Welcome to Texas SSN

2017-2018 Events

About the chapter

Texas SSN formed in 2014 to unite scholars across the Lone Star State in working toward creating and implementing better public policy for all. Members hail from the University of Houston, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M, and the University of Texas at Austin and El Paso -- and more are on the way. Texas SSN scholars are engaged in a wide range of research and civic activities, from health reform implementation to education policy to immigration law.

Latest Briefs

How the World's Largest Database of Social Science Research Can Inform Policymaking

  • Frankie J. Weinberg
  • Frederick Louis Oswald
  • Frank Bosco

New Research on U.S. Women Who Seek Abortion Care Online

  • Kathleen Broussard
  • Abigail R.A. Aiken

Latest in the News

"To Win Amazon HQ2, Cities Should Abandon Secrecy," Nathan Jensen, USA Today, November 4, 2017.
Josiah M. Heyman's research on migrant smuggling discussed in Astrid Galvan and Julie Watson, "Three Dead, Eight Injured in Immigrant Smuggling Attempt at Border," Associated Press, November 30, 2018.
"Why Politicians are the Real Winners in Amazon’s HQ2 Bidding War," Nathan Jensen, The Conversation, November 15, 2018.
Patrick Flavin's research on public spending discussed in Tom Jacobs, "New Research Suggests Government Spending Can Spread Happiness," Pacific Standard, November 29, 2018.
Josiah M. Heyman quoted on use of force in Colleen Long, "Border Agents Face Split-Second Decisions on Use of Force" Associated Press, November 29, 2018.

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