Coal-Fired Power Plant Final Blog Post

Introduction

This summer, I was tasked with preparing historical institutional and governance aspects related to a study on coal-fired power plants in the United States for Professor Maliniak and Professor Harish. The principal investigator, Yana Jin has found much of the economic data related to these plants and explained that in order to understand the complete story behind coal plants, I need to look at the geopolitical variables as well.

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7/25 Coal Plant Project Update

This summer, I am working on a research project for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the ENSP program at William & Mary. She gave me the task to collect data relating to the geostrategy behind coal plants in the United States, as she looked into the economic implications.

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6/29 Coal Project Update

A little over a week ago, I talked about the Family & Medical Leave Act project that I was working on. However, this past week or so, I have been working alongside Professor Maliniak, Professor Harish, Akash Palani, and Grace Williams on a project exploring the geostrategic influence of coal plants. The project was introduced by an economics grad student who wanted our assistance in finding the institutional and governance aspects related to her study. She has the economics background, and we have the government background, and hopefully when we bring both disciplines together, we’ll have a more wholistic picture as to why coal plants are located where they are.

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G-NTC 6/20

One of two projects I am working on explores the implications of the Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). Before FMLA’s adoption, most institutions had their own terms for maternity leave. President Clinton signed the act, which claims:

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4/14 – Introduction to G-NTC and Coal Plants Projects

Over the past academic year, I have worked on a project related to gender-neutral tenure clock stopping policies. My team consists of Professors Maliniak and Peterson, Eric Parajon, Jack Nicol, and Hannah Petrie. As of now, our short term goal is to find a concrete research question, and to do so, we are sifting through all data sets related gender policies in academia. Our research is inspired by a paper titled “Equal by Inequitable: Who Benefits from Gender-Neutral Tenure Clock Stopping Policies?” We believe that we can effectively recreate the experiment and find more accurate data through the TRIP (Teaching, Research & International Policy) data available. 

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