Spring Conference

Register for the 2015 APPAM Spring Conference

The theme of the conference is "How Policymakers Use APPAM Member Research" and features an Opening Plenary, Networking Lunch and 15 breakout sessions.

CFP - 2015 FC

Proposals Now Being Accepted for the 2015 Fall Research Conference

The theme of the conference is "The Golden Age of Evidence-Based Policy" and will take place November 12 - 14 in Miami.


Show Me the Evidence

A vast majority of social programs active today are never evaluated; those that do undergo evaluation are found to be ineffective. Yet these programs continue to be paid for by American taxpayers.

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Spotlight: Sacramento State University

The Sacramento State program differs from other similar programs in that its focus is purposefully on California State and local levels of government.


Why Invest in an APPAM Membership?

Being an APPAM member is about joining a highly experienced network of educators, researchers, public policy analysts, and other like-minded individuals and institutions.


Why Students Are Important to APPAM

Did you know that student members make up nearly half of APPAM’s active membership? This means that if you’re a student, you’re a critical part of the Association and essential to its future.



Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia develops leaders and generates new knowledge to solve the world’s toughest public policy challenges. Through policy and analysis training in critical leadership skills, the school inspires students to act vigorously, effectively and ethically on behalf of the common good. The School teaches that policy is everywhere, and students can lead from anywhere.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Join Us for Happy Hour! APPAM Student Happy Hour Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m Tonic Restaurant at Quigley’s Pharmacy 2036 G St. NW Washington, DC 20036 Closest Metro Station: Foggy Bottom Come join us for a post spring break happy hour to connect with current policy members and learn how APPAM membership has benefited them both as students and after graduation. Policy students of all levels are invited to join APPAM members and staff for complementary cocktails and
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey and the March Current Population Survey, we provide poverty estimates for 1967 to 2012 based on a historical supplemental poverty measure (SPM). During this period, poverty, as officially measured, has stagnated. However, the official poverty measure (OPM) does not account for the effect of near-cash transfers on the financial resources available to families.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
This year, the House Agriculture Committee will hold hearings on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) was expanded in 2009 in response to the economic crisis, and the number of recipients and spending on the program grew rapidly during the Great Recession. Last year modest cuts were made to SNAP, but current congressional efforts to overhaul the program might translate into much larger program reductions.


Journal of Policy Analysis & Management (JPAM)

Preview the Winter 2015 Issue of JPAM

Featured Article: Can Genetics Predict Response to Complex Behaviorial Interventions?  
Duke researchers found that some children are more sensitive to their environments, for better and for worse. They have identified a gene variant that may serve as a marker for these children, who are among society’s most vulnerable.

Click here to listen to a podcast of Dustin Albert, describing the research, http://bit.ly/1tJA2xt.
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