practices May Hinder Participation in Community-Supported Agriculture Among Low-Income Rural Families
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
2018

Assistant Professor Jennifer Garner describes fruit and vegetable preferences and other factors that may influence participation in community-supported agriculture.

Measure of National Return in International Science Cooperation
STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
2018

This article suggests a measure for the impact of international collaboration in science

Wage and Employment Growth in America’s Drug Epidemic: Is All Growth Created Equal?
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
2018

Associate Professor Lauren Jones examines the narrative whereby opioid overdoses among white, male, less-educated, rural workers have been caused by reduced economic opportunities borne by such people.

Effectiveness of Broad and Specific Leadership Behaviors
Personnel Review
2018

Professor Russell Hassan supports the idea that examining specific leader behaviors in addition to broad meta-categories can improve leadership theory, research and training.

Can a Shift in the Purchase of local Foods by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Recipients Impact the Local Economy?
Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems Journal
2018

Assistant Professor Jennifer Garner used a customized input-output model to simulate potential economic impacts of programs and policies that enable Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients to shift purchases from traditional food retailers to DTC venues in four states.

Regulatory Thickening and the Politics of Market-Oriented Environmental Policy
Environmental Politics
2018

Assistant Professor Christopher Rea examines the linkages between market-based policy instruments and expanding state control over environmental quality.

The Consignment Mechanism in Carbon Markets: A Laboratory Investigation
Journal of Commodity Markets
2018

Professor Dormady details the consignment auction design used in California, in which utilities are allocated a share of emissions permits that they must sell into the uniform-price auction.

Do Markets Make Good Commissioners?: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis of Retail Electric Restructuring in Ohio
Journal of Public Policy
2018

Professor Noah Dormady provides a quasi-experimental analysis of the price impacts of retail electric restructuring in Ohio.

Election Timing, Electorate Composition, and Policy Outcomes: Evidence from School Districts
American Journal of Political Science
2018

Professor Stéphane Lavertu and Vladimir Kogan examine how election timing influences voter composition in terms of partisanship, ideology, and the numerical strength of powerful interest groups. 

Beyond Spending Levels: Revenue Uncertainty and the Performance of Local Governments
Journal of Urban Economics
2018

Professor Stéphane Lavertu estimates the impact of revenue uncertainty on Ohio public school districts’ educational effectiveness.

Taking a Closer Look at the Empowerment-Performance Relationship: Evidence from Law Enforcement Organizations
Public Administration Review
2018

Professors Jos Raadschelders and Russell Hassan examine the influence of empowering leadership practices on police officers' job performance, perceptions of managerial effectiveness, and unit performance.

Complex Contracting: Management Challenges and Solutions
Public Administration Review
2018

Dean Trevor Brown creates a framework that provides guidance on how managers can harness the upsides of complex contracting while avoiding its pitfalls.

Natural Disasters and Relief Assistance: Empirical Evidence on the Resilience of U.S. Counties Using Dynamic Propensity Score Matching
Journal of Regional Science
2018

This study utilizes a novel dynamic propensity score matching approach for multiple cohorts of U.S. counties between 1989 and 1999 to examine local economy resilience to rare natural disasters. 

The Geospatial and Economic Viability of CO2 Storage in Hydrocarbon Depleted Fractured Shale Formations
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
2018

Professor Bielicki examines the storage of CO2 including capacities, regional coordination, and storage in shale. 

Who Pays for Retail Electric Deregulation? Evidence of Cross-Subsidization from Complete Bill Data
Energy Journal
2018

Professor Noah Dormady provides a multi-utility panel regression analysis of the effect of retail deregulation on total electric bills in Ohio.

The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Household Finances
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
2018

Associate Professor Lauren Jones analyzes how expansions to the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) affected household finances over the past two decades.

School Improvement Grants in Ohio: Effects on Student Achievement and School Administration
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
2018

Professor Stéphane Lavertu estimates the effect of Ohio’s School Improvement Grant turnaround efforts on student achievement and school administration.

Acclimation and the Response of Hourly Electricity Loads to Meteorological Variables
Energy Journal
2018

Professor Jeff Bielicki examines the relationship between electricity demand and meteorological conditions to assist with short-term electricity load forecasts and long-term projections of climate change impacts.

Center-Based Early Care and Education and Children’s School Readiness: Do Impacts Vary by Neighborhood Poverty?
Developmental Psychology
2017

Professor Katie Vinopal examines the effects of neighborhood provided resources on children’s achievement and development.

Designing Public Participation: Managing Problem Settings and Social Equity
Public Administration Review
2017

Professor Jill Clark provides a theoretical framework that links public managers' and community leaders' perspectives on their own political efficacy and sources of their efficacy, yielding four types of “designers.” 

Tax Increment Financing: A Propensity Score Approach
Economic Development Quarterly
2017

This study, published in the Economic Development Quarterly, examines the effect of tax increment financing (TIF) on economic growth in Indiana.

Understanding Individual and Organizational Level Representation: The Case of Parental Involvement in Schools
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
2017

Associate Professor Katie Vinopal examines whether the benefits of representation stem from individual (direct)- versus organizational (indirect)-level pathways, or both.

Dietary Intake Contributions of Food and Beverages by Source and Food Security Status in US Adults
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
2017

Professors Jill Clark and Neal Hooker compare the consumption patterns and diet quality of foods and beverages obtained from various sources by food security status.

Securing a Stop to the Summer Setback: Policy Considerations in the Future Expansion of the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
2017

Professor Neal Hooker reviews empirical assessments of Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC) and Electronic Benefits Transfer research, and presents policy considerations in the program's future expansion.

Neighborhood Poverty and Children's Academic Skills and Behavior in Early Elementary School
Journal of Marriage and Family
2017

Associate Professor Katie Vinopal evaluates the degree associations between neighborhood disadvantage and outcomes persist into elementary school and whether neighborhood disadvantage interacts with household disadvantage.

Leakage Risks of Geologic CO2 Storage and the Impacts on the Global Energy System and Climate Change Mitigation
Climatic Change
2017

Professor Bielicki investigated how subsurface and atmospheric leakage from geologic CO2 storage reservoirs could impact the deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage in the global energy system. 

Regional Governance and Institutional Collective Action for Environmental Sustainability
2017

This study, published in Public Administration Review, investigates why various mechanisms of cooperation among local authorities are chosen using the theoretical lens of institutional collective action.

Theorizing Command-and-Commodify Regulation: the Case of Species Conservation Banking in the United States
Theory & Society
2017

Assistant Professor Christopher Rea offers a framework for explaining these processes of regulatory marketization, like cap-and-trade and ecological offsetting.

Comparing UK Food Retailers Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies
British Food Journal
2017

Professor Neal Hooker examines how socio-economic and institutional factors impact UK food retailers’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies as revealed in corporate communications and product marketing. 

Autonomy Versus Control in Procurement and Contracting: the Use of Cost-Reimbursement Contracts in Three US Federal Departments
International Review of Administrative Sciences
2017

Dean Trevors examines the efficacy of central attempts to influence the use of specific types of contracts, namely, cost-reimbursement versus fixed-price contracts.

A Natural Experiment: Using Immersive Technologies to Study the Impact of "All-Natural" Labeling on Perceived Food Quality, Nutritional Content, and Liking
Journal of Food Science
2017

Professor Neal Hooker examines how an all-natural label impacts judgments of perceived food quality, nutritional content, and acceptance.

Designing the Buyer–Supplier Contract for Risk Management: Assessing Complexity and Mission Criticality
2017

This study, published in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, argues that contract design is a predominant strategy to set contractual expectations among supply chain partners to manage risk

Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts: The Potential Impact of Yogurt Innovation on Dietary Intakes
Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
2017

Professor Neal Hooker details the challenges to surveillance with the dynamic food supply.

Sex, Gender, and Disasters: Experimental Evidence on the Decision to Invest in Resilience
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
2016

Professors Kim Young, Rob Greenbaum and Noah Dormady use a randomized controlled experimental design to examine whether biological sex or gender diversity might lead to decision-making that improves investments in resilience to calamitous events. 

Electricity Customer Choice in Ohio: How Competition Has Outperformed Traditional Monopoly Regulation
Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council
2016

Professor Ned Hill assesses the effects that deregulation of electricity generation has had on electricity prices in Ohio.

What's in a Name? The Impact of Fair Trade Claims on Product Price
Agribusiness: An International Journal
2016

Professor Neal Hooker uses food marketing and other data to find the impact of a fair trade label on a product. 

The Responsiveness of Casino Revenue to the Casino Tax Rate
Public Budgeting & Finance
2016

Associate Professor Jim Landers examines the tax base elasticity of the regulated casino industry in Illinois to help estimate state-level revenue impacts of casino tax rate changes.

Back-Pedaling or Continuing Quietly? Assessing the Impact of ICLEI Membership Termination on Cities’ Sustainability Actions
2016

This study, published in Environmental Politics, questions whether cities’ termination of their ICLEI affiliation diminishes their implementation of sustainability actions.

The Responsiveness of Casino Revenue to the Casino Tax Rate
Public Budgeting & Finance
2016

Associate Professor Jim Landers examines the tax base elasticity of the regulated casino industry in Illinois to help estimate state-level revenue impacts of casino tax rate changes.

Incentives in Third-Party Governance: Management Practices and Accountability Implications
2016

This study, published in Public Administration Review, assesses public managers’ use of contract incentives in practice and advances theory development. 

Constraints and Benefits of Child Welfare Contracts with Behavioral Health Providers: Conditions that Shape Service Access
2016

This study, published by Administration and Policy in Mental Health, examines worker perceptions of how public child welfare agencies' purchase of service contracts with private behavioral health organizations can both facilitate and constrain referral making and children's access to services.

Pediatric Care Provider Density and Personal Belief Exemptions From Vaccine Requirements in California Kindergartens
American Journal of Public Health
2016

Assistant Professor Christopher Rea explores contextual associations between medical care providers and personal belief exemptions from mandated school entry vaccinations.

Scaling-Up Regional Fruit and Vegetable Distribution: Potential for Adaptive Change in the Food System
Agriculture and Human Values
2016

Professor Jill Clark describe current distribution systems within Ohio, identifies firms interested in scaling-up distribution and inform state-level policy efforts by identifying opportunities to better target any state-level policy and program efforts.

Impact of Product Characteristics and Market Conditions on Contract Type: Use of Fixed-Price Versus Cost-Reimbursement Contracts in the US Department of Defense
Public Performance and Management Review
2016

Dean Trevor Brown used transaction cost economics to produce a conceptual framework that helps explain public-sector contract decisions.

The Leakage Risk Monetization Model for Geologic CO2 Storage
Environmental Science and Technology
2016

Professor Jeff Bielicki developed a Leakage Risk Monetization Model (LRiMM) which integrates simulation of CO2 leakage from geologic CO2 storage reservoirs with an estimation of monetized leakage risk (MLR).

What Initiatives Are British Food Retailers Taking to Improve Children’s Health and Nutrition?
Journal of Food Products Marketing
2016

Professor Neal Hooker explores efforts targeting children’s health and nutrition.

The Role of Industrial Diversity in Economic Resilience: An Empirical Examination Across 35 Years
Urban Studies
2016

This study explores the relationship between industry diversity and economic resilience over time.

Foundations of Public Administration
2016

This book, written by Jos C.N. Raadschelders and Richard J. Stillman II provides academics and students with a rich supply of knowledge on the scope, methods, and theoretical foundations of public administration.

The Influence of Learning Activity on Low-Skilled Workers’ Skill Improvement in the South Korean Manufacturing Industry
Human Resources Development International
2015

Professor Joshua Hawley explores how low-skilled worker’s learning activity influences skill improvement.

Citizen Attributions of Blame in Third-Party Governance
2015

This study, published by Public Administration Review, examines how structural differences in governance arrangements affect citizens’ notions of who is culpable for poor service quality.

The Agrifood System Policy Agenda and Research Domain
Journal of Rural Studies
2015

Professor Jill Clark evaluates the emergence of agrifood system policy in the U.S. and suggests future evaluative policy research and comparative analysis with other domains of food policy research.

A Balancing Act: Disproportionate Sampling of Organic Foods
Journal of Food Products Marketing
2015

Professor Neal Hooker demonstrates that there is little statistical difference, and even a net gain in predictive power, when using a balanced sample to test factors that influence a firm’s decision to market organic food.

Effects of Government Spending on Research Workforce Development: Evidence from Biomedical Postdoctoral Researchers
PLOS 1
2015

Professor Joshua Hawley examines the effects of government spending on postdoctoral researchers’ (postdocs) productivity in biomedical sciences, the largest population of postdocs in the US.

Commodifying Conservation
Contexts
2015

Assistant Professor Christopher Rea examines conservation banks that price the priceless and change how we protect natural resources.

Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century
2015

This book, written in part by Jos Raadschelders, describes how civil service systems have been subject to intense scrutiny and their roles brought into question.

Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governance: A Comparative Voyage
2015

This book, written by Jos Raddschelders and Eran Vigoda-Gadot, is a comprehensive, comparative text on the structure and function of governments around the world.

The Tiff Over TIF: A Review of the Literature Examining the Effectiveness of the Tax Increment Financing
National Tax Journal
2014

This article, published in the National Tax Journal, examines California's recent decision to discontinue tax increment financing (TIF) after six decades of use has triggered a re-examination of its broader use.

The Political Mobilization of Firms and Industries
Annual Review of Sociology
2014

Assistant Professor Christopher Rea examines the limitations of investigating business unity without focusing directly on processes and outcomes and then review studies of five types of business political action that offer lenses into corporate power in the United States: engagement in electoral politics, direct corporate lobbying, collective action through associations and coalitions, business campaigns in civil society, and political aspects of corporate responsibility. 

Mastering Public Administration
2013

This book, written in part by Jos Raadschelders, features chapters spotlighting theorists in the field, covering his/her life, research, writings, and impact, introducing the discipline′s most important scholarship in both a memorable and approachable manner.

Public Administration: The Interdisciplinary Study of Government
2013

This book, written by Jos Raadschelders, tracks the emergence of the field against a background of the expanding conception of the state and the growth of public services

Why Are State Policy Makers Still Proponents of Enterprise Zones? What Explains Their Action in the Face of a Preponderance of the Research?
International Regional Science Review
2009

This essay reviews the research on state EZ programs and explores why it has not had a greater influence on policy.

The Two-Sided Coin: Casino Gaming and Casino Tax Revenue in Indiana
Indiana Business Review
2009

This article focuses on the thirteen years of operation of riverboat casinos in Indiana and the growth in the supply of casino games statewide and explains the state excise taxes imposed on the casino owners.

What’s the Potential Impact of Casino Tax Increases on Wagering Handle: Estimates of the Price Elasticity of Demand for Casino Gaming
Economics Bulletin
2008

Associate Professor Jim Landers estimates the price elasticity of demand for casino gaming.

Gambling on an Alternative Revenue Source: The Impact of Riverboat Gambling on the Charitable Gambling Component of Nonprofit Finances
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
2006

Associate Professor Jim Landers examines the impact of casino gambling in and around Illinois on charitable gambling in that state.

Why Don’t Enterprise Zones Work? Estimates of the Extent that EZ Benefits are Capitalized into Property Values
Regional Analysis & Policy
2006

Associate Professor Jim Landers examines the impact of local Enterprise Zones (EZs) on commercial and industrial property values. 

The Effect of Casino Gambling on Sales Tax Revenue in States Legalizing Casinos in the 1990s
State Tax Notes
2005

Associate Professor Jim Landers looks at whether casino gambling competes with other consumer spending and therefore decreases sales tax revenue.

In the Zone: A Look at Indiana’s Enterprise Zones
Indiana Business Review
2005

Associate Professor Jim Landers provides an overview of Indiana Enterprise Zones and explore their business characteristics and demographics.

Business Income Taxes in Indiana: Who Pays?
Indiana Business Review
2004

Associate Professor Jim Landers analyzes business income taxes including corporate income tax systems and business income taxed through the individual income tax system.