Post mortem of Chicago’s repealed soda tax

This week, the Cook County’s Board of Commissioners voted to repeal their tax on sugar-sweetened beverages by a vote of 15-1. This is the latest twist in a multi-year back-and-forth battle between soda tax advocates and opponents. John Cawley, professor in the department of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, is studying the impact of the soda […]

Justice decision on Colorado, Washington pot laws may promote public health

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Justice decision on Colorado, Washington pot laws may promote public health  Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 Emily Owens, public policy expert and associate professor of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell, discusses the implications of a Justice Department decision not to challenge marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington. Owens says: […]

Early retirement incentives for teachers don’t hurt – might help – test scores

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE  Early retirement incentives for teachers don’t hurt – might help – test scores Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 Maria Fitzpatrick, and Michael Lovenheim, both assistant professors of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, researched the impact of early retirement initiatives in public education. Their findings indicate that although early retirement […]