Public Policy & Political Economy News

Symposium Focuses on Future of Taiwan

International scholars came together to address issues shaping the future of Taiwan at the Taiwan Democracy Symposium at The University of Texas at Dallas.
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IPE Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Vladyslav Wallace, a double major in global business and international political economy, will study at Emlyon Business College in France this spring.
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Doctoral Student Selected for Research Scholars Program

Marcela Gutierrez, a PhD student in public policy and political economy in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, has been selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar.
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Article Probes Policy Impact on New-Business Development

How are Trump administration policies impacting new-business development? That's one of the questions that WalletHub seeks to answer in this "Ask the Expert" feature with Donald A. Hicks, professor of public policy and political economy in EPPS. Read more »
PPPE doctoral student put research into practice

PPPE doctoral student, Paulo Cavallo, works with Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce to identify foreign companies to be recruited for relocation to Dallas. Cavallo is putting research into practice with the goal of recruiting more U.S. and North American headquarters of international companies to our region. Read more »
EPPS Team Examines Construction Accidents in Gulf Region

Inadequate training, limited use of safety equipment and a lack of government oversight contribute to deaths and injuries among construction workers in the rapidly developing Arabian Gulf region, a UT Dallas study found. Read more »
University Adds Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy

Starting this fall, the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences will offer a bachelor's degree in public policy that will include new courses focusing on legal and legislative issues related to science, big data and the internet. Read more »
New Study Tackles Public Health in Bangladesh

The study identified several issues — including a lack of collaboration between institutions and lack of trained personnel — that keep Bangladesh from fully adopting the use of spatial tools.
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Prof Discusses What Brexit Means for Global Politics

In a column for Fortune Magazine, Euel Elliott, a professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy at UT Dallas, offers his analysis of British voters' decision to leave the European Union. "While the term 'historic' is vastly overused these days, it is hard to think of a word that better describes what has just happened in the U.K." Read more »
Experts Address Taiwan's Future at EPPS Symposium

UT Dallas' School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences hosted a symposium on the recent historic Taiwan elections that led to a victory for the state's pro-independence party.
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EPPS Celebrates 2015 Fall Graduates
The University, family and friends celebrated the accomplishments of 2015 fall graduates during commencement ceremonies. The commencement speaker for EPPS was Anna Shapovalova, who earned her bachelors and masters degrees in International Political Economy in less than four years. Read more »
EPPS Professor Assesses Response to S. Korean Crisis
The outbreak of MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) in South Korea is generating widespread fear among the population, and has even prompted the shut down of more than a thousand schools. Dohyeong Kim, an associate professor of Public Policy, Political Economy and Geographic Information Sciences, told KERA News that the reaction is due in part to the public's distrust of the government's ability to handle the health crisis. Read more »
EPPS Students Win Critical Language Scholarships
The UT Dallas undergraduate students have been granted a Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes from the U.S. State Department. They will study Arabic and local dialects in Morocco, Jordan and Oman. Read more »
President's Viewpoint: Seeking Answers to Society's Important Questions

April 22, 2015 — EPPS faculty are using statistics, big data analytics, computer mapping and remote sensing to answer some of the most important social questions of our time.
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Newly Elected President, Vice President Hope to Empower Students

April 16, 2015 — Caitlynn Fortner and her running mate, Grant Branam, were elected in March to succeed Brooke Knudtson and Nancy Fairbank as president and vice president of the UT Dallas student body. Their one-year terms begin May 1.
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Volunteers to Do Good Deeds Across Country During Spring Break

March 12, 2015 — For some UT Dallas students, spring break is more than just binge-watching television series. Instead, nearly 100 students will be investing in a week of community service projects with nonprofit agencies in 10 locations, from Texas to California.
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Visiting Students Experience Dallas Through Future City Program

February 27, 2015 — A new internship program created by UT Dallas professor Dr. Dohyeong Kim is teaching urban policy and architecture students from South Korea about how Dallas is building its future.
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Archer Fellows Sharpen Targets for Careers after Internships

October 22, 2014 — This spring, 10 UT Dallas undergraduates interned in Washington, D.C., in governmental and nongovernmental organizations and attended classes on policy, history and advocacy. Read more »
Grad Student Works for Agency from Afar

September 15, 2014 — Hillary Corwin's Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship fits her goal of becoming a researcher and professor, and allowed her to work from the comforts of her home or anywhere she chose. Read more »
Study Finds Big Gap in Oil Spill Compensation

September 3, 2014 — Dr. Dohyeong Kim, doctoral student Soojin Min and Korean scholars discovered that South Korea had approved only 11 percent of the compensation claims by residents after the Hebei Spirit oil spill. Read more »
Fulbright Winner Is Bound for Venezuela

June 27, 2014 — Braeden Mayer BS'13 credits his professors for cultivating his interest in Latin America. Thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship, he will experience more of the region as an English teacher in Venezuela. Read more »
IPE Student Attends UN Meeting

June 6, 2014 — Nada Alasmi, who completed her MS in International Political Economy in May, recently attended the fifty-seventh session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York City. Read more »
EPPS Students Honor Top Teachers

May 14, 2014 — For a fourth year, students in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences recognized faculty with nominations for best teachers of the year at an awards ceremony last month. Read more »
UT Dallas Team Creates Plan for Global Action

April 21, 2014 — Students recently attended a Clinton Global Initiative University conference to refine their action plan to help provide English tutoring and job preparation skills to international refugees in North Texas. Read more »
EPPS Student Wins State Department Scholarship

April 21, 2014 — Addison Larson, a junior International Political Economy major, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship by the U.S. State Department for the summer of 2014. She will be spending the summer in Ibri, Oman, where she will be immersed in Arabic language studies. Read more »
"Life After EPPS" Networking Event

March 31, 2014 — On April 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the International Political Economy Student Association and Omicron Delta Epsilon will be hosting their second annual alumni networking event, "Life After EPPS" at the McDermott Suite (MC 4.4). Read more »
Faculty Spotlight — Jonas Bunte

March 20, 2014 — Jonas Bunte, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy, is an expert in politics of finance. His work analyzes how distributional consequences of financial flows provide domestic actors the incentive for political action. Read more »
Dr. Michelle Adams to Deliver Alumni Master Lecture

March 07, 2014 — Dr. Michelle Adams, the founder of Marketing Brainology and 2014 Distinguished EPPS Alumnus, will deliver the Alumni Master Lecture - "Predicting Human Behavior: Why the World Will Belong to Economics and Neuroscientists" on Thursday, March 27. Read more »
Students Make a Difference Through Volunteering for Local Nonprofits

November 11, 2013 — Viva Volunteer recently gave more than 380 students the opportunity to give back to the community and participate in the national Make A Difference Day. Audra Jackson, an international political economy sophomore, helped out with a fall children’s festival for an afterschool program at Voice of Hope Ministries. Read more »
State Department Work Gives Public Policy Student Prized Experience

October 25, 2013 — Public policy graduate student Daniel Hinson's internship with the State Department has afforded him the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C., New York and potentially a career in foreign affairs. Read more »
Archer Fellows Describe Studies, Work in Washington D.C.

September 30, 2013 — Nine UT Dallas undergraduates were selected to spend the spring semester in Washington, D.C., as part of the Bill Archer Fellow Program offered by the Archer Center. The six juniors and three seniors were among 36 undergraduate participants selected from throughout the UT System. Read more »
Undergraduates Show Competitive Skills in Diplomacy

December 09, 2013 — Even though most were first-time competitors, UT Dallas students demonstrated the academic preparation and diplomatic savvy needed to take home the highest honors in a recent United Nations simulation held in the nation's Capitol. Read more »
Student Wins State Department Award to Study Arabic in Oman

July 01, 2013 — Growing up in a home where her mother studied linguistics, Irene Morse was surrounded by a love for languages. Hearing the cadence and rhythms of different languages gave her a curiosity about other cultures as well. Read more »
IPE Graduate Student Receives Boren Fellowship to Study in Ukraine

June 17, 2013 — A master's degree in international political economy, Brian Couzelis figured, would give him a solid background in both politics and economics, and also enable him to study policy and development issues related to different geographic regions. Read more »
2 UT Dallas Graduates Head Abroad with Fulbright Program Grants

May 30, 2013 — Maija Wallace, who recently graduated with a degree in international political economy, received a Fulbright grant to teach English in Spain. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department, the Fulbright Program offers fellowships to graduate students and graduating seniors to study in more than 140 countries. The nine-month stipend covers such items as flights, books and living expenses. Read more »
Hoodings Honor 9 Doctoral Graduates Mentored by Same Prof

May 22, 2013 — Even in an academic career spanning more than five decades, there still is room for a few firsts. For Dr. Brian J.L. Berry, the unprecedented feat took shape this spring when nine of his doctoral candidates completed their PhDs. Read more »
Family of Scholars Finds an Academic Home at UT Dallas

May 22, 2013 — Rubia da Rocha Valente graduated this year with a PhD in public policy and political economy, but she wasn’t the only person in her family receiving a degree from UT Dallas. Read more »