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Welcome to the Heinz School Review

This first issue of the Heinz School Review (HSR) is the result of a Systems Synthesis project conducted by 15 Heinz School students. The idea for the journal began innocently enough. During a meeting with program administrators, a student asked why the School didn’t have a journal. The reply from...

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Development and Human Capital

Development theory has come under assault in recent years primarily due to its inability to solve major problems (i.e. poverty) associated with the developing world. “After four UN development decades, the income gap between North [developed nations] and South [developing nations] remains as wide as...

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Food Availability in Allegheny County, PA

An Analysis of Access Disparities, Transportation Barriers, and Coping Mechanisms. Allegheny County, PA has experienced the closing of urban grocery stores and the expansion of larger stores in the more affluent suburbs. With these market changes, some were concerned that the poor in Allegheny...

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“Googling”

“Googling”

It is not surprising that Eric Schmidt, Google’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is on the Board of Trustees at Carnegie Mellon University. His background is in electrical engineering and he completed his doctoral work in computer science at the University of California-Berkeley. His track record...

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Book Review: Women Don’t Ask

Book Review: Women Don’t Ask

Are women really less likely than men to ask for what they want? Are there external pressures that discourage women from asking as much as men do? Why don’t women request raises, promotions or help at home? In their new book, Women Don’t Ask Linda Babcock and Sara Lasch ever break the barrier facing...

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An Interview with William Cooper, PhD

Solve the problem first; generate the theory later. This is the philosophy preached by William W. Cooper, the founding dean of what has become Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management. Dr. Cooper’s motto has epitomized one of the major strengths of the...

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