The Policy Analysts Have Assumed the World…

(Image by NBC News)  Public policy analysis is a sort of Frankenstein’s monster of a field, cobbled together as it is from pieces of civics, law, and economics. The ideal analyst reads Foreign Policy in the morning, creates econometric models in the afternoon, and dispassionately holds forth on the pros and cons of changes to the earned income tax credit after dinner. The field, as … Continue reading The Policy Analysts Have Assumed the World…

The Other Side of Institutional Racism

(Image by SupportPDX) The term institutionalized racism is often used to explain the reasons behind poverty and crime among African-Americans across the country.  It is a pattern of social institutions, such as schools, banks, and courts that gives differential treatment to people based on race. It is a widely accepted as a lens with which to understand a lack of economic progress and high incarceration … Continue reading The Other Side of Institutional Racism

Policy Review Volume 8.1 Released

Dear readers, I am proud to announce that the William & Mary Policy Review published Volume 8, Issue 1 of the journal on April 17th, 2017. This issue covers a variety of policy topics including policy advocacy, federal healthcare policy, international security, and corporate governance. Special thanks go out to our authors, who have provided thoughtful and insightful articles that add to the policy discussion … Continue reading Policy Review Volume 8.1 Released

How Virginia Can Step Up To Combat Climate Change

(image by Frank Friedrichs)  Much is in flux on the federal level.  Few policy shifts have been as pronounced as those on energy and the environment.  Recent protests marking Trump’s first 100 days in office were in response to the administration’s tone and stance on climate change.  Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, recently stated his belief that carbon emissions were not a primary driver … Continue reading How Virginia Can Step Up To Combat Climate Change

Regulating the Internet of Things

(image by Irina Slutsky) As the Internet returns to Congress in 2017 in the form of Senate J. Res. 34, its controversial offshoot, the Internet of Things, continues to cause chaos in its own unregulated market. For the past several years, malicious users have ramped up their exploitation of the innumerable security flaws of connected devices, turning the Internet of Things into a vast infected … Continue reading Regulating the Internet of Things

Pope Francis: Four Years On

(image by Eusebiu Balauca) With the sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in 2013, scores of international observers remarked that the once venerable, geopolitically-prominent Roman Catholic Church had seen its heyday. Dwindling congregation numbers across Europe, the continued exclusion of women from all church affairs, and an infamous slew of sexual assault cases have beleaguered the esteemed institution in recent years and put its standing … Continue reading Pope Francis: Four Years On

Why a Dual Board Structure for Public Corporations is Good for Shareholders and Society

Note from the Digital Editor: In order to highlight the high-level of research and scholarship from the authors who have published in the William & Mary Policy Review’s peer-reviewed print journal, we have reproduced the abstracts from Volume 8, Issue 1 along with a link to an electronic copy of the full form of the piece.  (image by Anthony Quintano)  This paper builds the case for … Continue reading Why a Dual Board Structure for Public Corporations is Good for Shareholders and Society