Ric Kolenda

Ric Kolenda
Pace University · Department of Public Administration

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Planning

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Introduction
Ric Kolenda, Ph.D., is an experienced technology and nonprofit entrepreneur with the strong analytical skills developed as a Ph.D. in public policy. He has also taught public policy, public administration and urban planning at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has written regular columns for mass-market weekly and monthly publications.
Additional affiliations
July 2019 - present
Pace University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Teaching public administration and policy courses
June 2018 - January 2019
DePaul University
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Teaching public policy and capstone courses
August 2017 - June 2018
DePaul University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Courses taught: Policy Design & Analysis, Local Government Administration, and Research Methods for Public Service
Education
August 2008 - August 2017
Georgia State University
Field of study
  • Public Policy
August 2008 - August 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology
Field of study
  • Economic Development Policy & Planning
August 1988 - May 1990
Temple University
Field of study
  • Political Science - Urban Politics & Public Policy

Publications

Publications (4)
Presentation
This presentation considers the kinds of policies that can make life easier and more stable for contingent workers. One key factor, healthcare insurance, has been addressed to a large extent by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The question remains, though, about whether we can create policies to reduce income instability, increase compensation, and r...
Article
: This paper examines the location and growth of creative industries within metropolitan areas. In recent years, the creative industries have been increasingly sought after as potential engines of metropolitan economic growth. Although some research has been done on the location decisions by such firms and workers, it has primarily focused on inter...
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Contingent workers are a large and increasingly important segment of the US labour force. This paper uses the Contingent Work Supplement of the Current Population Survey to gain some understanding of this workforce and to link that information to larger on-going annual and decennial surveys for sub-national-level estimation and analysis. A typology...
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The purpose of this article is to consider the promotion of the entertainment industries as a means to economic redevelopment in post-Katrina New Orleans. A comparative study is conducted with three other cities in the Southeast: Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; and Wilmington, North Carolina. The study begins by laying a theoretical foundation for...

Questions

Question (1)
Question
I need a recent measure of income inequality by Metropolitan Statistical Area. I found a source for the top 50 MSAs, but I'd like ALL MSAs. More difficult would be a way to find or calculate the means of each quintile and the top 5%. I'm using the IPUMS ACS 2007-11 5-year sample, and I've dropped the missing values (coded 9999999), but I'm not sure if I should include negative HH incomes as well.
I might be open to using a GINI coefficient instead if anyone knows of a recent list by MSA.
Any suggestions? Thanks!

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