Upcoming Events

Finding Consensus to Improve Our Tax Code
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September 23, 2014

Time:10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Center for American Progress, Washington, DC -20005



Tax reform appears stalled for now—a victim of the same political gridlock hindering action on a wide range of issues. But, politics aside, there is actually substantial agreement among tax policymakers on how to improve the tax code.
 
(10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
2014 Fall Conference presenters registration deadline
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September 26, 2014

All Day Event

All presenters at the 2014 Fall Research Conference must register by this date.
 
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APPAM International Conference
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September 29, 2014-September 30, 2014

All Day Event


In the wake of the 2008/2009 financial crisis have come increasing concerns that we may be witnessing the decline of the middle classes across the developed world. The forces underlying this uneasiness, of course, were at work before the crisis, but it seems to have hastened and aggravated their impact. Is the decades-long period of relative middle-class affluence at an end? Or will current difficulties pass as national economies strengthen?
 
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The Cost and Value of Biomedical Innovation: Implications for Health Policy
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October 01, 2014

Time:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: Brookings Institution, Washington, DC -20036



High-cost drugs and devices that address significant unmet medical needs have generated much attention lately. New treatments for many cancers and for infections like Hepatitis C have the potential to increase life expectancy and quality of life for affected patients. Many more such treatments are in development.
 
(09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
Paving the Way for Women in Construction: Creating Systems and Supports that Work
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October 01, 2014

Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

The Women’s Bureau will host a series of webinars that will explore key policy and programs for, among other things, improving women's preparation for and access to good jobs, including non-traditional occupations. The first installment will focus on improving women's representation in construction fields.
 
(02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

IBM Center

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Student Update: Fall 2014

APPAM Policy Council Student Representative Sarah Cordes discusses an important workshop taking place prior to this year's Fall Research Conference, networking opportunities at the conference, and the next opening for a student representative on the Association's Policy Council.

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2013 Fall Research Conference Poster Winners

November 7, 2013 12:22 PM

Best Dissertation in Public Policy and Management in Asia

Amit Patel, a postdoctoral research fellow at the George Mason University School of Public Policy, was selected as the winner of the Best Dissertation in Public Policy and Management in Asia. Patel’s dissertation, Slumulation: Framework to Explore Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Slum Formation in Ahmedabad, India, explores how slums form and expand, and what types of policy interventions could improve housing conditions for the urban poor. Earlier this year, Patel also received an Honorary Dissertation of the Year Award from NASPAA and the Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Award from George Mason University. He received his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the Center for Environmental Planning & Technology in India.

Thursday Poster Winners:

First place: Remedial Screening Tests, High School Grades, and College Success by Zun Tang and Sarah Truelsch, City University of New York

Second place: Improving the Measurement of STEM Gender and Racial Gaps in the Workforce by Yu-chieh Hsu, Janna E. Johnson, and Javaeria Qureshi, University of Illinois at Chicago

Third place: Is Facebook Making Us Greener? The Roles of Social Connectedness and Web Use in Shaping Conservation Priorities by Evan E. Johnson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Friday Poster Winners

First Place: The Bracero Program and Effects on Human Capital Investments in Mexico, 1942 - 1964 by Edward Lawrence Kosack, University of Colorado Boulder

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Second Place: Improving Energy Codes by Accounting for Social Damages by Grant D. Jacobsen, University of Oregon

(Note: We incorrectly listed Chris Calitz and Chris Millard, Johns Hopkins University, as the second place poster winner. Our apologies for the error.)

Third Place: Cliff Effects in Massachusetts Subsidized Child Care by Graham W. Wright, Brandeis University

Saturday Poster Winners

First Place: Are Increases in Maternal Education Positiver for Everyone? Testing Moderators of the Association Between Increases in Maternal Education and Children's Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes by Jessica F. Harding and Pamela Morris, New York University.

Second Place: State Firearm Laws and Firearm Ownership and Safety Practices Among Families of Preschool Age Children by Kate C. Prickett, University of Texas at Austin; Alexa Martin-Storey, Universite de Sherbrooke; and Robert Crosnoe, University of Texas at Austin.

Third Place: Effect of Facility Security Level on Prison Misconduct: A Regression Discontinuity Design by Sarah Tahamont, University of California, Berkeley.

 

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