New data from ICPSR

36760 Annual Survey of Jails, 2015

36800 Research on Pathways to Desistance [Maricopa County, AZ and Philadelphia County, PA]: Subject Measures – Scales, 2000-2010

36825 Child Care and Development Fund Administrative Data, Federal Fiscal Year 2014

36842 Health Reform Monitoring Survey, Third Quarter 2016

RFA: 2017 Doctoral Student Consortium

The Technology and Innovation Management Division is now accepting applications from Ph.D. students for its 2017 Doctoral Student Consortium to be held at the Academy of Management meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, US. The consortium is held on Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 (A reception will be held for doctoral students and faculty on the Friday night.)
The TIM doctoral consortium is most valuable to Ph.D. candidates interested in conducting leading-edge research and teaching in technology and innovation management, entrepreneurship, strategy and organization.
The consortium will be led by a panel of faculty members with proven research and teaching records who will address key issues in academic life such as publishing in top journals, managing your time for research, meeting teaching and institutional demands, managing research collaborations, and promoting your research.
The coordinators of the 2017 consortium are Cristina Rossi Lamastra (Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Milan) and Matt Marx (MIT, Boston). Faculty members come from a range of stages in career and research institutions. Confirmed to date are the following: Evila Piva (Politecnico di Milano School of Management), Christopher Tucci (EPFL), Henry Sauermann (Georgia Tech), Alfredo De Massis (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and Lancaster University), Fernando Suarez (Northeastern University), Larissa Rabbiosi (Copenhagen Business School), Marcel Bogers (University of Copenhagen), Gloria Barzak (Northeastern University), Rita Katila (Stanford University), Alex Oettl (Georgia Tech), Olenka Kacperczyk (London Business School), Chuck Ensley (Stanford University), David Hsu (Wharton School). The application deadline is May 8th, 2017. Only electronic applications will be considered. To apply, please complete the survey on the following link: (please, complete the whole survey). Preference is given to doctoral candidates at later stages of their PhD program – those beyond or close to the thesis proposal stage. For any questions please contact Cristina Rossi Lamastra or Matt Marx at

CFP: The 2017 Ronald Coase Best Dissertation Award

From the mailbag:

Call for Nominations: The 2017 Ronald Coase Best Dissertation Award

The Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (SIOE) currently awards prizes in institutional and organizational economics, named after the four Nobel Prize winners closely linked to our society. The details of the nomination and selection procedures are available on the SIOE website

The call for nominations for The Ronald Coase Best Dissertation Award is now open.

The Ronald H. Coase Dissertation Award:

* Anyone may nominate a dissertation.

* Candidates will be asked to submit a 5 page abstract and have sent (under separate cover) a letter from an advisor or Ph.D. committee member explaining the contribution of the dissertation.

* The Award Committee will review entries and choose a shortlist of finalists. Finalists will be required to submit their full dissertation, from which the Committee will choose a winner

* To be eligible, the PhD would have to be awarded in the calendar years 2015 or 2016

* The result will be announced at the SIOE meeting in June

* Deadline for submission is April 30th.

* Submissions should be sent to the chair of the Coase Award committee, Joanne Oxley, at

NASPAA Conference Track: “Recruiting the Next Generation to Public Service in a Changing World”

I’m serving on the Conference Committee for the 2017 NASPAA Conference, “Confidence in Public and Nonprofit Institutions: How is it Built, How is it Lost, and How is it Regained?”. There are four tracks. In particular, I’ve been asked to help find presenters and panels for Track 4 “Recruiting the Next Generation to Public Service in a Changing World”.

I think this is a great opportunity to help shape the discussion of public affairs training and it’s impact on recruiting new people to public service. Let me know if you have ideas, proposals, or recommendations about the track and its panels.

Communicating science more effectively

Here’s the new report from the National Academy of Science (free PDF download).

Science and technology are embedded in virtually every aspect of modern life. As a result, people face an increasing need to integrate information from science with their personal values and other considerations as they make important life decisions about medical care, the safety of foods, what to do about climate change, and many other issues. Communicating science effectively, however, is a complex task and an acquired skill. Moreover, the approaches to communicating science that will be most effective for specific audiences and circumstances are not obvious. Fortunately, there is an expanding science base from diverse disciplines that can support science communicators in making these determinations.

Communicating Science Effectively offers a research agenda for science communicators and researchers seeking to apply this research and fill gaps in knowledge about how to communicate effectively about science, focusing in particular on issues that are contentious in the public sphere. To inform this research agenda, this publication identifies important influences – psychological, economic, political, social, cultural, and media-related – on how science related to such issues is understood, perceived, and used.