MPP Student Essays by Year


  • Qammar Abbas. "The Economic Effects of 2018 U.S. Steel Tariffs: An Application of Event Study Methodology"
  • Boniface Chifamba. "California Higher Education: Are the California Promise Programs Contributing to Student Success and More Diverse Institutions"
  • Allison Daniel. "Public Opinion and the Food-Water-Energy Nexus: Using Shared Preferences as a Pathyway to Policy"
  • Jessica DeFelice. "An Evaluation of the Search Advocate Program at Oregon State University: Identifying Strengths and Opprtunities for Development"
  • Andrew Lade. "Eroding Narratives: Applying the Narrative Policy Framework to a Coastal Erosion Narrative Shift"
  • Zoe Larmer. "Searching for Equity: An Analysis of Preferences in the Housing Search Process"
  • Angela Lavado. "Understanding Barriers for Food-Water-Energy Nexus Implementation in Oregon"
  • Arpine Mazhinyan. "Child Poverty in the U.S. and Europe: From Conceptiualization to Policy Action"
  • Dina Milovanovic. "Local Cultures and Policy Development in Post-Conflict Socieities Under U.N. Missions: The Case of United Nations Mission in Kosovo"
  • Heather Mae Moline. "Kids in the Grid: The Role of Family Energy Lifestyles in Changing Energy-Use Behaviors"
  • Polina Osipova. "Understanding the Implementation of Oregon's Environmental Justice Statute"
  • Pravesh Raghoo. “Towards a Sustainable Future: A Global Empirical Analysis on the Diffusion and Innovation of Climate Change Mitigation Policies”
  • Cody Sibley. "We're Not Doing It Anymore: Analyzing Neoliberalism's Impacts on Teachers' Decisions to Strike"
  • Greg Stelmach. “Demand Flexibility and Time-of-Use Pricing in Fremont, California”
  • Patrick Whelan. "Resilience Planning for Elderly Residents in Oregon Coastal Communities"
  • Regine Yaites.  "Program Evaluation of BCC and CCC"



  • Breaunna Alexander. "Bridging the Gap from Prison to Society:  Evaluating the Construction of the Parole Officer's Role and its Perceived Impact on Parolee Outcomes"
  • Mohsin Amin. "An Institutional Analysis of the Power Sector in Afghanistan: Barriers to Achieving Universal Access to Electricity"
  • Sarah Boege. "Beyond Buzzwords: A Case Study of U.S. NGO Implementation of Sustainable and Participatory Development in Rural Guatemala"
  • James Cogle "Decanting values of the environment: A comparative case study in the Willamette Valley's wine industry"
  • Lin Ding. "Assessing the Effects of Gas Price and Tax Incentives on Promotion of Energy Efficient Vehicles: A Time Series Analysis"
  • Sione Filimoehala. "Investing in Stability: An Analysis of Oregon's Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program"
  • Courtney Flathers. "Continuity & Change:  Commercial Fishing & Community Resilience on the Oregon Coast"
  • Jordan Hensley. "The Legacy of a Promise: Examining the Educational and Economic Impacts of the Daly Fund"
  • Muhammad Salar Khan. "Short-Run Tax Incidence When There is Stockpiling: Evidence from Oregon Marijuana"
  • Caitlin McRae."A Multi-Metro Area Analysis of Community Development Financial Institutions' Impact on Neighborhood Vitality"
  • Robi Nilson. "Impact Evaluation in the Field: A Case Study on the Evaluation of an Improved Cookstove Initiative in Rural Guatemala"
  • Trevor Plendl. "Becoming a Participant: A qualitative study of city participatory bodies in Oregon"
  • Amanda Rhodes. "Carnism Ideology in Food Waste Management: A Qualitative Comparison Among Stakeholders in the US State of Oregon, and the Italian Region of Emilia Romagna"
  • Lindsay Trant. "Assessing the Implications of the 2016 Oregon Minimum Wage Increase for Direct Market Farmers and Their Employees"
  • McKenzie Warden. "Imagining the Future: Community Visioning Processes in Rural Oregon Counties"
  • Ika Widiyasari. "Revisiting Aid Effect and Democratization: Do Different Types of Foreign Aid Impact Inequality Differently?" 






  • Algara, Carlos. "Irrational Fear or Cause for Concern? The Effects of Hispanic Immigration on Crime Rates in Tucson, Arizona"
  • Babbel, Breannon. "Evaluating Equity in the Provision of Primary Health Care in Tanzania"
  • Boyd, Heather. "Examining an Empowerment Framework: A Look at Female Artisans Within a Ghanaian NGO"
  • Croom, Howard. Race/ethnic Differences in Substance Abuse: Examining the Differential Impact of Access to Health Insurance on Drug-related Outcomes"
  • Dickinson, Kelly. "Procurring and Maketing Local Foods in Retail Stores in Oregon and Ontario"
  • Fishler, Hillary. "Evaluating the EWEB Model: Institutional Structure as a Determinant of Public Utility Implementation of a Voluntary Landowner Program"
  • Freeman, Misty Mason. "Unintended Consequences of Cultural Competence: How Tailoring Services to Tribal Children in Klamath County Can Improve the System for Everyone"
  • Gregory, Sarah. "No One Cares What Color the Fire Truck Is: A Case Study of Interagency Cooperation in Fire Management in Central Oregon"
  • Marsubian, Michael. "The Wind Cries 'Maybe': Public Attitudes Toward Renewable Energy and Environmental Tradeoffs in Oregon"  
  • Hayes, Chrysanthemum. "Voluntary Contributions to California Public Schools: Growth, Distribution and Equity" 
  • Moon, Ruby. "Using the IDA Framework to Examine the Relationship Between Regulating Enforcers and the Commercial Trawl Fishery of Lincoln County, Oregon"
  • Nash, Michael. "Assessing Truth in the Information Age: Evidence from Poltifact"
  • Osborne, Megan. "Gender Inequality in Food Insecurity: An Examination of Single Adults Without Children in the United States"
  • Pant, Suman. "Impact of Ecotourism on the Sanitation of Local Communities in Nepal"
  • Porsche, Kate. "Urban Renewal in Albany, Oregon:  A Decennial Inspection of the Central Albany Revitalization Area"
  • Reeves, Zachary. "Factors Influencing Support for Salmon Recovery Policies in Oregon"
  • Rubenstrunk, Becky. "Assessing Contention: Nuclear Waste Management Activism in the U.S. and Canada"
  • Sorce, Evan. "Looking at the Relationship Between Household Electricity Consumption and Annual Household Income Using an Agent-Based Integrated Framework"
  • Vandeventer, Alexia. "Factors Influencing Residential Risk Perception in Fire-Prone Landscapes"
  • Wang, Hua. "Assessing Green Securities Policy in China:  An Examination of Environmental Disclosure of the Listed Companies in Highly Polluting Industries"
  • Wornell, Emily. "Networks and Relationships: Differences in State-Level Child Abuse and Neglect Policy Implementation in Multnomah and Klamath Counties, Oregon"
  • Young, Ryan "Income Inequality and Public Expenditure on Non-Compulsory Education in Western Europe from 1999-2010"