In the news: Fall 2020

Education and Racial Justice Expert Odis Johnson Joins Johns Hopkins

12/16/2020 – Originally published in JHU HUB. Read the full article here.

Odis Johnson, a leading researcher of social inequality in America and an expert in sociology and education, will join Johns Hopkins Jan. 1 as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of social policy and STEM equity…He has been appointed executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools and will join the steering committee of the 21st Century Cities Initiative.”

Flood mitigation projects help create jobs — report

12/9/2020 – Originally published in E&E News. Read the full article here.

“New research from Johns Hopkins University and the American Flood Coalition shows that robust public spending on flood mitigation creates tens of thousands of new jobs that could help the U.S. economy recover from one of its worst downturns in history.”

When playing favorites can hurt growth

12/7/2020 – Originally published in ScienceDaily. Read the full article here.

“…The study finds that when provincial political leaders have preexisting ties to city leaders, those cities are more likely to acquire new industrial parks — but those sites produce 5.2 percent less GDP per capita than their counterparts in other cities, which lack the same political connections but have stronger economic fundamentals.”

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