Metropolitan Policy Center Publications

Part of MPC's mission is to cultivate innovative cross-disciplinary metropolitan and urban research that helps to improve people's lives and public policy. We've accomplished this again and again by producing numerous publications with our findings. In the four years that we've been around, we've published 7 books and 50+ articles, completed 4 projects, and presented in over 115 countries & locations.


DC Area Survey

DC Area Survey

Studying neighborhood and resident well-being in the Washington, DC (DC) metropolitan area.

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Road Map Initiative

The Roadmap Initiative

Mapping the way to the Washington region's economic future.

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Walkability Policy Brief Chart

Walkability Preference Policy Brief

A roundtable discussion about the "walkability preference" proposal put forward by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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Hyra, Derek, Moulden, Dominic, Fullilove, Mindy, Weted, Carley. 2019. "A Method for Making the Just City: Housing, Gentrification, and Health." Housing Policy Debate, 29(3), 421-431.

Hyra, Derek. 2016. "The US Great Recession: Exploring Its Association with Black Neighborhood Rise, Decline and Recovery." Urban Geography.

Hyra, Derek. 2016. "Commentary: Causes and Consequences of Gentrification and the Future of Equitable Development Policy." Cityscape, 18(3), 171-179.

Hyra, Derek. 2015. "Advancing the Future Urban Discourse." City & Community, 14(3), 254-257.

Hyra, Derek. 2015. "The Back-to-the-City Movement: Neighbourhood Redevelopment and Process of Political and Cultural Displacement." Urban Studies.

Hyra, Derek. 2015. "Greasing the Wheels of Integration: Housing and Beyond in Mixed-Income, Mixed-Race Neighborhoods." Housing Policy Debate, 25(4), 785-788.

Hyra, Derek. 2015. "The Obama Administration's Place-Based Initiatives: Why Not Include Small Business Lending Components? Journal of Urban Affairs.

Hyra, Derek and Meghan Doughty. 2015. "SBA Lending: Equity and Efficiency Challenges." White paper commissioned by the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders.

Hyra, Derek and Ellen Harpel. 2015. "Growth Opportunities and Constraints: Perspectives from CEOs and High-Ranking Executives." The Roadmap for the Washington Region's Economic Future.

Hyra, Derek and Jocelyn Johnston, Bradley Hardy, and Meghan Doughty. 2015. "A State and Local Level Economic Development Policy Gap Analysis." The Roadmap for the Washington Region's Economic Future.

Hyra, D. and J. Rugh. 2016. "The US Great Recession: Exploring Its Association with Black Neighborhood Rise, Decline and Recovery." Urban Geography, 37(5), 700-726.


  • Development of a Neighborhood Walkability Index for Studying Neighborhood Physical Activity Contexts in Communities Across the U.S. Over the Past Three Decades
    Andrew G. Rundle, Yu Chen, James W. Quinn, Neloufar Rahai, Katherine Bartley, Stephen J. Mooney, Michael D. M. Bader, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Gina S. Lovasi, and Kathryn M. Neckerman. Journal of Urban Health. .  details
  • Talk at the Playground: The Neighborhood Context for School Choice
    Michael D. M. Bader, Annette Lareau, and Shani A. Evans. City & Community. . details


  • Using Universal Kriging to Improve Neighborhood Physical Disorder measurement.
    Stephen J. Mooney, Michael D. M. Bader, Gina S. Lovasi, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Andrew G. Rundle, and Julien O. Teitler. Sociological Methods and Research. . details
  • The Promise, Practicalities, and Perils of Virtually Auditing Neighborhoods Using Google Street View
    Michael D. M. Bader, Stephen Mooney, Blake Bennett, and Andrew Rundle. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 669(1):18-40. details


  • The Fragmented Evolution of Racial Integration since the Civil Rights Movement
    Michael D. M. Bader and Siri Warkentien. Sociological Science. 3:135-166.  details
  • Use of Google Street View to Assess Environmental Contributions to Pedestrian Injury
    Stephen J. Mooney, Charles J. DiMaggio, Gina S. Lovasi, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Michael D. M. Bader, Julien O. Teitler, Daniel Sheehan, Darby Jack, and Andrew G. Rundle. American Journal of Public Health. 106(3):462-469.  details
  • Protecting Personally Identifiable Information When Using Online Geographic Tools for Public Health Research
    Michael D. M. Bader, Stephen Mooney, and Andrew G. Rundle. American Journal of Public Health. 106(2):206-208.  details
  • Realizing Racial and Ethnic Neighborhood Preferences? Exploring the Mismatches Between What People Want, Where They Search, and Where They Live
    Esther Havekes, Michael Bader, and Maria Krysan. Population Research and Policy Review. 35:101-126.  details


  • Community Attraction and Avoidance in Chicago What's Race Got to Do with It?
    Michael D. M. Bader and Maria Krysan. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 660(1):261-281.  details
  • Development and Deployment of the Computer Assisted Neighborhood Visual Assessment System (CANVAS) to Measure Health-Related Neighborhood Conditions
    Michael D. M. Bader, Stephen J. Mooney, Yeonjin Lee, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Andrew G. Rundle, and Julien O. Teitler. Health & Place. 31:163-172.  details


  • Validity of an Ecometric Neighborhood Physical Disorder Measure Constructed by Virtual Street Audit
    Stephen J. Mooney, Michael D. M. Bader, Gina S. Lovasi, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Julien O. Teitler, and Andrew G. Rundle. American Journal of Epidemiology.180(6):626-635.  details
  • Creating Measures of Theoretically Relevant Neighborhood Attributes at Multiple Spatial Scales
    Michael D. M. Bader and Jennifer A. Ailshire. Sociological Methodology. 44(1):322-368.  details
  • Comparing Nutrition Environments in Bodegas and Fast-Food Restaurants
    Kathryn M. Neckerman, Laszlo Lovasi, Paulette Yousefzadeh, Daniel Sheehan, Karla Milinkovic, Aileen Baecker, Michael D. M. Bader, Christopher Weiss, Gina S. Lovasi, and Andrew Rundle. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 114(4):595-602.  details


  • More Neighborhood Retail Associated with Lower Obesity among New York City Public High School Students
    Michael D. M. Bader, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Darby Jack, Christopher Weiss, Catherine Richards, James W. Quinn, Gina S. Lovasi, Kathryn M. Neckerman, and Andrew G. Rundle. Health & Place. 23:104-110.  details
  • Neighbourhood Food Environments and Body Mass Index among New York City Adults
    James Stark, Kathryn Neckerman, Gina Lovasi, Kevin Konty, James Quinn, Peter Arno, Deborah Viola, Tiffany Harris, Christopher Weiss, Michael D. M. Bader, and Andrew Rundle. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 67(9):736-742. details
  • Socio-economic status, neighbourhood food environments and consumption of fruits and vegetables in New York City
    Darby Jack, Kathryn Neckerman, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Gina S. Lovasi, James Quinn, Catherine Richards, Michael Bader, Christopher Weiss, Kevin Konty, Peter Arno, Deborah Viola, Bonnie Kerker, and Andrew Rundle. Public Health Nutrition.16(7):1197-1205.  details
  • Length of Residence and Social Integration: The Contingent Effects of Neighborhood Poverty
    Danya Keene, Michael Bader, and Jennifer Ailshire. Health & Place. 21:171-178. details
  • Associations Between Body Mass Index and Park Proximity, Size, Cleanliness, and Recreational Facilities
    Andrew Rundle, James Quinn, Gina Lovasi, Michael D. M. Bader, Paulette Yousefzadeh, Christopher Weiss, and Kathryn Neckerman. American Journal of Health Promotion. 27(4):262-269.  details


  • Individual- and School-Level Sociodemographic Predictors of Obesity Among New York City Public School Children
    Andrew Rundle, Catherine Richards, Michael D. M. Bader, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Karen K. Lee, James Quinn, Gina S. Lovasi, Christopher Weiss, and Kathryn Neckerman. American Journal of Epidemiology. 176(11):986-994.  details
  • Body Mass Index, Safety Hazards, and Neighborhood Attractiveness
    Gina S. Lovasi, Michael D. M. Bader, James Quinn, Kathryn Neckerman, Christopher Weiss, and Andrew Rundle. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 43(4):378-384. details
  • Neighborhood Walkability and Active Travel (Walking and Cycling) in New York City
    Lance Freeman, Kathryn Neckerman, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Catherine Richards, Michael Bader, Darby Jack, Gina Lovasi, Christopher Weiss, Kevin Konty, Peter Arno, Deborah Viola, Bonnie Kerker, and Andrew Rundle. Journal of Urban Health. . details
  • Retail Grocery Store Marketing Strategies and Obesity: An Integrative Review
    Karen Glanz, Michael D. M. Bader, and Shally Iyer. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 42(5):503-512.  details


  • Reassessing Residential Preferences for Redevelopment
    Michael D. M. Bader. City & Community. 10(3):311-337.  details
  • Local Racial Residential Segregation and Low Birth Weight in Michigan Cities
    Michelle L.P. Debbink and Michael D. M. Bader. American Journal of Public Health.101(9):1714-1720.  details
  • Reconsidering Access: Park Facilities and Neighborhood Disamenities in New York City
    Christopher Weiss, Marnie Purciel, Michael Bader, James W. Quinn, Gina Lovasi, Kathryn M. Neckerman, and Andrew G. Rundle. Journal of Urban Health. 88(2):297-310.  details
  • Using Google Street View to Audit Neighborhood Environments
    Andrew Rundle, Michael D. M. Bader, Catherine Richards, Kathryn M. Neckerman, and Julien O. Teitler. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 40(1):94-100.  details


  • Disparities in Neighborhood Food Environments: Implications of Measurement Strategies
    Michael D. M. Bader, Marnie Purciel, Paulette Yousefzadeh, and Kathryn M. Neckerman. Economic Geography. 86(4):409-430.  details
  • Using Google Earth to Conduct a Neighborhood Audit: Reliability of a Virtual Audit Instrument
    Philippa Clarke, Jennifer A. Ailshire, Robert Melendez, Michael D. M. Bader, and Jeffrey D. Morenoff. Health & Place. 16(6):1224-1229.  details
  • Disparities in the Food Environment of New York City Public Schools
    Kathryn M. Neckerman, Michael D. M. Bader, Catherine Richards, Marnie Purciel, James W. Quinn, Julie Simon Thomas, Caitlin Warbelow, Christopher Weiss, Gina S. Lovasi, and Andrew Rundle. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 39(3):195-202.  details
  • Measurement of the Local Food Environment: A Comparison of Existing Data Sources
    Michael D. M. Bader, Jennifer A. Ailshire, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, and James S. House.American Journal of Epidemiology. 171(5):609-617.  details


  • Creating and Validating GIS Measures of Urban Design for Health Research
    Marnie Purciel, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Gina S. Lovasi, James W. Quinn, Christopher Weiss, Michael D. M. Bader, Reid Ewing, and Andrew Rundle. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 29(4):457-466.  details
  • Racial Blind Spots: Black-White-Latino Differences in Community Knowledge
    Maria Krysan and Michael D. M. Bader. Social Problems. 56(4):677-701.  details


  • Mobility Disability and the Built Environment
    Philippa Clarke, Jennifer A. Ailshire, Michael Bader, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, and James S. House. American Journal of Epidemiology. 168(5):506-513.  details


  • Perceiving the Metropolis: Seeing the City Through a Prism of Race
    Maria Krysan and Michael Bader. Social Forces. 86(2):699-733.  details

In Preparation

  • Inaction as the Negative Space of Social Action
    Michael D. M. Bader.

June 10, 2019. "The contradiction at the heart of immigration restriction," The Washington Post.


2018 Smith, Curtis and Ernesto Castañeda. “Improving Homeless Point-In-Time Counts: Uncovering the Marginally Housed.” Social Currents. Online first.


2018 Castañeda, Ernesto; Casey Chiappetta,* Laura Guerrero, and Alma Hernández*. “Empowerment through Work: The Cases of Low Skilled Women and Individuals with Disabilities in the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Disability and Society. Online first.


2018 Díaz-Cepeda, Luis Rubén, and Ernesto Castañeda. “Motivations and Activist Typologies: Core Activists in Ciudad Juarez.” Interface: a journal for and about social movements. Forthcoming.


2018 Walsh-Russo, Cecelia and Ernesto Castañeda. “Charles Tilly.” Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology. Ed. Lynette Spillman. New York: Oxford University Press, September 25.


2017 Kara Andrade,* Ernesto Castañeda, and Luis Rubén Díaz-Cepeda. “Interview with Activist Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco.” Interface: a journal for and about social movements. Volume 9, Number 1, pp. 590-600.


2017 Loza, Oralia, Ernesto Castañeda, and Brian Diedrich.* “Substance Use by Immigrant Generation in a U.S.-Mexico Border City.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Volume 19, Number 5, pp. 1132-1139.


2014. Siorda, Carlos, Curtis Smith, and Ernesto Castañeda. “A Geographically-aware Multilevel Analysis on the Association between Atmospheric Temperature and the Emergency and Transitional Shelter Population.” Human Geographies. Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 5-16 (lead article). (accessible via )(or open access here)


2014. Castañeda, Ernesto, Jonathan Klassen, and Curtis Smith. “Disparities in Hispanic and non-Hispanic Homeless Populations in the El Paso, Texas.” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. Volume 36, Number 4, pp 488-505. (published paper here)

2014 Castañeda, Ernesto, Maria Cristina Morales, and Olga Ochoa. “Transnational Behavior in Comparative Perspective: The Relationship between Immigrant Integration and Transnationalism in New York, El Paso, and Paris.” Comparative Migration Studies. Volume 2, Number 3, pp. 305-334.(paper here)

2014. Castañeda, Ernesto and Lesley Buck. “A Family of Strangers: Transnational Parenting and the Consequences of Family Separation due to Undocumented Migration.” Hidden Lives and Human Rights in America: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration. Edited by Lois Ann Lorentzen. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. (draft chapter here


2014. Castañeda, Ernesto. “The Socially Polysemantic Border: Positionality and the Meaning of the Fence.” The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies. Number 8. (paper here)

 2013.* Mata, Holly, Maria Flores, Ernesto Castañeda, William Medina-Jerez, Josue Lachica, Curtis Smith, and Hector Olvera. “Health, Hope, and Human Development: Building Capacity in Public Housing Communities on the U.S.–Mexico border.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Volume 24, Number 4, pp. 1432-1439. (paper here)

 2013. Castañeda, Ernesto. “Living in Limbo: Transnational Households, Remittances and Development.”International Migration 51: e13–e35. (paper here)

2013. Josué Lachica, Ernesto Castañeda and Yolanda McDonald. “Poverty, Place, and Health along the US-Mexico Border.” Poverty and Health: A Crisis among America’s Most Vulnerable. Edited by Kevin Fitzpatrick. Volume 2, Chapter 5, pp. 87-104. Goleta, CA: ABC-CLIO. (draft chapter here


2012. Castañeda, Ernesto. “The Indignados of Spain: A Precedent to Occupy Wall Street” Special Issue on 'Occupy' Social Movement Studies. Volume 11, Nos. 3-4, pp. 309-319.

2012. Smith, Curtis, Ernesto Castañeda, and Josiah McC. Heyman. “The Homeless and Occupy El Paso: Creating Community among the 99%.” Special Issue on 'Occupy' Social Movement Studies. Volume 11, Nos. 3-4, pp. 356-366. 



Castañeda, Ernesto. 2012. “Urban Citizenship in New York, Paris, and Barcelona: Immigrant Organizations and the Right to Inhabit the City.” Remaking Urban Citizenship: Organizations, Institutions, and the Right to the City. Comparative Urban and Community Research Volume 10. Edited by Michael Peter Smith and Michael McQuarrie. Chapter 4. pp. 57-78. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. (Chapter here)


Castañeda, Ernesto. 2012. "Places of Stigma: Ghettos, Barrios, and Banlieues" in The Ghetto:Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies (Editors) Ray Hutchison and Bruce D. Haynes. Boulder, CO. Westview Press (link to press) (link to chapter

Castañeda, Ernesto with Lesley Buck. 2011. “Remittances, Transnational Parenting, and the Children Left Behind: Economic and Psychological Implications.” The Latin Americanist Volume 55, Issue 4 pp. 85-110 (go here for published version with limited access for university libraries, etc.) (link to paper pre-print version)

Castañeda, Ernesto. 2009. “Charles Tilly: Connecting Large Scale Social Change and Personal Narrative.”Sociological Research Online. Special Issue on Charles Tilly. Volume 14, Issue 5. 

September 24, 2015. “Getting to Know Them.” Gregg Sangillo. College News. American University.

After the Peace: Loyalist Paramilitaries in Post-accord Northern Ireland, Cornell University Press, 2007.

"The Role of Protestant Missionaries in Mexico's Indigenous Awakening." Bulletin of Latin American Research, 2007.

"The Geography of Loyalist Paramilitary Feuding in Belfast." Space and Polity, 2006, with Peter Shirlow.

"Fine-tuning, Standing Firm, 'Fessing Up." ACME, 2004.

"The Religious Right Reacts to Globalization." In Gods, Guns, and Globalization: Religious Radicalism and International Political Economy, M. Tétreault and R. Denemark, eds. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2004.

"Mainstreaming the Militia." Spaces of Hate and Intolerance in the United States of America, C. Flint, ed. London: Routledge, 2004

"Workers on the Fault Line: Engaging the Militia Movement." Left Turn 2004, with Matthew Bowles.

On the Fault Line: Race, Class, and the American Patriot Movement, Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.

"Teaching about Political Violence: A Primer on Representation." Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2003.

Grier, Sonya. 2015. "A Tale of Two Urbanicities: Adolescent Alcohol and Cigarette Consumption in High and Low-Poverty Urban Neighborhoods." Journal of Business Research.

Davis, B. and S. A. Grier, (Forthcoming) “A Tale Of Two Urbanicities: Exploring Adolescent Alcohol And Cigarette Consumption In Low Versus High-Poverty Urban Neighborhoods, Journal of Business Research, special issue on Problem Gambling, Drinking or Smoking: Advancing Theory and Evidence. Adeigbe, R.T., S. Baldwin, K. J. Gallion, S. A., Grier, and A.G. Ramirez (Forthcoming) “Food and Beverage Marketing to Latinos: A Systematic Literature Review, “ Health Education and Behavior. DiSantis, K. I.,S. A., Grier, J. M. Oakes, & S. K. Kumanyika (2014). “Food Prices and Food Shopping Decisions of Black Women,” Appetite, 77, 106-114. Brumbaugh, A. and S. A. Grier (2013), “Agents of Change: A Scale to Identify Diversity Seekers," Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 32:2, 144-155. Sonya A. Grier, Curriculum Vitae Page 4 of 22 Grier S.A. and B. Davis (2013), “Are All Proximity Effects Created Equal? Fast Food near Schools and Body Weight among Diverse Adolescents,” Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 32:1, 116- 128. Kemp, E., M. Bui and S. A. Grier (2013), “When Food is More Than Nutrition: Understanding Emotional Eating and Overconsumption,” Journal of Consumer Behavior, 12:3, 204-213. DiSantis, K.I., S. A. Grier, A. Odoms-Young, M.L. Baskin, L. Carter-Edwards, D.R. Young, V. Lassiter, S. and K. Kumanyika (2013), “What "Price" Means When Buying Food: Insights From a Multi-Site Qualitative Study with Black Americans,” American Journal of Public Health, 103:3, 516-522. Johnson, G.D. and S. A. Grier (2013), “Understanding the influence of Cross-Cultural Consumerto-Consumer Interaction on Consumer Service Satisfaction,” Journal of Business Research, 66:3, 306-313. Johnson, G.D. and S. A. Grier (2012), “What about the Intended Consequences?” Examining the Effects Of Race-Stereotyped Portrayals On Advertising Effectiveness,” Journal of Advertising, 41:3 (Fall), 95–110. Winner, 2012 Journal of Advertising Best Article award Bradford, T.W., S. A. Grier, and G.R .Henderson (2012), “Gifts and Gifting in Online Communities,” Research in Consumer Behaviour, 14, 29-46. Kumanyika, S.K., W.C. Taylor, S. A. Grier, V. Lassiter, K. Lancaster, C.B. Morssink and A. Renzaho (2012), “Community Energy Balance: A Framework for Contextualizing Cultural Influences on High Risk of Obesity in Ethnic Minority Populations,” Preventive Medicine, 55:5 (November), 371-381. Montgomery, Kathryn C., J. Chester, S. A. Grier, and L. Dorfman, (2012), “The New Threat of Digital Marketing,” Pediatric Clinics of North America, 59 (June), p 559-675. Huang, S.H., E. P. Parks, S.K. Kumanyika, S. A. Grier, J. Shults, V.A. Stallings, and N. Stettler (2012), "Child-Feeding Practices Among Chinese-American and Non-Hispanic White Caregivers," Appetite, 58:3, (June), 922–927. Grier, S. A. and G.D. Johnson (2011), “Alisha in Obesity-land: Is Food Marketing the Mad Hatter?” International Journal of Case Studies in Management, 9:4 (November), 1-26. Winner, “Dark Side IX” Case-Writing Competition, Academy of Management Reprinted in (2013). The Dark Side 2: Critical Cases on the Downside of Management, Eds. Pauline Fatien Diochon, chapter 13. Johnson, G.D., S. A. Grier (2011), “Targeting Without Alienating: Multicultural Advertising and the Subtleties of Targeted Advertising”, International Journal of Advertising, 30:2, 233-258. Kemp, E., M. Bui and S. A. Grier (2011), “Eating Their Feelings: Examining Emotional Eating in AtRisk Groups in the United States”, Journal of Consumer Policy, 34:2 (June), 211-229. Block, L.G., S. A. Grier, T.L. Childers, B. Davis, J. Ebert, S. Kumanyika, R.N. Laczniak, J.E. Machin, C.M. Motley, L. Peracchio, S. Pettigrew, M. Scott and M.N.G. Van Ginkel Bieshaar Sonya A. Grier, Curriculum Vitae Page 5 of 22 (2011), “From Nutrients to Nurturance: A Conceptual Introduction to Food Well-being,” Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Special Issue, Transformative Consumer Research, 30:1, 5-13. Winner, the Thomas C. Kinnear, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Best Paper Award Magid, K. and S. A. Grier (2010), “The Food Mail Program: When Figs Fly - Dispatching Access and Affordability To Healthy Food,” Social Marketing Quarterly, 16:3 (September), 78-95. Johnson, G.D. S. A. Grier and R. Elliot (2010), “Conceptualizing Multicultural Advertising in the “New” South Africa”, Journal of Global Marketing, 23 (June), 189-207. Grier, S. A. and S.K. Kumanyika (2010), “Targeted Marketing and Public Health,” Annual Review of Public Health, 31 (April), 349-369. Hillier, A., B.L. Cole, T.E. Smith, A.K. Yancey, J.D. Williams, S. A. Grier and W.J. McCarthy (2009), "Clustering of Unhealthy Outdoor Advertisements Around Child-Serving Institutions: A Comparison Of Three Cities,” Health & Place, 15:4 (December), 935-945. Yancey, A.K., B.L. Cole, R.V. Brown, J.D. Williams, A. Hillier, R. Kline, M. Ashe, S. A. Grier, D. Backman, and W. J. McCarthy (2009), “A Cross-Sectional Prevalence Study of EthnicallyTargeted and General Audience Outdoor Obesity-Related Advertising,” The Milbank Quarterly, 87:1, 155-184. Barg, F.K. and S. A. Grier (2008), "Enhancing Breast Cancer Communications: A Cultural Models Approach," International Journal of Research in Marketing, Special Issue on Marketing and Health, 25:4 (December), 335-342. Grier, S. A. and S.K. Kumanyika (2008), “The Context for Choice: Health Implications of Targeted Food and Beverage Marketing to African-Americans,” American Journal of Public Health, 98:9 (September), 1616-1629. Williams, C.T., S. A. Grier and A.S. Marks (2008), “Coming to Town”: The Impact of Urbanicity, Cigarette Advertising and Network Norms on the Smoking Attitudes of Black Women in Cape Town,” Journal of Urban Health, Special Issue on Corporations and Public Health, 85:4 (July), 472-485. Grier, S. A., J.L. Mensinger, S.H. Huang, S.K. Kumanyika and N. Stettler (2007), “Fast Food Marketing and Children’s Fast Food Consumption: Exploring Parental Influences in an Ethnically Diverse Sample,” Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 26:2 (Fall), 221-235. Grier, S. A. and A. Brumbaugh (2007), “Compared To Whom? The Impact Of Status On Third Person Effects In Advertising Persuasion In A South African Context,” Journal of Consumer Behavior, 6:1 (February), 5-18. Mehrotra, A., S. A. Grier, and R. A. Dudley (2006), “The Relationship Between Health Plan Advertising and Market Incentives: Evidence of Risk Selective Behavior,” Health Affairs, 25:3 (May/June), 759-765. Grier, S. A., A. Brumbaugh and C. Thornton (2006), “Crossover Dreams: Consumer Responses to Ethnic-Oriented Products,” Journal of Marketing, 70:2 (April), 35-51. Invited for presentation in special Journal of Marketing session, AMA Winter Educator’s Conference, , March 2006. Also featured on Association for Consumer Research (ACR) Website, June 2006. Brumbaugh, A. and S. A. Grier (2006), “Insights from a “Failed” Experiment: Directions for Pluralistic, Multiethnic Advertising Research,” Journal of Advertising, 35:3 (Fall). Sonya A. Grier, Curriculum Vitae Page 6 of 22 Kumanyika, SK.and S. A. Grier (2006), “Targeting Interventions for Ethnic Minority and Low Income Communities,” The Future of Children, 16:1, 187-207. Grier, S. A. and C. Bryant (2005), “Social Marketing and Public Health,” Annual Review of Public Health, 26, 319-339. Reprinted in Krishna, S.J., ed. (2007). Marketing for Social Change: Perspectives and Experiences, Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press, 89-116. Forehand, M. and S. A. Grier (2003), “When is Honesty the Best Policy? The Effect of Stated Company Intent on Consumer Skepticism,” Journal of Consumer Psychology, 13:3, 349–356. Crockett, D., S. A. Grier, and J. Williams (2003), “Coping with Marketplace Discrimination: An Exploration of the Experiences of Black Men,” Academy of Marketing Science Review, 4, 1-21. Reprinted in Taher, N. and S. Gopalan, eds. (2007), Marketplace Anthropology, Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press, 210-240. Grier, S. A. and R. Deshpande (2001), “Social Dimensions of Consumer Distinctiveness: The Influence of Social Status on Group Identity and Advertising Persuasion,” Journal of Marketing Research, 38:2 (May), 216-224. Grier, S. A. (2001), “The FTC Report on the Marketing of Violent Entertainment To Youth: Developing Policy Tuned Research,” Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 20:1 (Spring), 123-132. Grier, S. A. and A.L. McGill (2000), “How We Explain Depends on Who We Explain: The Impact of Social Category on the Selection of Causal Comparisons and Causal Explanations,” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 36:6, 545-566. Aaker, J., A. Brumbaugh, and S. A. Grier (2000), “Non-Target Market Effects and Viewer Distinctiveness: The Impact of Target Marketing on Attitudes,” Journal of Consumer Psychology, 9:3, 127-140. Grier, S. A. and A. Brumbaugh (1999), “Noticing Cultural Differences: Advertising Meanings Created by the Target and Non-Target Markets,” Journal of Advertising, 28:1 (Spring), 79-93. Williams, J., W. Qualls and S. A. Grier (1995), “Racially Exclusive Real Estate Advertising: Public Policy Implications,” Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 14:2, 225-244.

Hardy, Bradley L., Timothy Smeeding, and James P. Ziliak. 2018. “The Changing Safety Net for Low Income Parents and Their Children: Structural or Cyclical Changes in Income Support Policy?” Demography.

Andrews, Rodney, Marcus Casey, Bradley L. Hardy, and Trevon D. Logan. 2017. “Location Matters: Historical Racial Segregation and Intergenerational Mobility.” Economics Letters 158: 67-72.

Hardy, Bradley L. 2016. "Income Instability and the Response of the Safety Net." Contemporary Economic Policy 35(2): 312-330.

Brown-Robertson, LaTanya, Marcus Casey, Bradley Hardy, and Daniel Muhammad. 2016. "Does Does the EITC Buffer Against Neighborhood Transition? Evidence from Washington D.C.?" Forthcoming at the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings.

Hardy, Bradley L. 2014. “Childhood Income Volatility and Adult Outcomes.” Demography 51(5): 1641-1655.

Hardy, Bradley L., and James P. Ziliak. 2014. “Decomposing Rising Income Volatility:The ‘Wild Ride’ at the Top and Bottom.” Economic Inquiry 52(1): 459-476.

Hardy, Bradley L. 2012. “Black Female Earnings and Income Volatility.” The Review of Black Political Economy (39) 465-75.

Ziliak, James P., Bradley Hardy, and Christopher Bollinger. 2011. “Earnings Volatility in America: Evidence from Matched CPS.” Labour Economics 18(6) 742-754.

Ziliak, James P., Charles Hokayem, and Bradley Hardy. 2008. “Child Care Subsidies and the Economic Well-Being of Recipient Families: A Survey and Implications for Kentucky,” Technical Report to Kentucky Youth Advocates and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Hardy, Bradley, James P. Ziliak, and Charles Hokayem. 2008. “The economic impact of child care subsidies for Kentucky,” University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research Occasional Policy Brief No. 3.

Hardy, Bradley, Richard Kogan, and Arloc Sherman, and. 2005. “What Are The Effects of Cutting Domestic Appropriations Another Two Percent?,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Parrott, Sharon, Arloc Sherman, and Bradley Hardy. 2005. “House Budget Resolution Would Require Much Deeper Cuts In Key Low-Income Programs Than Senate Budget Plan: Depth and Breadth of Cuts a Key Issue in the Budget Resolution Conference,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Parrott, Sharon, Jim Horney, Isaac Shapiro, Ruth Carlitz, Bradley Hardy, and David Kamin. 2005. “Where Would the Cuts Be Made Under the President’s Budget? An Analysis of Reductions in Education, Human Services, Environment, and Community Development Programs,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Johnson, L. T. (Forthcoming). Modeling neighborhood violence: The systemic model and variable effects of social structure. Urban Affairs Review.

Johnson, L. T., & Kane, R. J. (2018). Deserts of disadvantage: The diffuse effects of structural disadvantage on violence in urban communitiesCrime and Delinquency, 64(2), 143-165.

“Contracting: Promise, Performance, Perils, Possibilities,” (forthcoming), with Barbara S. Romzek, in Robert F. Durant, Ed., The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy, Oxford University Press.

“Commentary on J. Edwin Benton, ‘Trends in Local Government Revenues: The Old, the New, and the Future’,” (forthcoming) proceedings from “The Changing Landscape of Local Public Revenues,” 2009 Land Policy Conference, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, May 31-June 2, 2009, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“American Exceptionalism, Human Resource Management, and The Contract State,” (2009), with Robert F. Durant and Amanda M. Girth, Review of Public Personnel Administration, 29, 3, September: 207-229

“Welfare Reform – a Devolution Success Story?” (2008), in Paul Posner and Timothy Conlan, eds., Intergovernmental Management For The 21st Century, sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution Press.

“Social Welfare Contracts as Networks: The Impact of Network Stability on Management and Performance,” (2008), with Barbara S. Romzek, Administration and Society, 40, 2, April: 115-146.

“State Social Services Contracting: Exploring Determinants of Effective Contract Accountability,” (2005), with Barbara S. Romzek, Public Administration Review, 65, 4, July/August.

“Traditional Contracts as Partnerships: Effective Accountability in Social Services Contracts in the American States," (2005), with Barbara S. Romzek, in Carsten Greve and Graeme Hodge, eds., The Challenge of Public-Private Partnerships- Learning from International Experience (Edward Elgar Publishing.)

“The Challenges of Contracting and Accountability across the Federal System: From Ambulances to Space Shuttles,” (2004), with Barbara S. Romzek and Curtis Wood, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 34, 3, Summer.

“The Impacts of School Finance Reform in Kansas: Equity is in the Eye of the Beholder,” (2004) with William Duncombe, in John Yinger, ed., Helping Children Left Behind: State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity, John Yinger (MIT Press).

“Contracting and Accountability: A Model of Effective Contracting Drawn from the U.S. Experience,” (2004) with Barbara S. Romzek, in Unbundled Government: A Critical Analysis of the Global Trend to Agencies, Quangos, and Contractualisation, Christopher Pollitt and Colin Talbot, eds. (London: Routledge).

Derelict Paradise: Homelessness and Urban Development in Cleveland, Ohio

"Story of a Minor Term: Racial Capitalism and Imaginaries of Black Masculinity from Colonialism to Crisis."

Morrissey, Taryn. 2016. "Child care and parental labor force participation: A review of the research." Review of Economics of the Household.

Morrissey, Taryn & Vinopal, K. (2018). "Center-based early care and education and children’s school readiness: Do impacts vary by neighborhood poverty?" Developmental Psychology, 54(4), 757-771.

Morrissey, Taryn & Vinopal, K. (2018). "Neighborhood poverty and children’s elementary school outcomes." Journal of Marriage and Family, 80(1), 182-197.

Lindo, J., Marcotte, D., Palmer, J. & Swensen, I. (2018). Any press is good press? The unanticipated effects of Title IX investigations on university outcomes. NBER Working Paper No. 24852

Ranganathan, Malini. 2014. " Paying for Water, Claiming Citizenship: Political Agency and Water Reforms at the Urban Periphery." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

Ranganathan, Malini. 2014. " Mafias in the Waterscape: Urban Informality and Everyday Public Authority in Bangalore." Water Alternatives.

Ranganathan, Malini. 2014. " High Tech and the Monsoon." Governing Urban Futures, London School of Economics and Political Science Urban Age Series.

Ranganathan, Malini. 2016. " Thinking with Flint: Racial Liberalism and the Roots of an American Water Tragedy." Capitalism Nature Socialism.

Ranganathan, Malini. 2015. " Storm Drains as Assemblages: The Political Ecology of Flood Risk in Post-Colonial Bangalore." Antipode.

Ranganathan, Malini. 2015. " Water Marginalization at the Urban Fringe: Environmental Justice and Political Ecology Across the North-South Divide." Urban Geography.