LBJ School Professor Carolyn Heinrich specializes in designing and implementing rigorous evaluations of government programs and policy innovations. As important as the “nuts and bolts” of this work is, it is not often heralded by major political leaders. However, South African President Jacob Zuma recently trumpeted the findings of a study for which Heinrich was one of two principle investigators leading a large, multinational research team. Heinrich undertook a multi-year analysis of South Africa’s Child Support Grant (CSG) program from 2009 to 2012 using a variety of approaches. The program provides cash transfers to caregivers of children and adolescents in poverty.Read more
Professors David Warner and Sam Richardson, along with 17 LBJ School students, are spending their school year examining the technical details of the ACA and the specific ways in which Texas is rolling it out. The research is part of a larger, 29-state research project organized by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government and the Fels Institute of Government.Read more
Cynthia Osborne, the Director of the Child and Family Research Partnership and an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School, has been elected to a four-year term on the Policy Council of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).Read more
The Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA) is the highest honor the LBJ School of Public Affairs bestows on its graduates and is reserved for those who go above and beyond in their leadership commitment to public service. This year, the LBJ School is pleased to announce David Berteau (MPAff ’81) as the recipient of the 2013 DPSA.Read more
Students looking to gain a wider audience for their research can submit it to the LBJ Journal, one of the oldest student-run public policy journals in the nation. Starting this year, the LBJ Journal will be published exclusively as an e-journal at http://www.lbjjournal.com/.Read more
Amid growing public frustration over congressional gridlock, a LBJ School new report is recommending a number of reforms with the goal of improving congressional procedures and encouraging compromise.
“‘Reclamation of the U.S. Congress’ goes beyond merely restating contemporary dissatisfactions with Washington to provide a detailed analysis of potential congressional reform proposals — both in terms of historical context and in recognition of contemporary political influences,” said Clinical Professor Angela Evans, who led the project for the LBJ School and, before that, spent 30 years at the Congressional Research Service where she served as deputy director.Read more
The LBJ School of Public Affairs is celebrating the launch of the redesigned Baines Report as the School’s officially sponsored, student-led policy opinion publication.
The new webpage has a streamlined layout and an enhanced focus on social and digital media. The Baines Report now publishes opinion pieces, blogs and podcasts.Read more
On Nov. 19, 2013 , the LBJ School will present “Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ School Research,” honoring faculty and students who have published and edited books, articles and policy research reports over the past year. The event will take place in the LBJ School first floor lobby from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.Read more
The LBJ Presidential Library is holding an essay contest for Texas 12th graders to mark the Civil Rights Act of 1964 signed by President Johnson almost 50 years ago.Read more