The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is one of the two organizations prequalified to perform the city feasibility study required by the State as part of the incorporation process. Their website can be found here.
A sample of one of their studies can be found here. This was a study performed by AYS on behalf of DeKalb County concerning the revenue impact upon the County resulting from the incorporation of Dunwoody.
From the Fact Sheet on the AYSPS website:
Student Body and Degree Programs
- 3,700 students enrolled per semester
- Four academic departments: Criminal Justice and Criminology, Economics, Public Management and Policy, and the School of Social Work
- Offers four Ph.D. Programs: one in Economics, one in Criminal Justice and Criminology, and two in Public Policy, one jointly with the Georgia Institute of Technology
- Offers six Bachelors Degree Programs, seven Masters Degree Programs, and three Graduate Certification Programs.
Scholarship, Research and Global Activities
- More than 100 faculty and 30 research associates who, collectively, have worked in more than 20 countries
- Research funded by more than $31 million in active sponsored grants in calendar year 2011
- Nine research units: Center for Collaborative Social Work, Domestic Programs, Experimental Economics Center (ExCEN), Fiscal Research Center, Georgia Health Policy Center, GILEE (Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange), International Studies Program, Nonprofit Studies Program, Public Performance Management Group
- More than 260 scholarly papers, chapters and books published or forthcoming in CY 2011
- Provides consultation and ongoing research regarding educational reform, evaluation of the HOPE scholarship, public finance, Medicare reform, rural health care, child policy, the improvement of health care at the end of life, environmental quality, and urban sprawl
- Operates the largest experimental economics laboratory (ExCEN) in the Southeast
- Provides technical assistance to numerous international agencies, such as the Asian Development Bank, the Government of Denmark, U.S.A.I.D., and the World Bank, among others