Student Research

Below are BIG funded Student Research (Policy Analysis Exercise) and Second Year Policy Analyses. Policy Analysis Exercises are curriculum policy exercises completed by MPP students at HKSDuring the PAE, MPP students examine and develop solutions for a public or nonprofit sector policy or management issue presented by a client organization. The Second Year Policy Analysis (SYPA) is an integral part of the MPA/ID Program experience. The capstone project is an opportunity to apply skills acquired during the program, integrate coursework, and provide specific policy recommendations for a concrete development problem.

PAE and SYPA Student Projects

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Zayba Abdullah

MPP 2020
BIG Fellows 2019-20
PAE: Building an Inclusive Democracy: Behavioral Insights from Latinx Youth in the Southern United States
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Diksha Bijlani

MPP 2020
BIG Fellows 2018-19
PAE: A Solar Panel Can Change A Life: Behavioral Interventions for Increasing Adoption of Solar Lighting in Off-Grid Ethiopia | Client: World Bank
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Claudia Caceres

MPA/ID 2020
BIG Fellows 2019-20
SYPA: Dismantling Sexual Trafficking in Peru; The Case of Madre de Dios
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Devashish Chandra

MPP 2019
BIG Fellows 2018-19
PAE: Improving Voter Turnout in the USA Client: VoteTripling.org
Chris Geary

Chris Geary

MPP 2020
BIG Fellows 2019-20
PAE: Building an Inclusive Democracy: Behavioral Insights from Latinx Youth in the Southern United States
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Smriti Iyer

MPA/ID 2020
BIG Fellows 2019-20
SYPA: Dismantling Sexual Trafficking in Peru; The Case of Madre de Dios
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Elliott James

MPP 2019
BIG Fellows 2018-19
PAE: Helping Young Adults Invest Smarty Client: Government of Australia
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Dilhan Perrera

MPP 2019
BIG Fellows 2018-19
PAE: Helping Young Adults Invest Smarty Client: Government of Australia
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Tyra Walker

MPP 2020
BIG Fellows 2019-20
PAE: Building an Inclusive Democracy: Behavioral Insights from Latinx Youth in the Southern United States
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Chu Wang

MPP 2020
BIG Fellows 2019-20
PAE: How LGBTQ+ and Aboriginal Diversity & Inclusion in Global Affairs Canada Furthers Canadian Foreign Policy and Interests Abroad