Markets and Patrons: How social-service providers get their funds

On May 18, Nicole Marwell, an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, discussed her study of the New York City nonprofit sector’s provision of social services, in the penultimate talk of the 2015-2016 Evans School Research Seminar Series.

Marwell and her colleagues, Erez Marantz and Delia Baldassarri, think that “nonprofits serve as the fulcrum between voters and elected officials,” and wanted to learn what...

Dr. Constance Rice (MPA '70) to Speak at Evans School’s 2016 Convocation Ceremony

On June 9, Dr. Constance Williams Rice will offer more than words during her keynote address at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance Convocation; her distinguished career will offer the new graduates a nearly perfect model of public service. And, as a fellow Evans School graduate, Dr. Rice can welcome the Class of 2016 to an alumni community of more than 4,000.

“Constance Rice is the consummate citizen servant,” said Sandra O. Archibald, the Dean of the Evans School. “As an educator, nonprofit executive, leader and innovator, she represents the...

P3s & Government
Guiding Light: The Guide to Financial Literacy (Vol. 3): Public-Private Partnerships

When Evans School professor Justin Marlowe and the staff at Governing magazine first created a financial literacy resource for public officials, they had modest aims.

“If a few more state and local officials were better-versed after reading the ‘Guide to...

M.V. Lee Badgett Discusses Developing Public Intellectuals

On May 2, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Economics Professor M.V. Lee Badgett explained how professors can become public intellectuals and influential policy advisors, during an installment of the Evans School Research Seminar Series in the Denny Forum in Parrington Hall. The talk was based on her most recent book, “The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World.”

Prof. Badgett described three characteristics shared by successful advisors: they are good at “seeing...

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Seattle: Live, Learn, Thrive
Seattle is an exceptional place to live and learn. 

Not only is it a region of explosive growth, global trade, technological advancement, a thriving nonprofit community, and a long history of progressive government, but it's also a cultural metropolis surrounded by the unparalleled natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle offers a quality of life that is among the highest in the country, with beautiful lakes and parks, incredible walkability, bike lanes, farmers’ markets, a lively music and cultural scene, and...

Yanfang Su Looks at Impacts of Drug Policies in China

On April 25, Yanfang Su described the significant impact of China’s drug-price change on patients and hospitals, as part of the Evans School Research Seminar Series. Su, a policy consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, found that patients’ per-visit and per-drug expenses decreased after the Chinese government eliminated the standard 15-percent markup on prescription drugs. 

Su’s analysis of data from county hospitals (“Impact of China’s ‘Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs’ on patients, county hospital revenue and...

Robert Klitgaard Discusses "Deep Roots" of International Development

On April 20, University Professor at Claremont Graduate University Robert Klitgaard presented his research into the implications of geography, climate, and human genetic characteristics on international development outcomes. The talk (based on the paper “Development Given Geography, Climate, and Genes,” with Penn State University Professor Johannes Fedderke and Stanford University Professor Valerio Napolioni), urged academics to ponder how policies might take advantage of ongoing advances in genetic research. The talk was part of the Evans School Research Series.

Evans School Encourages You To #GiveBig



On May 3rd the Evans School is participating in the Seattle Foundations #GiveBig campaign, and highlighting the exceptional work of our students and alumni working in the Seattle nonprofit sector. The Evans School prepares leaders in the nonprofit sector through programs like our ...

Reich identifies flaws in foundations, offers significant solutions

On April 14, Rob Reich, professor of political science at Stanford University, delivered his talk, “Repugnant to the Whole Idea of Democracy? On the Role of Foundations in Democratic Societies,” as part of the Evans School Research Seminar Series.

After a brief look at foundations’ historical features (in the U.S., they have been recipients of a charitable contribution since only 1917), Professor Reich argued that foundations have three structural characteristics that make them threats to democratic...