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.

The Batten School

Spotlight: The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia

The Batten School develops leaders and generates new knowledge to solve the world's toughest public policy challenges.

APPAM's Online Paper Collection Resource

APPAM's Online Paper Collection Resource

Featuring papers from the 2014 Fall Research Conference, this online collection represents a selected cross-section of works on the most cutting edge public policy research being conducted today.


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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
APPAM President-elect Ron Haskins talks with staff about the Fall Research Conference and APPAM.
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.


Journal of Policy Analysis & Management (JPAM)

Preview the Winter 2015 Issue of JPAM

Featured Article: Waging War on Poverty: Poverty Trends Using a Historical Supplemental Poverty Measure 
Authors Liana Fox, Christopher Wimer, Irwin Garfinkel, Neeraj Kaushal and Jane Waldfogel found that government programs have played a particularly important role in alleviating child poverty and deep poverty, especially during economic downturns.

Click here to listen to a podcast of Liana Fox, describing the research, http://bit.ly/1Ct1qY3.
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