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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!

 
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Aviation Security, Risk Assessment, and Risk Aversion for Public Decisionmaking

Mark G. Stewart and John Mueller estimate risk reductions for each layer of security designed to prevent commercial passenger airliners from being commandeered by terrorists, kept under control for some time, and then crashed into specific targets.

 
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Expanding Opportunity in America

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his new antipoverty proposal that reforms public assistance programs for low-income Americans. This plan encourages state and local policy innovation and encourages rigorous program evaluations.

 
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Spotlight: AcademyHealth

Since its inception, AcademyHealth has been advancing the health policy field 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 more.

 
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Have You Registered for the International Conference in Spain Yet?

Join Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (UMD), and APPAM in Segovia, Spain, September 29–30, 2014.

 
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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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

APPAM News

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Authors Mark G. Stewart and John Mueller estimates risk reductions for each layer of security designed to prevent commercial passenger airliners from being commandeered by terrorists, kept under control for some time, and then crashed into specific targets. Probabilistic methods are used to characterize the uncertainty of rates of deterrence, detection, and disruption, as well as losses.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Last Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his new antipoverty proposal that reforms public assistance programs for low-income Americans. This plan encourages state and local policy innovation and encourages rigorous program evaluations.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Historically, there have been persistent differences between the high school completion rates and standardized test scores of white and black students. These differences narrowed between the mid-1960s and the mid-1980s as the educational outcomes of black students improved dramatically. Then, for reasons that previous researchers have been unable to explain, this progress stopped.
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.

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