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December 20, 2014

In his new book, Nontaxation and Representation, Assistant Professor Kevin Morrison goes against much conventional wisdom regarding the effects of different kinds of revenues.  He argues that instead of taxation leading to representation, it leads to instability in democracies and dictatorships.  In contrast, he argues that oil revenues, foreign aid, and various other kinds of nontax revenues enable governments to lower taxation and increase spending, thereby increasing stability in democracies and dictatorships.

December 15, 2014

The University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and University Center for Social and Urban Research, invites paper abstract submissions for a workshop on Regional and Governance Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling, to be held on Monday, May 4, 2015.

December 15, 2014

Thanks to a summer internship and the writing skills of Lindsay Angelo, (MPA ’15), a research assistant with the Ford Institute for Human Security, Bright Kids Uganda has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Diehl Family Foundation.  The grant will be used as “seed money” to fund new programs designed to help Bright Kids become more financially self-sustainable. 

December 08, 2014

On the editorial page of Sunday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Assistant Professor Jeremy Weber examines the implications surrounding current state policy to exclude the taxation of oil and gas reserves as property in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Weber recommends that legislatures should reexamine the law exempting oil and gas reserves from property taxation, since this forces individual businesses and home owners to pay more.

December 04, 2014

Alastair Hamilton has been hired as the new Assistant Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations in Washington, D.C.  In this role, Alastair will be based in the office at 2025 M Street, Washington, D.C. and will work closely with GSPIA’s Office of Career Services to assist students who have an interest in pursuing internships and careers in D.C., and with GSPIA’s Office of Alumni Relations to connect with alumni in the area.

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Nontaxation and Representation: The Fiscal Foundations of Political Stability

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Assistant Professor Kevin Morrison illustrates in his new book how taxation leads to instability, not representation. With this insight, he extends his award-winning work on nontax revenues to encompass foreign aid, oil revenue, and intergovernmental grants and illustrates how nontax revenues lead to decreased taxation, increased government spending, and increased political stability.


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GSPIA's Office of Student Services will host an information session for prospective students at 10:00 a.m. - noon on Sat., Dec. 6, in Posvar Hall, room 3911. Enrollment counselors will be available to answer your questions, introduce you to GSPIA’s degree offerings, and provide helpful tips about what the admissions committee hopes to see in successful applicants. Financial aid and career options will be covered. This is an ideal session for anyone considering a PhD, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public & International Affairs, Master of International Development, or Master of Public Policy & Management.  To register, click here or for more information call, 412-648-7640 or email,


The Ridgway Center will host a two-day conference (March 19-20) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.each day in Ballroom B of the University Club. The title of the conference:  “Containing Threat Convergence, Exploiting Threat Divergence: US Strategy for Dealing with Emerging Threats.” More information to follow.


The Ridgway Center will host the Paul Y. Hammond Memorial Lecture at 2:00 p.m., Thurs., April 2 in Ballroom B of the University Club.


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