Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Wonk Podcast: Intro & Episode 1

As young people flock to cities, more and more notice the burden of high rent. Why is rent so high, and how do we know when it's a problem? Spence breaks down rental markets with urban economist Dr. Sam Staley: how do we measure changes in the housing market, how do we decide between good and bad development, and who are the YIMBY unicorns?

Paul Decker, Ph.D., Mathematica CEO and APPAM president-elect
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Allies, Adversaries, or Strange Bedfellows? The Relationship Between Research, Politics, & Policy

Over 100 people attended and 500 people viewed the APPAM and Mathematica Policy Research roundtable/webinar, Allies, Adversaries, or Strange Bedfellows? The Relationship Between Research, Politics, & Policy on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. The panel included Paul Decker, Mathematica CEO; Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs; Chuck Clapton, minority health policy director, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; Judy Feder, professor of public policy, Georgetown University and health policy fellow, Urban Institute; and Wendell Primus, senior policy adviser in the Office of the House Minority Leader. The panel took questions from the live audience and from web viewers after an initial discussion about the role research plays in the policy process.

This will be the first in a series of forums and events jointly hosted by APPAM and its institutional members designed to help better connect the worlds of research and policy. Upcoming events will feature additional institutional members and focus on a wide range of topics and interest areas.


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