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Professor Jered Carr of The University of Illinois Visited the China Institute for Urban Governance and Gave a Lecture

Release time:2019-07-03 14:44:00

On the morning of June 27th, Prof. Jered Carr, Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs Review, visited the China Institute for Urban Governance and presented an academic lecture named as "Analyzing the Effectiveness of Networks of Intergovernmental Agreements: Evidence from Crime Academic report of Prevention and Economic Development Networks in the US." Teachers and students from both inside and outside the school attended this lecture. The lecture was hosted by Yu Junli, assistant researcher of the China Institute for Urban Governance of Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Professor Jered Carr's report is based primarily on his latest research topic. The project used vertical data to study the effectiveness of intergovernmental cooperation agreements in the case of the Iowa Intergovernmental Agreement. The study fills this important gap in the existing literature by studying the effectiveness of the Iowa local government's intergovernmental agreement network to address two key policy areas (criminal rate reduction and economic development). First, the topic summarizes the typical elements of these intergovernmental agreements in terms of the length of the agreement, the institutional form, resources, governance, and objectives set forth in the agreement. This study provides important insights into the different ways that network participants can use to organize their participation in the network. Secondly, the subject examines the effects of changes in the three network structures and components of 1993-2016 on a range of changes that represent the outcomes of economic development, public health, and public safety. These findings provide important insights into how governance forms, network structures and components, and how network management and processes affect the effectiveness of public service network. Based on these findings, the project outlines a research agenda that focuses on the success of networks established by local governments to address important public policy challenges. After the report ended, the participating teachers and students rushed to ask questions and exchanged and discussed with him on various issues. Professor Carr also made a meticulous and patient answer. Finally, in the warm applause of the teachers and students, this academic lecture was successfully concluded.

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