Month: October 2023

Craemer Studies Reparations & Biases Among Black Police Officers

For over 15 years, UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Thomas Craemer has been publishing about reparations. At the end of 2022, he joined Professor Kaycea Campbell as an economic expert for California’s Reparations Task Force. During this meeting, Professor Campbell provided their background and context to the Force’s questions on: Unjust Property taken […]

Professor Eric Brunner Studies Wind Farms & Student Absenteeism

In 2022, School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Eric Brunner studied the impact of wind energy on local economies. His research lead to “Commercial Wind Energy Installations and Local Economic Development:  Evidence from U.S. Counties“, which was published in Energy Policy alongside co-author and SPP alum  David Schwegman. At the start of 2023 he was featured […]

CLICC-Mentoring Releases Program Evaluation Report

The Connecting Through Literacy: Incarcerated Parents, Their Children, and Caregivers (CLICC) Mentoring for Children with Incarcerated Parents program released a Program Evaluation Report earlier this month. CLICC, also known as the “Connecting Through Literacy: Incarcerated Parents, Their Children, and Caregivers”, is a Connecticut-based non-profit. The program utilizes mentorship and literacy to strengthen relationships between children […]

Professor Hamilton Studies Disparities Around Birth & Medicaid

School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Christal Hamilton joined the SPP Network in August after previously serving as a postdoctoral research scientist in the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University. In 2023 she was published in the Population Research and Policy Review and Duke University Press. In July, she co-authored “Medicaid Health […]

Recapping 2023 with the CT Sentencing Commission

During the 2023 Legislative Session the Connecticut Sentencing Commission developed and submitted four legislative proposals for consideration by the General Assembly. Located within the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP), the Commission has been conducting criminal justice policy research since 2011. Below are this year’s proposals with their statement’s of purpose. More information to […]

Professors Yu and Burland Study Long-term Capital Investments

In May a team of School of Public Policy (SPP) researchers received a grant from the Connecticut COVID-19 Education Research Collaborative (CCERC). The grant will run through June 2024, total $99,948 and focus on “Categorizing and Understanding Facilities and Long-term Capital Investments.” Professor Jinhai Yu serves as the Principal Investigator, and will execute all aspects […]

The School of Public Policy and Digital Equity in Connecticut

Prepared by Distinguished Visiting Professor Robert H. Wilson Having access to and capacity for using broadband has become crucial to engaging fully in the economic, social, and political life in the US. Whereas residential telephone service was formerly the minimum requirement, the technological frontier has advanced and even basic internet (i.e., not including broadband service) […]