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Katie Vinopal

Associate Professor

Katie Vinopal’s research centers on understanding how we can design policies and reform institutions to better contribute to the positive development of children and tackle long-standing issues of social inequity. She teaches several classes at the Glenn College, including Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy; Public Affairs Statistics; Public Policy Analysis; and Data, Models, and Evaluation.

Dr. Vinopal received her Ph.D. in public administration from the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C. and a B.S. in mathematics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Prior to her academic career, Vinopal worked as a research assistant in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. There she conducted research on issues, policies, and systems impacting low-income families. Vinopal also worked on national and local hunger and food security issues in the nonprofit sector for the Food Research and Action Center in Washington, DC.

Vinopal has been awarded the 2020 Public Management Research Association Riccucci-O’Leary Award for Best Article on Diversity Published in JPART or PPMG, an Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 40 for 40 Fellowship in 2018, and was a Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) emerging scholar in 2015. She is also the recipient of the 2021 Glenn College’s Mary K. Marvel Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award and the 2021 Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award through the Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Office at The Ohio State University.

Vinopal’s work has been published in high impact journals, including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Educational Researcher, Journal of Marriage and Family and Developmental Psychology, among others.

Research Focus:

  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Child and Family Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Public Management
Speaking Truth to Power in Fundraising: A Toolkit
Nonprofit Management
May 16, 2022
The report, produced with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, includes a study of the fundraising workplace, a call to action in addressing sexual harassment in the profession, and a set of resources for taking action.
Philanthropic Capital for Communities
Economics
May 02, 2022
This report 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.
Approaches for Overcoming Barriers to Cross-Sector Data Sharing
Social Policy
January 28, 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
Food Policy
January 26, 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
Urban Policy and Housing
January 22, 2022
This study, published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, analyzes the longer-term effects of temporary mortgage payment subsidies on mortgage default.
Peak-Load Pricing with Quality-Differentiated Demand
Economics
January 21, 2022
This study, published in The American Economist, focuses on peak-load pricing and highway tolls.
Conflict and Cooperation Within Police Units: The Importance of Manager Inclusiveness
Public Management and Leadership
January 13, 2022
This study, published in Public Management Review, 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
Contracting and Public-Private Partnerships
January 04, 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
Economics
January 04, 2022
This paper, published in the Journal of the Economics of Aging, explores 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.
The Interactive Influence of Public Service Motivation, Perceived Reward Equity, and Prosocial Impact on Employee Engagement: A Panel Study in Pakistan
Public Management and Leadership
December 21, 2021
This study, published in Public Management Review, 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
Urban Policy and Housing
December 12, 2021
This study, published by Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy, 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
Data Analytics
December 10, 2021
This study, published in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, uses a variety of skills to develop a critical framework for mapping civil society in the digital age.
One-Year In: COVID-19 Research at the International Level in CORD-19 Data
COVID-19
December 02, 2021
This study examines how the appearance of a novel coronavirus in late 2019 radically changed the community of researchers working on coronaviruses
The Cost-Effectiveness of Economic Resilience
Economics
November 29, 2021
This paper, published by the International Journal of Production Economics, 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 Management
November 28, 2021
This study, published in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 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
Social Policy
November 19, 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
Economics
November 18, 2021
This study, published by the Handbook on the Economics of Natural Disasters, 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
Social Policy
November 12, 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
Nonprofit Management
October 02, 2021
This paper, published in the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 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
Nonprofit Management
September 17, 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
Public Policy and Analysis
September 10, 2021
This study, published by the American Review of Public Administration, empirically illustrates the connection between public value frames, design choices, and public participation in a collaborative policymaking process.
Ethics Education in the Study of Public Administration: Anchoring to Civility, Civics, Social Justice, and Understanding Government in Democracy
Education Policy
September 03, 2021
This study, published in the Journal of Public Affairs Education, 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
Public Management and Leadership
September 01, 2021
This study, published in the Journal of Business Ethics, 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
Nonprofit Management
September 01, 2021
This research note uses 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. 
The Power to Convene: Making Sense of the Power of Food Movement Organizations in Governance Processes in the Global North
Food Policy
August 31, 2021
This study, published in Agriculture and Human Values, 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. 
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
Social Policy
August 31, 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.
Informational Determinants of Large-area Hurricane Evacuations
Environmental Policy and Management
August 30, 2021
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 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. 
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Student Learning in Ohio
COVID-19
August 27, 2021
Analysis of Spring 2021 Ohio State Tests
Ethnography: Tales of the Nonprofit Field
Nonprofit Management
August 17, 2021
This article, published in the International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, describes how nonprofits can use ethnography to enrich research.
Essential, Fragile, and Invisible Community Food Infrastructure: The Role of Urban governments in the United States
Food Policy
August 01, 2021
This study, published in Food Policy, examines the role of subnational governments in community food infrastructures.    
China’s Scholarship Shows Atypical Referencing Patterns
Information and Technology Management
July 09, 2021
This study, published by Scientometrics, analyzes reference pairs in articles to search for unexpected referencing combinations at the journal–journal level
Not All High-Growth Firms Are Alike: Capturing and Tagging Ohio’s Gazelles
Economics
June 29, 2021
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present 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.
Maximizing the Efficiency of Active Case Finding for SARS-CoV-2 Using Bandit Algorithms
COVID-19
June 14, 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.
Resilience Decision Making in Repeated Disasters
Public Finance and Budgeting
June 07, 2021
The research, published in Environment Systems and Decisions Journal, examines resilience decision making in the context of repeated catastrophic events.
A Discussion of Measuring the Top-1% Most-Highly-Cited Publications: The Case of China
May 14, 2021
This study examines the top-1% most highly-cited articles and their country of origin.
Glenn College Releases Review of Columbus Response to 2020 Protests
Civic Engagement, Advocacy and Volunteerism
April 26, 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.
The Democratic Deficit in U.S. Education Governance
Education Policy
March 30, 2021
This study, published in the American Political Science Review, compares voters and students in four states on several policy-relevant dimensions.
Institutional Leadership: Maintaining Mission Integrity in the Era of Managerialism
Nonprofit Management
March 22, 2021
This article, published in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, develops a framework of practices nonprofit leaders can use to maintain mission integrity
Whatever it Takes: Sexual Harassment in the Context of Resource Dependence
Social Policy
March 09, 2021
Research published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory suggests powerful resource dependencies are present in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Flows and Networks in Global Innovation System Among Top R&D Nations
Information and Technology Management
March 08, 2021
This study, published by the BRG Institute, examines how flows of people and information reveal dynamics about the global information system.
How Does Minority Political Representation Affect School District Administration and Student Outcomes?
Education Policy
February 09, 2021
This study, published in the American Journal of Political Science, investigates how the racial and ethnic composition of California school boards affects school district administration and student achievement. 
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Student Achievement on Ohio’s Third-Grade English Language Arts Assessment
COVID-19
January 27, 2021
This 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
Education Policy
January 25, 2021
This study evaluates factors, policies and practices that impact and improve student attendance. Published in the journal of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
Responding to Failure: the Promise of Market Mending for Social Enterprise
Nonprofit Management
January 03, 2021
This article, published in Public Management Review, examines the role social enterprise plays in society as more non-profits embrace it.
The Role of Consumer and Mortgage Debt for Financial Stress
Urban Policy and Housing
November 10, 2020
This study in the journal of Aging and Mental Health examines 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 Management
November 02, 2020
This article in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 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
Education Policy
November 01, 2020
This study, published in the Economics of Education Review, 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
Civic Engagement, Advocacy and Volunteerism
November 01, 2020
This book, by 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.
How Federally Insured Reverse Mortgages Affect the Credit Outcomes of Older Adults
Urban Policy and Housing
September 22, 2020
  This study, published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, examines how the 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
Urban Policy and Housing
September 18, 2020
This 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
Social Policy
September 15, 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
Nonprofit Management
September 04, 2020
This report contains the results of the Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey, Wave 2.
Neighborhood Disadvantage and Children’s Cognitive Skill Trajectories
Social Policy
September 01, 2020
This study, published in Children and Youth Services Review, 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
Nonprofit Management
September 01, 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.
Are Foreclosure Spillover Effects Universal? Variation over Space and Time
Urban Policy and Housing
July 25, 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.
Consolidation in a Crisis: Patterns of International Collaboration in Early COVID-19 Research
July 21, 2020
This study, published by PLoS One, 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
Gender, Race, and Experiences of Workplace Incivility in Public Organizations
Public Management and Leadership
May 04, 2020
This study, published in the Review of Public Personnel Administration, 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
Nonprofit Management
May 04, 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
Urban Policy and Housing
April 20, 2020
This paper analyzes the longer term effects of temporary mortgage payment subsidies on mortgage default. 
Socioeconomic Representation: Expanding the Theory of Representative Bureaucracy
Education Policy
April 01, 2020
This study, published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 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
Economics
March 01, 2020
This study, published in the Journal of Public Economics, uses 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
Information and Technology Management
January 22, 2020
This study, available at SSRN, 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
Food Policy
January 08, 2020
The study, published by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 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.
Local Organizational Determinants of Local-International NGO Collaboration
Nonprofit Management
January 07, 2020
This study, published in Public Management Review, 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
Education Policy
January 01, 2020
This study, published in the Journal of Politics, explores if privatization could also affect citizen participation in democratic governance.
No Margin, No Mission: How Practitioners Justify Nonprofit Managerialization
Nonprofit Management
December 17, 2019
This study, published in the International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, examines how nonprofit practitioners respond to pressures to enact business practices.
Value of Information on Resilience Decision-Making in Repeated Disaster Environments
Economics
December 16, 2019
The study, published in the Natural Hazards Review, reports 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 Management and Leadership
December 09, 2019
This study, published by the Public Administration Review, 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
Economics
November 26, 2019
This study, published in the Canadian Journal of Economics, studies how income may improve child outcomes.
Towards Understanding Workplace Incivility: Gender, Ethical Leadership and Personal Control
Public Management and Leadership
November 21, 2019
This study, published in Public Management Review, examined 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
Public Management and Leadership
October 29, 2019
This study, published in the International Public Management Journal, 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
Food Policy
October 28, 2019
This study, published by Politics and Governance, 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 Policy
September 20, 2019
This study, posted in Energy and Environmental Science, 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
Education Policy
September 11, 2019
This study, published in Educational Researcher, examin es the benefits teachers of color bring to students of color
Portable Innovation, Policy Wormholes, and Innovation Diffusion
Environmental Policy and Management
August 07, 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
Environmental Policy and Management
August 03, 2019
This study, published in Engineering Geology, 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
Nonprofit Management
August 01, 2019
This paper, published by the Academy of Management, compares practice-oriented recommendations and academic research regarding sexual harassment in nonprofit workplaces.
International NGO Centralization and Leader-Perceived Effectiveness
Nonprofit Management
July 09, 2019
This study, published in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 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?
Social Policy
July 01, 2019
This study, published in Economic Inquiry, investigates whether savings and debt among EITC‐eligible families reflect the timing of payments.
Global Science for Global Challenges
Science, Engineering and Technology Policy
June 28, 2019
This chapter, in the Handbook on Science and Public Policy, 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
Energy Policy
June 13, 2019
This study, published in Utilities Policy, 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
Public Management and Leadership
June 04, 2019
This study, published in the International Review of Administrative Sciences, empirically assesses the role of ethical leadership in reducing corruption. 
International Research Collaboration: Novelty, Conventionality, and Atypicality in Knowledge Recombination
Information and Technology Management
June 01, 2019
This article, published in Research Policy, tests for novelty and conventionality in international research collaboration.
The Economic Impact of the Trade Skirmish of 2018 on the Nation and Ohio
Economics
March 01, 2019
This brief, published by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute, 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
Environmental Policy and Management
February 08, 2019
This study, posted in the Frontiers in Environmental Science, 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 Policy
February 01, 2019
Posted in Energy Conversion and Management, this study investigates the effect of bulk energy storage on CO2 emissions and water requirements.
Economic Resilience of the Firm: A Production Theory Approach
Economics
February 01, 2019
This study, published in the International Journal of Production Economics, provides a microeconomic foundation for analyzing the comprehensive range of tactics used by firms and other organizations after catastrophic events. 
U.S. Foreign Policy for the Middle Class: Perspectives From Ohio
Economics
December 10, 2018
This study, published in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 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 Management and Leadership
November 18, 2018
This study, published in Public Administration, provides insights into how managers may lower employee silence in government organizations.
The Collaborative Era in Science
Science, Engineering and Technology Policy
November 01, 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
Environmental Policy and Management
October 16, 2018
This study, posted in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 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
Nonprofit Management
October 10, 2018
This article, published in Public Performance and Management Review, 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
Food Policy
October 06, 2018
This study, published by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, describes fruit and vegetable preferences and other factors that may influence participation in community-supported agriculture.
Measure of National Return in International Science Cooperation
Science, Engineering and Technology Policy
September 11, 2018
This article, from the STI 2018 Conference Proceedings, 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?
Economics
September 01, 2018
This study, published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 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
Public Management and Leadership
August 23, 2018
This study, published by Personnel Review, 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?
Food Policy
August 15, 2018
This study, published by the Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems Journal, 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 Policy and Management
August 08, 2018
This study, published in Environmental Politics, examines the linkages between MBIs and expanding state control over environmental quality.
The Consignment Mechanism in Carbon Markets: A Laboratory Investigation
Energy Policy
August 01, 2018
This study, published in the Journal of Commodity Markets, 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
Public Policy and Analysis
July 03, 2018
This study, published in the Journal of Public Policy, 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
Civic Engagement, Advocacy and Volunteerism
July 01, 2018
This study, published in the American Journal of Political Science, examines 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
Economics
July 01, 2018
This study, published in the Journal of Urban Economics, 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 Management and Leadership
June 25, 2018
This study, published in Public Administration Review, examines the influence of empowering leadership practices on police officers' job performance, perceptions of managerial effectiveness, and unit performance.
Complex Contracting: Management Challenges and Solutions
Contracting and Public-Private Partnerships
June 19, 2018
This study, posted in Public Administration Review, 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
Local Government Management and Policy
June 06, 2018
This study, published in the Journal of Regional Science, 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
Environmental Policy and Management
May 26, 2018
This study, posted in the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 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 Policy
May 22, 2018
This study, published in the Energy Journal, 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
Economics
May 04, 2018
This study, published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 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
Education Policy
March 23, 2018
This study, published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 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
Environmental Policy and Management
January 01, 2018
This study, posted in the Energy Journal, 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?
Local and Community Development
November 30, 2017
This study, published in Developmental Psychology, examines the effects of neighborhood provided resources on children’s achievement and development.
Designing Public Participation: Managing Problem Settings and Social Equity
Public Management and Leadership
November 02, 2017
Thus study, published in Public Administration Review, 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.” 
Understanding Individual and Organizational Level Representation: The Case of Parental Involvement in Schools
Education Policy
October 13, 2017
This study, published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, examines whether the benefits of representation stem from individual (direct)- versus organizational (indirect)-level pathways, or both.
Securing a Stop to the Summer Setback: Policy Considerations in the Future Expansion of the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children
Food Policy
September 01, 2017
This study, published by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 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.
Dietary Intake Contributions of Food and Beverages by Source and Food Security Status in US Adults
Food Policy
September 01, 2017
This study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, compares the consumption patterns and diet quality of foods and beverages obtained from various sources by food security status.
Neighborhood Poverty and Children's Academic Skills and Behavior in Early Elementary School
Local and Community Development
August 24, 2017
This study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, 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
Environmental Policy and Management
July 26, 2017
This study, published in Climatic Change, 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
Local Government Management and Policy
June 29, 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
Environmental Policy and Management
April 01, 2017
This study, published in Theory & Society, 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
Food Policy
March 01, 2017
This study, published in the British Food Journal, 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
Contracting and Public-Private Partnerships
March 01, 2017
This study, published by the International Review of Administrative Sciences, 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
Food Policy
February 08, 2017
This study, published in the Journal of Food Science, examined 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
Economics
January 19, 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
Food Policy
January 01, 2017
This study, published in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, details the challenges to surveillance with the dynamic food supply.
Sex, Gender, and Disasters: Experimental Evidence on the Decision to Invest in Resilience
November 10, 2016
This study, published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, uses 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
Energy Policy
November 01, 2016
This study, published for the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, 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
Food Policy
November 01, 2016
This study, published in Agribusiness: An International Journal, uses food marketing and other data to find the impact of a fair trade label on a product. 
Back-Pedaling or Continuing Quietly? Assessing the Impact of ICLEI Membership Termination on Cities’ Sustainability Actions
Environmental Policy and Management
October 01, 2016
This study, published in Environmental Politics, questions whether cities’ termination of their ICLEI affiliation diminishes their implementation of sustainability actions.
Incentives in Third-Party Governance: Management Practices and Accountability Implications
Contracting and Public-Private Partnerships
September 13, 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
Social Policy
September 01, 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
July 01, 2016
This study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, 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
Food Policy
June 01, 2016
This study, published by Agriculture and Human Values, 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
Contracting and Public-Private Partnerships
May 12, 2016
This study, published by Public Performance and Management Review, used transaction cost economics to produce a conceptual framework that helps explain public-sector contract decisions.
What Initiatives Are British Food Retailers Taking to Improve Children’s Health and Nutrition?
Food Policy
April 06, 2016
This study, published in the Journal of Food Products Marketing, explores efforts targeting children’s health and nutrition.
The Leakage Risk Monetization Model for Geologic CO2 Storage
Environmental Policy and Management
April 06, 2016
This study, posted in Environmental Science and Technology, 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).
The Role of Industrial Diversity in Economic Resilience: An Empirical Examination Across 35 Years
Economics
January 19, 2016
This study, published in Urban Studies, explores the relationship between industry diversity and economic resilience over time.
Foundations of Public Administration
Public Management and Leadership
January 01, 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
November 22, 2015
This study, published in Human Resources Development International, explores how low-skilled worker’s learning activity influences skill improvement.
Citizen Attributions of Blame in Third-Party Governance
Contracting and Public-Private Partnerships
November 09, 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
Food Policy
October 24, 2015
This study, published in the Journal of Rural Studies, 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
Food Policy
May 07, 2015
This study, published in the Journal of Food Products Marketing, 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
May 01, 2015
This study, published in PLOS 1, examines the effects of government spending on postdoctoral researchers’ (postdocs) productivity in biomedical sciences, the largest population of postdocs in the US.
Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century
Public Management and Leadership
February 06, 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
Public Management and Leadership
January 30, 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.
Mastering Public Administration
July 25, 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
Public Policy and Analysis
July 12, 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