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JHR study cited in Washington Post article on the effects of a mother’s stress on birthweight

A Washington Post article on the effects of stressful events during pregnancy on birthweight cites a Journal of Human Resources study on birthweight in counties whose home team goes to the Super Bowl. The JHR article cited is “It’s Just a Game: The Super Bowl and Low Birth Weight” by Brian Duncan, Hani Mansour, and Daniel I. Rees, Journal of Human Resources Vol. 52, No. 4 (July, 2016) (



JHR study cited in Politifact article on California’s minimum wage increase

A Politifact article on California’s minimum wage increase cites a Journal of Human Resources study on minimum wage effects on job growth. The JHR article cited is “Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment Dynamics” by Jonathan Meer and Jeremy West, Journal of Human Resources Vol. 51, No. 2 (Spring 2016), pp. 500-522 (



Native Plants Journal study featured in Cornell Chronicle article on threatened woodland plants

A Cornell Chronicle article on threatened woodland plants in New York state cites a Native Plants Journal study on the development of a test tube tissue culture procedure to propagate woodland agrimony. The NPJ article cited is “Development of an in vitro propagation method for the classified New York State–threatened native species Agrimonia rostellata” by Joyce Van Eck, Patricia Keen, and Victoria Nuzzo, Native Plants Journal Vol. 16, No. 3 (Fall 2015), pp. 227-233 (



Land Economics study cited in news article on wind turbines

A New Falcon Herald article on falling property values near wind farms in Colorado cites a Land Economics nine-year study of the effects of wind facilities on property values in northern New York. The LE article cited is “Values in the Wind: A Hedonic Analysis of Wind Power Facilities” by Martin D. Heintzelman and Carrie M. Tuttle, Land Economics Vol. 88, No. 3 (August, 2012), pp. 571-588 (



JHR study cited in Vox article on giving cash to poor people

A Vox article on the benefits of giving cash to poor people cites a JHR study on the mental health effects of a cash transfer program in Malawi. The JHR article cited is “Income Shocks and Adolescent Mental Health” by Sarah Baird, Jacobus de Hoop, and Berk Özler, Journal of Human Resources Vol. 48, No. 2 (Spring 2013), pp. 370-403 (



JHR article mentioned in CNBC article on the benefits of a college education

A CNBC article compares income differences between high school graduates and college graduates, and between graduates of different types of colleges such as community vs. elite private colleges, citing a JHR article that finds a strong correlation between attending an elite college and economic return. The JHR article cited is “Does It Pay to Attend an Elite Private College? Cross-Cohort Evidence on the Effects of College Type on Earnings” by Dominic J. Brewer, Eric R. Eide and Ronald G. Ehrenberg, The Journal of Human Resources Vol. 34, No. 1 (Winter, 1999), pp. 104-123 (



SubStance special issue on the fiction of David Mitchell mentioned in UW Press blog post

In a recent UW Press blog post, Mitchell scholars Paul A. Harris and Patrick O’Donnell hold a conversation about Mitchell’s new novel Slade House. The SubStance special issue mentioned in the blog post, edited by Harris, is “David Mitchell in the Labyrinth of Time”, SubStance 2015; 44 (1) (



Arctic Anthropology editor Christyann Darwent interviewed on BlogHer

Christyann Darwent, editor of Arctic Anthropology, was recently interviewed about her career as an archaeologist by Dr. Francesca Calatano for a blog post on BlogHer. Read the interview here.



Land Economics article mentioned in Insurance Journal blog post on beach erosion at the Jersey Shore

The Right Street Blog on the Insurance Journal website cited a Land Economics article in a blog post on beach erosion at the Jersey Shore. The article cited is “In Harm’s Way: Does Federal Spending on Beach Enhancement and Protection Induce Excessive Development in Coastal Areas?” by Joseph J. Cordes and Anthony M. J. Yezer, Land Economics Vol. 74, No. 1 (Feb., 1998), pp. 128-145 (



Ecological Restoration receives ASLA Communications Honor Award

Ecological Restoration has been awarded the Communications Honor Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects (, to be received at the Society’s Annual Meeting, November 6-9, in Chicago.


ER is being honored for the journal’s new special section “Design Approaches to Ecological Restoration,”( which invites a landscape architect to report on a project in which the ecological component is significant. Professional ecologists are then invited to comment on the project, and whether (and how) ecological goals are best being realized. This new forum provides a vital meeting ground for the two professions, ecological scientist and landscape architect, benefiting both.


In addition to the ongoing special section above, ER has advanced this professional “matchmaking” by discussing common professional goals and hurdles in the Editorial section, as well as by bringing landscape architects and designers into conversation with a special issue: Design Approaches to Ecological Restoration. (


The University of Wisconsin Press is proud to publish Ecological Restoration and we congratulate editor Steven Handel on this honor.



The University of Wisconsin Press is pleased to announce Toni Gunnison as the new Journals Manager

Toni Gunnison has been appointed manager of the Journals Division at the University of Wisconsin Press. Gunnison first joined UWP as journals marketing manager in 2007. Over the past eight years, Gunnison has handled diverse assignments for UWP, including journal and books marketing, project management for website and database renovations, and serving as liaison to content-hosting platforms such as HighWire, JSTOR, and Project MUSE. Read the full press release here.



Journal of Human Resources article mentioned in Yahoo! Parenting story on motivating children to eat more fruits and vegetables

A recent Yahoo! Parenting article on motivating children to eat more fruits and vegetables by paying them cites a study published in The Journal of Human Resources and quotes Joe Price, one of the authors of the study. The article cited is “Using Incentives to Encourage Healthy Eating in Children” by David R. Just and Joseph Price, The Journal of Human Resources 2013, 48 (4): 855-872 (



Native Plants Journal article mentioned in Mother Earth News post on the benefits of growing Tasslerue

Barry Glick recently posted an article in Mother Earth News on the benefits of growing Trautvetteria caroliniensis, also known as Tasslerue, in which he cites his own article in Native Plants Journal. The article cited is “Mystery Solved on Spring Creek: Trautvetteria caroliniensis” by Barry Glick, Native Plants Journal 2000, 1 (2): 82-83 (



Former Journal of Human Resources Editor mentioned in Berkeley News article

Former editor for The Journal of Human Resources, Sandra E. Black, was recently mentioned in a Berkeley News article as one of two UC Berkeley graduates to be appointed to the White House Council of Economic Advisers; two other UC Berkeley graduates have joined a panel of economists who provide support to the Council.



Former Journal of Human Resources Editor Accepts Cabinet Post

Sandra E. Black, our former editor for The Journal of Human Resources, has been selected to be a member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Black was Editor of The Journal of Human Resources from 2012 to 2015 and Co-Editor from 2005 to 2012.

Dr. Sandra E. Black is the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs and is a Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, positions she has held since 2010. She is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor. Between 1997 and 2001, Dr. Black was an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and from 2001 until 2010 she was an Assistant, Associate, and ultimately full Professor of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. During her career, Dr. Black has also been affiliated with the Paris School of Economics, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Princeton University. In addition to editing the UW Press’s Journal of Human Resources, Dr. Black has also been an Associate Editor of the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and Labour Economics. She received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

“These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them,” said President Obama in regards to the new cabinet members.

Congratulations to Dr. Black. We are grateful for her years of outstanding work on The Journal of Human Resources, and we wish her well in her exciting new role.



The Journal of Human Resources welcomes new Editor David Figlio

The JHR is pleased to welcome David Figlio as editor. David is the Director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, where he also serves as the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, and an Affiliate of CESifo. Figlio conducts research on a wide range of education and health policy issues from school accountability and standards to welfare policy and policy design. His current research projects involve studying the interrelationship between health and education, the ways in which parents confer advantage and disadvantage to their children, and the role of educational institutions in affecting these relationships; higher education policies and practices such as online education and educational staffing; K-12 education policies such as school accountability, school choice, and teacher tenure; and early childhood health and education policies such as early interventions for autism spectrum disorders. He is also leading a National Science Foundation-sponsored national network to facilitate the use of matched administrative datasets to inform and evaluate education policy. He has advised numerous state and federal agencies, as well as the governments of nearly two dozen countries, on education, health, and social policy questions. He frequently serves on National Research Council and Institute of Medicine panels, including, most recently, a panel on the science of child development from birth through age eight and a panel providing a summative assessment of school reforms in the District of Columbia.



SubStance Managing Editor interviewed for Scholastica white paper Academic Journal Management Best Practices

Our own Anita Harris, Managing Editor of SubStance, was interviewed for this informative paper, “Academic Journal Management Best Practices”.



Contemporary Literature editor gives talk at the University of Delaware

On March 23rd, John Marx, an editor of the journal Contemporary Literature, gave a talk at the University of Delaware titled “Bad English: The Culture Wars Reconsidered.” Read more here.



Journal of Human Resources article cited in Texas “Stand Your Ground” law revision proposal

Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, cites an article from The Journal of Human Resources in his proposed revision to the Texas “Stand Your Ground” law. Read more in this article by KXAN Austin. The article cited is “Does Strengthening Self-Defense Law Deter Crime or Escalate Violence? Evidence from Expansions to Castle Doctrine” by Cheng Cheng and Mark Hoekstra, The Journal of Human Resources 2013, 48 (3): 821-854 (



Native Plants Journal Announces New Editor Steven L. Love

Steven L. Love, new editor of Native Plants Journal.

Fifteen years ago, R. Kasten Dumroese became the founding editor-in-chief of the newly formed Native Plants Journal. With the Fall 2014 issue of NPJ, after building and serving the Journal well, R. Kasten Dumroese bade us farewell. In the Spring 2015 issue of NPJ, we welcome our new editor, Steven L. Love, of the University of Idaho Aberdeen Research & Extension Center, pictured at right. Read his first editorial here.



JHR has a New Look

The Journal of Human Resources celebrates its 50th anniversary year in 2015 with a new cover look. Check out the new JHR cover design at left.



University Press of Florida official to lead UW Press

Dennis Lloyd, deputy director of the University Press of Florida, has been selected as the new director of the University of Wisconsin Press.


Dennis Lloyd, new director for the University of Wisconsin Press
“I have been aware of the stellar reputation and cutting-edge publications of the University of Wisconsin Press for most of my career,” Lloyd says. “The ingenuity, enthusiasm, and dedication of the entire staff is impressive, and I am confident that together we will overcome the challenges that face all university presses today. I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and assuming leadership of this outstanding organization later this spring.”


Lloyd will take over from Interim Director Lea Jacobs in May, bringing with him 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, acquisitions and management at the University Press of Florida — which serves 12 of Florida’s state universities — and publishing houses at the Universities of Alabama, Kentucky and Pittsburgh. He recently chaired the Digital Committee of the Association of American University Presses.


The UW Press, a division of UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, has published more than 3,000 books since 1937. It boasts more than 1,400 titles in print, and publishes 11 peer-reviewed journals in the humanities, social sciences and medicine.



Journal of Human Resources cited in The Capability Approach: From Theory to Practice

The Journal of Human Resources was cited in the article “Integrating Human Capital and Human Capabilities in Understanding the Value of Education” (Chiappero-Martinetti, Enrica and Sabadash, Anna (2014): Integrating Human Capital and Human Capabilities in Understanding the Value of Education. Published in: The Capability Approach: From Theory to Practice, edited by Solava Ibrahim and Meera Tiwari (July 2014). See the cited articles “The Human Capital Approach to Black-White Earnings Inequality: Some Unsettled Questions” ( and “Schooling and Economic Wellbeing: The Role of Non-Market Effects” (



Obituary for former Advisory Board member of the Journal of Human Resources

Glen G. Cain

Glen G. Cain served as Editor of The Journal of Human Resources from 1974-76 and was on the Advisory board from 1998-2014. An excerpt of his obituary is below, or see the full obituary.


After graduating from Lake Forest, Glen went to the University of California-Berkeley where he earned a master's degree in industrial relations in 1957. Then it was back to the Midwest where Glen and Ria got married and Glen began working at the Federal Reserve in downtown Chicago. But Glen decided he wanted a bigger challenge. He applied and was accepted to the University of Chicago where he earned his Ph.D. in economics in 1963, studying under Milton Friedman and other notable economists, some of whom became Nobel Prize winners. Upon graduation, Glen was offered a tenure-track position at the University of Wisconsin and moved to Madison with his wife and young son. The family would grow to three children with the addition of two daughters.


Glen left an important legacy in his chosen field. His dissertation, published in 1966, was titled Married Women in the Labor Force and described one of the most important trends in the United States economy in the post-World War II period. Glen worked closely with the UW's Institute for Research on Poverty and was a prolific writer, authoring articles, papers and chapters in books on labor economics. Some of his professional and volunteer affiliations included service on the National Commission on Employment and Unemployment Statistics; the advisory panel to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission; the board of directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research; and on Lake Forest College's board of trustees. Glen was also on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Human Resources. Glen retired from the UW in 1995, although he remained active in his research and continued to work closely with the UW graduate students he mentored and cared so much about in the economics program.



Ecological Restoration cited in Nature World News article

The ER article “Restoring Native Perennial Grasses by Changing Grazing Practices in Central Coastal California” (by Carlene Henneman, Ecological Restoration, December 1, 2014, vol. 32 no. 4, p. 352-354, doi: 10.3368/er.32.4.352, was recently cited in the Nature World News article “Let the Grass Rest! Battling Invasive Plants” (By Brian Stallard, Dec 05, 2014 04:04 PM EST



Ecological Restoration’s Managing Editor interviewed by BBC

BBC image of urban environment


Myla Arnoson's work on biodiversity in urban environments appears in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, and is cited in the BBC article “Study shows urbanisation's impact on biodiversity” (By Mark Kinver, 11 February 2014, Last updated at 20:03 ET, Congratulations, Myla!

Read the Proceedings B article here.



The Journal of Human Resources Retirement Article Attracts Interest

The JHR article “The Health Consequences of Retirement” (by Michael Insler, The Journal of Human Resources, Winter 2014, vol. 49 no. 1, p. 195-233, has been cited in many news articles recently, including

•“Retirement: It Just Might Be Good For Your Health” (By Rita Rubin, Next Avenue Contributor,, 2/25/2014 @ 5:47PM,

• "Retirement good for your health, study finds” (by AFP Relaxnews,, Posted on 16 March 2014 - 03:50am,
• “Does retirement help or hurt your health?” (MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014, 11:12 AM,

• “Retirement is good for your health, new study finds” (Published Saturday, March 15, 2014 2:53PM EDT,
• “Retirement good for your health” (March 18, 2014,
• “Retirement is good for your health: Research” (March 19, 21:53,



Ecological Restoration gets a new look

Ecological Restoration

If you haven't seen it yet, take a look at the new cover for Ecological Restoration. We're excited by the opportunity to showcase beautiful, big photos on the cover. Like the one at the left, featuring Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.

Full caption:
The application of demographic characteristics to select introduced populations for eradication is a simple yet meaningful step in restoration. Queenie Gray and colleagues ranked high-elevation lakes in Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada, for trout eradication using trout demographic characteristics that may render these populations more susceptible to depletion and ultimately extinction. This research provides insight into the characteristics of introduced salmonid populations and facilitates restoration by offering a science-based system of prioritizing impacted mountain lake ecosystems. Photo Credit: Ryan Peruniak.


See the TOC here, or read the editorial “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?” (free to all).



Landscape Journal’s editorial office moves to University of GA

University of GA College of Environment and Design

Landscape Journal has a new editorial team, and got a nice write-up in the University of Georgia’s The Red and Black:

Landscape Journal, has chosen a new location to house its editorial offices the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design.

Read the full article here.




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