The UMBC School of Public Policy includes the master of public policy (MPP) and PhD degree programs, and the Maryland Institute for Public Policy and Analysis Research (MIPAR). Established after four decades of sustained growth, the School consists of nine full-time faculty, more than 30 affiliated faculty from the departments of economics, sociology, political science, and policy analysis. MIPAR, with $23 million in active research grants, links the analytical resources of the University with policymakers in the state and region, conducting opinion research, policy analyses, and program evaluations on a variety of topics. MIPAR activities are supported by federal, state, and local governmental agencies, foundations, and corporations.

Recent Submissions

  • Should Antitrust Go Beyond “Antitrust”? 

    Brennan, Timothy J. (Sage, 2018)
    Numerous observers, from all sides of the political spectrum, have proposed alternatives to economic efficiency as objectives for antitrust enforcement and decisions. A list includes fairness, inequality, labor share of ...
  • Digital Atlas of Megalopolis 

    Short, John Rennie
  • Surveying the American West 

    Short, John Rennie (Originally published by: Andromeda Oxford Ltd, 2003)
  • New infrastructure spending demands new thinking, oversight 

    Short, John Rennie (Originally published by: The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2008-12-16)
  • Metropolitan USA: Evidence from the 2010 Census 

    Short, John Rennie (Originally published by: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012-04-14)
    I will review the major changes in the distribution of the metropolitan population of the United States (US), as revealed by the 2010 data recently released by the US Census. These data allow us to track recent changes and ...
  • Japan’s claim over Dokdo reflects its colonial mentality 

    Short, John Rennie (Originally published by: The Korea Times, 2008-09-01)
    In this essay, I want to look at the related issues regarding the debate over the naming of the East Sea/Sea of Japan and the territorial claim over Dokdo islets. Both issues, in their different ways, represent a colonial ...
  • Homeownership: the sacred cow of US housing policy. 

    Short, John Rennie (Originally published by: The Baltimore Sun, 2007-09-04)
  • Megalopolis: Trends and Prospects 

    Short, John Rennie (Originally published by: pre-publication manuscript, 2008-01-02)
  • Going for Gold: Globalizing the Olympics, Localizing the Games 

    Short, John Rennie (Originally published by: pre-publication manuscript, 2003-01-23)
    This papers discusses the siting of the Summer Olympic Games at the global, national and local scales. The increasing coporatization of the Games is examined. Their use in city marketing campaigns is evaluated. The increasing ...
  • Black Holes and Loose Connections in The Global Urban Network. 

    Short, John Rennie (Originally published by: pre-publication manuscript, 2002-02-27)
    This paper introduces the concept of black holes and loose connections in the global urban hierarchy. Black holes are defined as large cities, with a population of over 3 million that are not classified as world cities. ...
  • From World Cities to Globalizing Cities 

    Short, John Rennie (Originally published by: pre-publication manuscript, 2001-02-22)
    In this paper we argue that the focus on world cities has narrowed our understanding of the globalization/city relationship and ignores the processes of globalization occurring in almost all cities. By developing the notion ...
  • Cities and Globalization 

    Short, John Rennie (Originally published by: pre-publication manuscript, 2002-03-05)
  • Getting Away With It: The Changing Geography of The Global Superich. 

    Short, John Rennie (Originally published by: pre-publication manuscript, 2002-09-12)
    Political geographers have repeatedly alerted to the forms of social inequality perpetuated by a capitalism that is increasingly global in scope. In so doing, they have often highlighted the existence of marginalized ...

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