Asia Ph.D. Award

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Award for Best Dissertation in Public Policy and Management in Asia 

The APPAM Policy Council approved creation of this award on November 2, 2005. Funding for the award currently comes from the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, "established in 2004 with the mission of educating and training the next generation of Asian policy-makers and leaders."
 
Its purpose is to reward and encourage quality research on practical public problems in Asia by emergent scholars.
 
Winners receive a cash award in the amount of $1,500 in addition to a plaque, recognition at the annual APPAM Fall Research Conference, and publication of an abstract in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM). A grant of up to $2,500 will be provided to cover the cost of travel to the conference to receive the award. The award will be offered on an annual basis but will not be made if suitable submissions are not received.
 
Any dissertation, whose substantive concern is public policy or management and deals with some real-life public problem in one or more countries in Asia, and accepted for the granting of a degree in the preceding academic year, will be eligible for the award. Dissertations from any discipline are acceptable as long as they are written in English and deal substantively with public policy or management issues in Asia. Nominations must be made by an institutional member of APPAM.

There are no limitations with respect to theoretical perspective, methodology, or sub discipline. All that will be required is that a substantial proportion of the dissertation deals with a public policy or management issue in one or more countries in Asia. For the purpose of the award the geographical limits of Asia follow the United Nations definition of Asia (which excludes Australia and New Zealand). The prize is open to applicants of all nationality, ethnicity, and place of residence. Any dissertation that has been completed in the academic years 2010-2011 or 2011-2012 and granted a degree in that period is eligible for consideration. No dissertation that has been completed prior to May 1, 2011, will be accepted. No previously submitted dissertations will be considered.
 
Nominations must come from programs that are institutional members of APPAM. Please send a letter of nomination (with the nominee’s current address, e-mail address, and phone number) carefully detailing the unique contributions this dissertation makes to the field and a digital copy of the dissertation to the APPAM office via email, to jmason@appam.org
 
Deadline for Nominations: Nominations are closed at this time.
 

Prior Recipients

2012-2013
Amit Patel, George Mason University
Slumulation: Framework to Explore Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Slum Formation in Ahmedabad, India
 
2011-2012
Li Tang, Georgia Institute of Technology
The U.S.-China Scientific Collaboration, Knowledge, Moderation, and China's Rise in Nanotechnology
 
2010-2011
Sophia Seung Young Lee, Oxford University
Labour Market Risks and Institutional Determinants: An International Comparative Study of Institutions and Non-Standard Employment with a Focus on East Asia
 
2009-2010
Young-Jung Kim, University of Colorado Denver
Mapping the Policy Networks: A Case Study of the Korean Foreign Labor Policy
 
2008-2009:
Lihua Yang, Arizona State University School of Public Affairs
Scholar Participated Governance: Combating Desertification and Other Dilemmas of Collective Action 
 
2007-2008:
Ying Li, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Health Benefits of Traffic-Related Particulate Matter Control Policies: The Case of Bangkok, Thailand 
 
2006-2007:
Hyun Koo Cho, University of Maryland-College Park School of Public Policy 
The American Banker as International Investor: Have the New Banking Powers in the U.S. Increased Volatility of Lending into Emerging Economies? 
 
2005-2006:
Shaoming Cheng, George Mason University School of Public Policy
Heterogeneous Preferences in the Location Choices of Japanese Investors in China: A Mixed Logit Approach 
 
 
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