Mary Jo McGowan's research while affiliated with University of North Carolina at Charlotte and other places

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Introduction: A number of recent surveys have shown that college campuses are becoming intolerant of different viewpoints. Part of the mission of any college should be to create a space where different viewpoints can be debated in a healthy, intellectual way. To gauge the campus climate at their own University, the authors deployed a survey to busi...
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The level of spending for public services is known to be influenced by spending on other services. This interdependency is known in the literature in public budgeting and finance as budgetary tradeoffs. While it is well known that spending in one area affects spending in other areas, the factors that influence budgetary tradeoff decisions are not w...

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... Parks, transportation, and infrastructure all appear to be common targets for cuts during economic downturns (Howard and Morse 2021;Nelson 2012;Elling, Krawczyk, and Carr 2014), nonetheless programs in these areas with highly visible outputs/outcomes may be prime for strategic investment as their results are more readily apparent (McGowan et al. 2021). Public safety is generally considered immune to cuts (Howard and Morse 2021; Elling, Krawczyk, and Carr 2014), but a recent study by Brien, Eger, and Matkin (2021) reveals that a period of F o r P e e r R e v i e w 5 persistently high unemployment within a community is accompanied by temporary public safety budgetary reductions. ...