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Department of Public Administration and Policy


Hardhat lying down on city street.

Why are Men Disappearing from the American Workforce?

Sandra Black, professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Obama Administration Council of Economic Advisers, spoke at an event hosted by SPA about this trend and the possible explanations behind it.

Sad, hungry poor little girl and her mother sit on the floor in their home kitchen.

When the Cupboard is Bare

According to a new study published in the journal Children and Youth Services Review, children are at risk for food insecurity in communities across the income spectrum.

From left to right: Dan Fiorino, Felicia Marcus, William K. Reilly, Mindy Lubber, Bob Perciasepe, and Barbara Romzek.

Environmental Champions Honored at 2016 Reilly Awards

The Center for Environmental Policy at SPA honored Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres, and Bob Perciasepe, President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, with the 2016 William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership.