Registration Open for the 2014 Fall Research Conference!

Held from November 6 - 8 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this year's conference theme is "Global Challenges, New Perspectives." Register today!


Point/Counterpoint: Obesity and the Affordable Care Act

Under the Affordable Care Act, premiums can be adjusted to create incentives for individuals to engage in healthier behaviors including weight loss.


Professor Kenneth Couch Takes Editor Reins at JPAM

APPAM welcomes Kenneth Couch, Professor at the University of Connecticut, as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM).


Writing Research: Delivering Your Introduction

Style and format of research papers vary from journal to journal. The next critical step is a properly crafted Introduction. Many readers and editors don’t get past this section, so it’s where your best written work needs to be presented.


Help Us Keep You Abreast of the Latest Policy News

Starting in July, APPAM members will begin to see changes to their regular semi-monthly APPAM Updates. One will have important policy news from all policy areas, and the other will be geared specifically to the policy area selected.


Spotlight: Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy

Establishing a public policy school in the nation’s capital originated as an idea in the Georgetown University Department of Government and Economics in the late 1970s.



Thursday, July 24, 2014
Most evaluations are still quasi-experimental and most recent quasi-experimental methodological research has focused on various types of propensity score matching to minimize conventional selection bias on observables. Although these methods create better-matched treatment and comparison groups on observables, the issue of selection on unobservables still looms large.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
“The debate is over about the R-word; it’s now about whether if it’s proper to have a football team in this country carry on using a defined slur.” That was the closing statement by Jacqueline Pata, the Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). Her comment capped off a forum at the Center for American Progress, "Missing the Point: The Real Impact of Native Mascots and Team Names on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth."
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
This paper by Umut Özek and Zeyu Xu, American Institutes for Research, was originally presented at the 2013 Fall Research Conference. The federal Race to the Top competition provided significant impetus for states to adopt “value added” models as a part of their teacher evaluation systems.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Since its inception, AcademyHealth has been advancing the field of health services research by acting as a broker of information, bringing together stakeholders to address the current and future needs of an evolving health system, inform health policy, and translate evidence into action.




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