Social & Education Policy

Qian Awarded Best Conference Paper at UAA Conference

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Haifeng Qian, Assistant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning and PPC Social & Education Policy researcher, was awarded the Best Conference Paper award at the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) annual conference award luncheon on Friday, April 6.

The paper, "Cultural Entrepreneurship in U.S. Cities," was presented at the 2017 UAA conference. The paper examined the roles of regional location and other factors including ethnicity, firm size, industry concentration, patents, university presence, human capital, and unemployment rate in levels of cultural entrepreneurship. The paper was recognized for its originality, as well as the strength of the research methods and analysis, and usefulness for policy makers.

The award will be announced internationally and included an award plaque and an honorarium to be shared by the co-author (Shiqin Liu of Northeastern University). The paper was also accepted for publication (pending) in the Journal of Urban Affairs.