APPAM and ICPA-Forum Award 2014 Best Comparative Paper
October 17, 2014 10:00 AM
The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), in conjunction with the International Comparative Policy Analysis (ICPA) Forum, are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Award for Best Comparative Paper. Sanya Carley, Jennifer Brass, Elizabeth Baldwin, and Lauren M. MacLean were selected for their paper Global Expansion of Renewable Energy Generation: An Analysis of Policy Instruments, originally presented at APPAM’s 2013 Fall Research Conference in Washington, DC. APPAM and the ICPA-Forum seek to reward and encourage excellence in comparative policy analysis as represented in research papers delivered at the conference.
“This paper offers ambitious and original research that analyzes the differences between countries by developing a comparative framework for policy instruments,” said Antonia Maioni, Chair of the Joint International Adjudication Committee, “including an extensive cross-national dataset. In addition to a robust research design, it offers a rich literature review on renewable energy and on policy instruments; both are exceptional contributions to both policy analysis and energy policy design and set up a wide arena for further comparative public policy research.”
The authors’ research evaluated the effect of several energy policies used throughout the world to overcome economic, institutional, and political barriers to renewable energy development, testing the relationship between policies and renewable energy output. Their results suggest that national level policies can increase renewable energy generation, with suites of policies being more effective than individual ones.
Sanya Carley is an Associate Professor at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with research interests in energy policy, applied econometrics, and policy instruments. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jennifer Brass is an Assistant Professor at at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with interests in African politics, non-governmental organizations, energy and international development, and comparative public administration. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Elizabeth Baldwin is in her final year of postdoctorate studies at Indiana University, with a primary research interest in natural resource policy implementation. She received her J.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Lauren M. MacLean is an Associate Professor at Indiana University-Bloomington; her research interests include comparative political economy and public policy, with a focus on the politics of state formation and social welfare. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
The award will be presented to the authors at the 2014 Fall Research Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.