Public Policy Lab News

The Public Policy Lab is an intellectual home for researchers who study public policies and the social processes relevant to their development and consequences. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the non-partisan Lab provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of contemporary policy issues, research support for faculty and student scholarship and a mechanism to disseminate participants’ research findings.

PPL Director Judith A. Levine spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about new poverty statistics for Philadelphia. Read the full article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Poverty in Philadelphia dipped in 2019, while income edged up slightly, before the coronavirus rearranged our lives

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The Public Policy Lab (PPL) is pleased to announce its cohort of fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year. PPL Fellows will develop their policy-oriented research projects in an interdisciplinary community of scholars. PPL solicited applicants for three different fellowships and received numerous submissions from across CLA.

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The College of Liberal Arts’ Public Policy Lab proudly hosted a series of panels during its daylong inaugural symposium. Capping off the day’s events was a keynote presentation about evictions from Princeton University Professor Matthew Desmond.

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CLA Public Policy Lab Director Judith Levine spoke about how poverty research can be turned into meaningful practice at the 2019 Prosperity Symposium. Here’s how Dr. Levine and her fellow panelists recommended Philadelphia make progress on the issue.

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Dean Richard Deeg of The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Temple University has announced the creation of a new Public Policy Lab (PPL), a center for researchers who study public policies and the social processes relevant to their development and consequences.