State Pension Plans Would Be Better Off Avoiding External Management Fees
Recent research finds state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their assets – and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they simply invested in a conventional index fund.
Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work
The tool most often used to assess the efficiency of nonprofit organizations isn’t just inaccurate – it can actually be negatively correlated with efficiency.
Collaborative Research Project Aims to Improve Child Welfare in NC
An interdisciplinary group of NC State researchers is helping improve the wellbeing of children across North Carolina.
Reduced Performance Triggers Turnover for Nonprofit Executives
Nonprofit organizations that have declining expenditures – an indication of reduced operations – are more likely to seek new leadership, according to a new study.
What Does Trump’s Climate Policy Mean for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?
A new study tackles a big question: how much of an impact could Trump’s climate policies have?
For Nonprofits, Even Non-Finance ‘Capacity Grants’ Stimulate Financial Growth
NC State research finds that so-called “capacity grants” lead to long-term financial growth for nonprofit organizations – regardless of what the grants are for.
Study Finds NC Coastal Officials Eschew Climate Planning Until They See Damage
A recent study finds that local officials in coastal North Carolina are unlikely to plan for the effects of climate change until they perceive a threat to their specific communities.
Nonprofit Exec Turnover More Turbulent Than Previously Thought
Research finds that turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems – with very few transitional periods mirroring the scenarios painted in the professional literature. The study also found that most nonprofit executives do not leave their positions due to voluntary retirement, as previously thought.
Looking for an Oasis in America’s Food Deserts
Where does your food come from? For many in the United States, getting nutritious, fresh food is not as easy as making a quick trip to the supermarket.
Study: Medicare Part D Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Blood Pressure Risk
NC State research shows that implementation of Medicare Part D has increased the number of people taking their prescribed medications as directed – so-called “medication adherence” – and reduced the likelihood that newly covered beneficiaries develop high blood pressure.
When You Claim Social Security Influences Whether Your Spouse Enters Poverty in Widowhood
A recent study finds that when the primary wage earner in a marriage claims Social Security can significantly affect whether that person’s spouse becomes impoverished in later life.
Study: Sanctions Boost Foreign Military More Than They Hurt Economy
The available evidence indicates that economic sanctions are not effective tools for achieving specific policy goals in foreign nations. New research from North Carolina State University argues that increased military spending caused by economic sanctions counterbalances the adverse impact of the sanctions – and points to Iran as a case study in how this can happen.
In Memoriam: William Block
NC State mourns the passing of retired political science professor William Block, who died last month in Raleigh. Block established the MPA program and chaired the Faculty Senate in his 27-year career at NC State.