The Policy Research Group (PRG) is a bi-monthly, interdisciplinary working group for scholars to present and solicit feedback on current research relevant to public policy, broadly defined. Presenters give a talk that lasts approximately 35 minutes, followed by about 25 minutes of question and answer time. The presentations may be on research at different stages of completion. While most presentations will present relatively polished work, some presentations may research designs or projects in progress. Presenters are encouraged to circulate a draft of the research on which the presentation is based prior to the presentation. While PRG participants are primarily graduate students and faculty in Public Policy, all members of the university community are welcome to attend.

Location: 102 Abernethy, from 3-4pm

If you would like to receive email notifications and reminders about upcoming talks, email Rebecca Kreitzer to join the PRG listserv.

Fall 2016

September 9: Maureen Berner, UNC School of Government

September 23: Bill Lester, Department of City and Regional Planning

October 7: Ashu Handa, Public Policy

October 28: Students prepping for Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management conference

November 11: Anna Krome-Lukens, Public Policy

Number 18: Meenu Tewari, Department of City and Regional Planning

December 2: Scott Wentland, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Spring 2017

January 20: Nicole Ross, Public Policy

February 3: Ben Meier and Pam Jagger, Public Policy

March 3: Bradley Hardy, American University, School of Public Affairs

March 24: Lisa Schulkind, Belk College of Business

April 7: Paul Gaggl, Belk College of Business

April 21: Brigitte Seim, Public Policy


Spring 2016

January 29: Jeremy Moulton

February 12: Steve Hemelt

February 26: Doug Lauen

March 4: Doug McKay

April 8: Tricia Sullivan

April 22: Brigitte Zimmerman


Co-covenors: Rebecca Kreitzer – – 919-962-2788 – Abernethy 101

  Candis W. Smith – – 919.843.8130 – Abernethy 211