Take HEART: Experimental Evidence on Enhanced Advising and Postsecondary Progress
Over 40 percent of students starting at public 4-year institutions do not graduate within six years, and ample numbers of non-completers leave late in college. Barriers that grow in complexity as students move through college, fertilized by meager mid-college support, may contribute to late-college departure.
Inequity in public policy generates resentment among citizens. We estimate the impact that inequity in the tax code has on voluntary tax compliance in the context of the property tax in Manaus, Brazil. Using administrative data on the universe of taxpayers and a novel quasi-experimental design leveraging geographic discontinuities in tax liabilities and a large reform, we find that the elasticity of compliance with respect to inequity is 0.14--0.18, slightly larger than the elasticity with respect to a taxpayer's own liability.
All faculty, students, and staff are invited to a quick and easy hike at McConnell Springs, followed by lunch at West Sixth Brewery/Smithtown Seafood. Please feel free to bring your partners and children.
Virtual New Student Orientation – Graduate Programs
Tuesday, August 8 at 12 pm
12:15 Dr. Rhonda Trautman, Director of Online Programs
Professional development/Internships, Dr. Cory Curl (MPA students)
12:30 Current student/Alumni panel
Incoming Student Orientation – Graduate Programs
Friday, August 18, 2023
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gatton B&E Room 127
11:30 Check-in, headshots and boxed lunches in room 323J
12:00 Welcome – Dr. Ron Zimmer, Martin School Director
It is not uncommon for our doctoral graduates to go on to exceptional careers in academia, government, non-profits and beyond. Some of them, like David Shi don't wait. Early in June 2023 David Shi accepted a position as Senior Research Associate of the Public Policy and Research Institute (PPRI) of Texas A&M.
He explains the job this way,