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Policy Research Shop

Policy Research Shop subject of article at Governing magazine blog

We're happy to report that the Policy Research Shop work with policymakers in New Hampshire and Vermont has received another mention in the media.  You can read more of this article in Governing.

The Policy Research Shop is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) program.

This mention was also noted in a recent Dartmouth Now post.  You can find a list of the most recent Dartmouth Now posts that have the "Rockefeller Center" tag in our blog sidebar and on the "About the Center" page at the top of our blog.

PRS Students Testify Before the New Hampshire Commission for the Study of Business Taxes

Rockefeller Center’s Policy Research Shop students William M. Danaher '13, Katherine M. Schade '13 and Galen M. Pospisil '13 testify regarding their research on business tax practices before the New Hampshire Business Tax Commission.

On February 18, 2011, three students from the Rockefeller Center's Policy Research Shop testified before the New Hampshire Commission for the Study of Business Taxes. The Commission is comprised of seven NH State Legislators and private citizens who have expertise in finance, accounting, and/or business. The PRS students, William Danaher '13, Katherine Schade '13, and Galen Pospisil ‘13 presented their findings about New Hampshire's business tax climate and the connections between different tax structures and business growth.

Boston Globe Features Work of Dartmouth Students in Policy Research Shop

A recent Boston Globe online article features the work of The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center's Policy Research Shop.

PRS Students Testify Before Vermont Child Poverty Council

Three Dartmouth undergraduates from the Policy Research Shop of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center provided formal testimony to members of the Vermont Child Poverty Council on January 31, 2011 at the State Capitol Building in Montpelier, Vermont.  Eric Yang '14, Austin Major '14, and Jae Hyuk Chang '11 presented the findings of their research, which evaluated the accessibility of data necessary to track a series of benchmarks created by the Council.

Professsors Shaiko and Samwick Attend DC Conference for FIPSE Awardees

Professors Ron Shaiko, associate director of the Center, and Andrew Samwick, director of the Rockefeller Center, traveled to Washington, DC in December for a conference hosted by the Department of Education for awardees in the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) program. The Center was notified in late September of its $750,000, three-year grant from FIPSE.  At the Washington, DC conference, Shaiko and Samwick learned that the Rockefeller Center was one of 38 awardees from a pool of 417 applications from colleges and universities across the nation.  Conference meetings provided information on federal regulations regarding the implementation of U.S. government-funded programs.  Samwick and Shaiko were joined by Virginia Reed, director of the Center for Program Design and Evaluation at Dartmouth. Reed will serve as the lead program evaluator during the three-year grant period.


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Rocky's Policy Research Shop (PRS) has made headlines lately with the announcement of a new $750,000 federal grant.  Here's how you can get started:

Policy Research Shop Receives $750,000 Federal Grant

We are excited to share that the Policy Research Shop (PRS) has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to continue doing what it does best: helping undergraduates apply what they learn in the classroom to the real world of public policymaking.

You can read more of the announcement at Dartmouth Now.

Rockefeller Center Provides Research about Poverty in Vermont to VT Child Poverty Council

On September 9, 2010, Travis Blalock '12 of the Policy Research Shop (PRS) gave testimony before the Vermont Child Poverty Council at the State House in Montpelier, VT. The Council, chaired by Rep. Ann Pugh and Sen. Douglas Racine, is a working group composed of legislators, non profit leaders, and representatives from executive agencies who deal with child poverty issues in Vermont. The presentation was mentioned in a recent post on the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition web site.

One Voice: PRS Students host New Hampshire/Vermont Conference on Homelessness

 Four Dartmouth students working in the Policy Research Shop convened a day-long conference, "One Voice: A Conference and Discussion on Homeless Shelters in New Hampshire and Vermont," for more than two dozen homeless shelter executive directors and state officials from New Hampshire and Vermont on Monday, May 24, 2010. The PRS students—Margaret Goldstein '10, Nickolas Barber '10, Kelsey Clark '11 and Nina Brekelmans '12—shared their analysis of the ways in which homeless shelters care for their guests in New Hampshire and Vermont based on the research they had conducted during the previous six months.


Kelsey Clark '11 presents research findings as Nina Brekelmans '12 and Nick Barber '10 look on.

The Policy Research Shop is a program that provides valuable, non-partisan research to policymakers on critical issues facing New Hampshire and Vermont. PRS students presented their findings on how homeless individuals are cared for in the two states and helped craft guidelines for coordination and best practices among homeless shelters.





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