School of Government and Public Policy

Yotam Shmargad

In his research, Dr. Shmargad analyzes social media data and designs network experiments to study how platforms augment user behavior and the impact this has on how information and products.

Adam Douglas Henry

Adam Douglas Henry is an Associate Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy, and is an affiliated member of the University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment. Dr. Henry's research focuses on questions of policy learning and sustainable development, particularly how networked groups of actors in the policy process collaborate to manage complex and divisive issues of environmental policy and sustainability. Henry's recent research has focused on the integration of science and policy in issues of environmental risk (in a project funded by the U.S.

Laura Bakkensen

Dr. Laura A. Bakkensen utilizes applied microeconomic and econometric techniques to study the economics of natural disasters, identifying current hazard risks and evidence of adaptation to damages and fatalities across the globe. She also evaluates individual and policy responses to natural disasters as well as community resilience to threats including hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Her research informs public policy on insurance regulation, pre- and post-disaster aid, severe weather warnings, and public adaptation projects.