Drs. Blanco and Prieger Receive Funding to Support Graduate Fellowships and Training in Public Policy Research
The School of Public Policy has received a $145,00 grant for research by Drs. Luisa Blanco and James Prieger as principal investigators from the Charles Koch Foundation for graduate fellowships and training in public policy research for the 2016-2017 academic year. The research and training will focus on economic analysis of policy, but will also include training in quantitative and qualitative methods from other empirical disciplines.
The central component of this program consists of graduate student research fellowships who will work closely with Blanco and Prieger. Through the research fellowship, students will learn additional quantitative skills outside the classroom as research assistants and coauthors on research articles. Fellows will present their research findings in Washington, D.C., at a conference hosted by the School of Public Policy in the summer of 2017. An additional small number of students will also be invited to join the fellows in a special workshop providing further training in empirical policy analysis.