Policy Briefs


When Fish Grow Like Weeds: Options and Strategies for Managing Impacts of Invasive Asian Carp in Tennessee

Benjamin Meadows and Charles Sims, October 2018

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The Future of Electric Utilities

J. Scott Holladay, October 2018

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Ratcheting up climate efforts: Global Energy Investment needs to Reach the Deep Decarbonization Targets of the Paris Agreement

David L. McCollum, Wenji Zhou1, Christoph Bertram, Harmen-Sytze de Boer, Valentina Bosetti, Sebastian Busch, Jacques Després, Laurent Drouet, Johannes Emmerling, Marianne Fay, Oliver Fricko, Shinichiro Fujimori, Matthew Gidden, Mathijs Harmsen, Daniel Huppmann, Gokul Iyer, Volker Krey, Elmar Kriegler, Claire Nicolas, Shonali Pachauri, Simon Parkinson1, Miguel Poblete-Cazenave, Peter Rafaj, Narasimha Rao, Julie Rozenberg, Andreas Schmitz, Wolfgang Schoepp, Detlef van Vuuren, Keywan Riahi, September 2018

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Energy investment needs for fulfilling the Paris Agreement and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

David L. McCollum, Wenji Zhou, Christoph Bertram, Valentina Bosetti, Sebastian Busch, Jacques Després, Laurent Drouet, Johannes Emmerling, Marianne Fay, Oliver Fricko, Shinichiro Fujimori, Matthew Gidden, Mathijs Harmsen, Daniel Huppmann, Gokul Iyer, Volker Krey, Elmar Kriegler, Claire Nicolas, Shonali Pachauri, Simon Parkinson, Miguel Poblete-Cazenave, Peter Rafaj, Narasimha Rao, Julie Rozenberg, Andreas Schmitz, Wolfgang Schoepp, Detlef van Vuuren, and Keywan Riahi, June 2018

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The Value Added by Professional Certification of Municipal Finance Officers

David H. Folz, Chris Shults, 19 June 2018

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Between Allies and Enemies: Explaining the Volatility of the U.S. – Pakistan Relationship, 1947-2018

Harrison Akins, March 2018

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Criminal Justice: Drug Free School Zones

Chrissy Freeland, under UT MPPA Faculty Guidance, April 2018

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The Opioid Crisis in Tennessee

Andrew Cox and Logan Farr, under UT MPPA Faculty Guidance, April 2018

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Medical Marijuana in Tennessee

Chrissy Freeland, James White and Jordan Crowe, under UT MPPA Faculty Guidance, April 2018

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In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students in Tennessee

Andrew Cox, under UT MPPA Faculty Guidance, April 2018

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Short Term Rentals

Chrissy Freeland and Travis Crafton, under UT MPPA Faculty Guidance, April 2018

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The Strategic Importance of Kenya in the Fight Against Terrorism in the Horn of Africa — Evaluating Counterrorism Measures in Kenya

Conny Sidi Kazungu, March 2018

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FATA and the Frontier Crimes Regulation in Pakistan: The Enduring Legacy of British Colonialism

Harrison Akins, November 2017

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China in Balochistan: CPEC and the Shifting Security Landscape of Pakistan

Harrison Akins, September 2017

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The Yemen Imbroglio: Understanding the Many Layers of the Yemeni Civil War

Harrison Akins, April 2017

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“Lawnmowers in the Sky”: The Turbulent Past and Uncertain Future of Drone Warfare

Harrison Akins, March 2017

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Tax Policies and Alternative Revenue Sources: State Responses to Declining Purchasing Power of Roadway Funding

Mark L. Burton, Matthew N. Murray, Emily K. Pratt, Jilleah G. Welch, November 30, 2016

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Measuring Flood Risk: What Are NYC Residents Willing to Pay for a Flood Protection System?

J. Scott Holladay, Howard Kunreuther, Valerie Stahl, October 2016

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How Much Should Hybrids and Electric Vehicles Contribute to Roadway Funding?

Rebecca J. Davis, Matthew N. Murray, Jilleah G. Welch, January 3, 2017

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How Better Accounting Can More Cheaply Reduce Carbon Emissions

April 2016, Jacob LaRiviere, Gavin McCormick, & Sho Kawano

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Energy Intensity and Electricity Consumption in Tennessee

28 March 2016, J. Scott Holladay, Rebecca J. Davis

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The Paris Climate Talks: What Did the President Promise and When Did He Promise It?

4 January 2016, Charles Sims

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The Future of Roadway Funding in Tennessee

24 November 2015, Mark L. Burton, David L. Greene, Matthew N. Murray

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Nuclear Power, Fossil Fuels and Climate Change: The Long View

1 September 2015, John Nolt

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Tennessee Advanced Energy Economic Impact Report

June 2015, Matthew N. Murray and Rebecca J. Davis.

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21st Century Electric Utilities: Integrated Resource Planning and Beyond

23 June 2015, Mary R. English

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Cheap Nizagara 100mg: Side Effects, Pros and Cons

26 February 2015, Dr. M. Smith

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Cheaper Gasoline: Causes, Impacts and Expectations

12 February 2015, David L. Greene

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan

12 December 2014, Justin Knowles, Mark Christian, Emily Clark, Mary Alice Cusentino, Kristian Myhre, Guinevere Shaw

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The Clean Power Plan: Regulating Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Power Plant

August 2014, Mary R. English

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What Are the Benefits of Federal Carbon Reduction Policies and How Well Do We Know Them?

25 August 2014, Charles Sims

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U.S. Leadership in a Post 9/11 World: Comparing World Views and Foreign Policy Decisions of George W. Bush and Barack Obama

23 January 2014, Brandon C. Prins, Allan Wilford

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The New Barbary Wars: Assessing the Threat of Modern Day Piracy

6 November 2013, Brandon C. Prins, Ursula Daxecker, Amanda Sanford

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Should the Federal Government Sell TVA?

8 May 2013, Mary R. English

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Addressing Issues Concerning Energy and the Environment: A Short Course on Energy Policy Analysis

14 December 2012, David J. Bjornstad, Alexandra Brewer

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