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Global Conflict and Cooperation

February 11, 2022

UNC Public Policy research in this area includes challenges where the causes and consequences extend beyond the borders of any one country. Faculty study how effectively national governments, transnational organizations, and the institutions of global governance respond to these global … Continued

International Development Policy

February 11, 2022

UNC Public Policy research in this area explores the interplay between economics, politics, and human rights approaches in shaping development policy. Specific topics include: the household and community determinants of human capital investment; the impact of social programs and policies … Continued

Health Policy, Bioethics, and Human Rights

February 11, 2022

UNC Public Policy research in health policy— domestically and globally—includes a focus on mental health and substance abuse; maternal, reproductive, and infant health; AIDS and infectious disease control; environmental health; health insurance and managed care; and biomedical and behavioral research. … Continued

Social Policy and Inequality / Social Entrepreneurship

February 11, 2022

UNC Public Policy research focuses on the ways that social policies ameliorate or exacerbate disparities within and between groups. Specific research expertise includes the U.S. social safety-net policies, needs and outcomes for immigrant youth and their families, innovative policy incentives … Continued

Environment and Human Welfare

February 11, 2022

UNC Public Policy research in the area of environment and human welfare (including health) focuses on climate change, energy policy, and environmental and natural resource management policies in national, state and developing country contexts.

Education and Labor Markets

February 11, 2022

UNC Public Policy research in the area of education and labor markets focuses on evaluation of policies, programs, and schools in K–12 education, early childhood education, and postsecondary education. In addition, faculty interests include how educational policies affect inequality in … Continued

Business and Public Policy / Entrepreneurship and Innovation

February 11, 2022

UNC Public Policy’s goal in this area is to facilitate research and teaching at the intersection of business, government, and society. The technological, political, economic, and institutional environment of business creates challenges for policymakers and society. Globalization, the rise of … Continued