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PLCY Associate Chair Quoted in The Financial Times

June 10, 2024

Dr. Doug MacKay, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Public Policy, was recently quoted in an article in The Financial Times on the ethics of experiments in economics.   Read the article here!  

Former PhD Student Accepts Assistant Professor Position

June 4, 2024

Kate Saylor has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Decision Sciences at Geisinger College of Health Sciences! Kate received her PhD from UNC PLCY in 2021. Congratulations, Kate!

PLCY Professors to meet with FEMA

May 22, 2024

Cassandra Davis, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, is headed to D.C. this summer for a discussion with FEMA leaders on achieving equal outcomes for disaster victims. Dr. Davis will be joined by Drs. Simona Goldin and Evan Johnson. Davis said, … Read more

Remembering Pete Andrews

May 14, 2024

In May, the Department of Public Policy lost esteemed colleague Professor Emeritus Richard N. L. “Pete” Andrews, a faculty member in the department since 1981. A pillar of the university and leading scholar on environmental policy, Andrews embodied the interdisciplinarity … Read more

Commencement 2024 this Sunday, May 12th

May 9, 2024

Majors in Public Policy, Political Science, Sociology, and Management & Society Sunday, May 12, 2024 from 11:00am-1:00pm Carmichael Arena For more information visit:    

Iheoma Iruka, Danielle Allen, and TK Musa Win Paper of the Year

April 15, 2024

Public Policy Graduate Student TK Musa, Researcher Danielle Allen, and Research Professor Iheoma Iruka have been selected as the recipients of this year’s Best Article Award for Theory into Practice for their paper, “African Centered Education (ACE): Strategies to Advance … Read more

PRG Talk on Apr 12

April 11, 2024

The Policy Research Group is excited to welcome Dr. Nathan Chan to Chapel Hill on April 12th! Dr. Nathan Chan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The talk, entitled, “Who … Read more