Graduate students launch new public policy journal
A new journal produced by Public Policy students, the Chicago Policy Review, debuted in November, providing a forum on policy issues for students, faculty and policy makers.
Among the contributors to the inaugural issue are V. Joseph Hotz, Professor in the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, who co-wrote "Cost and Consequences of Teenage Childbearing," and Norman Bradburn, the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in Psychology and the Harris School, who wrote "Watching the Polls: Elections, the Media and Polling." The issue also includes an interview with Robert Wright, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, by Doug Lauen, co-editor-in-chief of the journal.
The journal will be published twice a year. Its next issue, to be published in the spring, will focus on human capital.
Kathy Kim, Lauen's co-editor, said the journal will be distributed to Harris School alumni, Visiting Committee members, business and community leaders who have worked with the school, and policy makers nationwide.
Don Coursey, the Ameritech Professor and Dean of the Harris School, praised the students' efforts. "The Chicago Policy Review is an important contribution to the program at the Harris School and will provide a valuable link for us to the policy community in general," he said. "I commend the students for their hard work on this first issue."