Matt Shipman

Jul 9, 2018  |  NC State News

5 Counties to Watch in North Carolina Politics

These five counties are particularly noteworthy for political observers interested in statewide North Carolina elections.

Aug 28, 2017

Study: Reduced Performance Triggers Turnover for Nonprofit Executives

Nonprofit organizations that have declining expenditures — an indication of reduced operations — are more likely to seek new leadership, according to a new study by NC State researchers. 

Aug 2, 2017

What Does Trump’s Climate Policy Mean for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?

A new study from NC State researchers tackles a big question: how much of an impact could Trump's climate policies have?

Jun 26, 2017

Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities

An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan's financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.

Dec 6, 2016

For Nonprofits, Even Non-Finance ‘Capacity Grants’ Stimulate Financial Growth

NC State research finds that so-called "capacity grants" lead to long-term financial growth for nonprofit organizations — regardless of what the grants are for.

Oct 27, 2016

Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Diverse, Neighborhood Schools

In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, NC State researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools. The study also finds that mothers are more likely to be concerned about challenges, dangers and uncertainty related to school assignments.

Jun 1, 2016

Nonprofit Executive Turnover more Turbulent than Previously Thought

Research from an NC State public administration professor finds that turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems, with very few transitional periods mirroring the scenarios painted in the professional literature.

Mar 16, 2016

Study: Claiming Social Security Earlier Can Put Your Spouse at Risk of Poverty

The point at which a family's primary wage earner claims Social Security can significantly affect whether that person’s spouse becomes impoverished in later life, according to a new study from NC State's School of Public and International Affairs.

Feb 18, 2016

Study: Sanctions Boost Foreign Military More Than They Hurt Economy

The available evidence indicates that economic sanctions are not effective tools for achieving specific policy goals in foreign nations. New research led by NC State's School of Public and International Affairs argues that increased military spending caused by economic sanctions counterbalances the adverse impact of the sanctions — and points to Iran as a case study in how this can happen.

Feb 15, 2016

Sci and Spy: When Research and Intelligence Communities Collaborate

When NC State and the NSA created the joint Laboratory for Analytical Sciences, they soon discovered that a funny thing happens when academic researchers collaborate with the intelligence community: they feel like they're being spied on. An interdisciplinary research team is exploring the challenges inherent in bringing together experts from myriad disciplines and backgrounds who have never worked together. That team, including our college's Kathleen Vogel, is sharing some of the lessons it has learned at the world’s largest scientific meeting in February: the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.