Poster Session Awards

The APPAM Policy Council approved creation of this award on March 30, 2007. There is no external funding for this award and the recipients do not receive cash prizes.
APPAM seeks to reward and encourage excellence in research by new/emerging scholars as represented among the poster sessions delivered at the Annual Fall Research Conference.
Up to three poster presentations will be recognized each year through this award. The presenters of the winning poster sessions each will receive a custom prize ribbon created specifically for the award.
All poster sessions presented at the Fall Research Conference will be eligible for the award provided that they are presented in person during one of the three poster sessions.
A selection committee of three people will be appointed by APPAM to review the posters on display at the conference, attend the poster presentations, and, at the conclusion of the presentations, select up to three posters to receive the award, one per poster session.

Previous Recipients

2015 Fall Research Conference

Thursday, November 12
First placeObesity, Carbonated Soft Drink Prices and Water Shortages, Patricia Ritter, University of Chicago
Second placeAccess to Early Childhood Services for Young Children Experiencing HomelessnessStaci M. Perlman and Sara H. Shaw, University of Delaware
Third placeSex, Drug, and Births: How Changes in International Provision of Contraceptive Supply Affect Fertility in Zambia, Jennifer Shen, Duke University

Friday, November 13

First placeSampling the Extreme Poor: Notes from a Systematic and Venue-Based Study, Elizabeth Talbert, Kathryn Edin, Andrew Cherlin and Robert Francis, Johns Hopkins University
Second placeDesa Siaga: An Evaluation of an Innovative Program to Promote Safe Motherhood in Indonesia, Amy R. Finnegan, Duke University
Third placeMulti-Year Analysis of Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Outcomes in Missouri, Tori Rockwell, Colleen Heflin, Jake Cronin and Ashley Price, University of Missouri

Saturday, November 14
First placeThe Effect of Subway Access on School Choice, Luis Andres Herskovic and Sebastian Gallegos, University of Chicago
Second placeAccountability, Schools and Student Discipline: Accountability and Its Influence on High-School Suspension Rates, E. Christine Baker-Smith, New York University
Third placeThe Impact of Adjunct Instructors on College Student Academic and Labor Market Outcome, Xiaotao Ran and Di Xu, Columbia University 

2014 Fall Research Conference

Thursday, November 6
First place: Obtaining Experimental Evidence Regarding the Effectiveness of Interventions Intended to Support the Success of Freshman STEM Undergraduates, Marvin Mandell, Lisa Dickson, Dave Marcotte, and Kenneth Maton, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Second place: Temporary Housing or Permanent Homes? Determinants of Tenure Among Public Housing Residents, Prentiss Dantzler, Rutgers University
Third place: Family Formation and Urban Flight, Marvin Ward, Ginger Moored, and Lori Metcalf, DC Office of Revenue Analysis
Honorable Mentions
Color and the Classroom: Publicolor as a Case Study for the Impacts of Design on Engagement and Learning, Kate Schwartz and Elise Cappella, New York University
Racial Demographic Change and Municipal Lawmaking: A Test of Racial Threat Theory in Estimating the Risk of the Enactment of a Juvenile Curfew Ordinance, Portia Allen-Kyle, Rutgers University
The Outsourcing of Federal Regulation: The Case of Food Safety, Jocelyn Johnston and Rebecca Yurman, American University

Friday, November 7
First place: Matching Techniques, Data Characteristics, and Program Access: Evidence from Direct Certification for School Meal Benefits, Quinn Moore, Andrew Gothro, Kevin Conway, and Brandon Kyler, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Second place: Getting inside the Black Box: Using Behavioral Insights to Market a Voluntary Government Program, Randall Juras and Jacob Alex Klerman, Abt Associates, Inc.
Third place: Parent's Long-Term Care Needs and Economic Status of Adult Children, Kanika Arora, Syracuse University

Saturday, November 8
First place: Should Students Earn an Associate Degree Before Transferring to a Four-Year Institution, Elizabeth Kopko, Columbia University
Second place: Do Visible Tattoos Affect Recidivism? Kaitlyn Harger, West Virginia University
Third place: Cost-Effectiveness in the Context of Budget Restoration: Implementing the Local Control Funding Formula in the Los Angeles Unified School District, David S. Knight, University of Southern California

2013 Fall Research Conference

Thursday, November 7
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, November 8
First place: The Bracero Program and Effects on Human Capital Investments in Mexico, 1942 - 1964 by Edward Lawrence Kosack, University of Colorado Boulder
Second place: Improving Energy Codes by Accounting for Social Damages by Grant D. Jacobsen, University of Oregon
Third place: Cliff Effects in Massachusetts Subsidized Child Care by Graham W. Wright, Brandeis University

Saturday, November 9
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

2012 Fall Research Conference

Thursday, November 8
First place: Income Estimation for Non-Household Members in the Redesigned SIPP Instrument, Lindsay Monte and Ashley Edwards, U.S. Census Bureau.
Second place: Is Differential Within Household Migration Capture Effectively with the National Change of Address Registry? Alison K. Fields, William K. Koerber, and Amy O'Hara, U.S. Census Bureau
Third place: Community-Based Support for Coping with Hard Times: Searching for What Works for Disadvantaged Families, Sandra Danziger, Richard Rodems, Carolyn Barnes, and Sue Ann Savas, University of Michigan

Friday, November 9
First place: The Validity of Instrumental Variable Analysis in Comparative Effectiveness Research, Laura F. Garabedian, Paula Chu, Darren Toh, Alan Zaslavsky, and Stephen Soumerai, Harvard University
Second place: Addressing the Multiple testing Problem in Subgroup Analysis in the Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation, Daniel Gubits, Abt Associates; Jorgen Harris, MDRC; Meghan McCormick, New York University; and Amy Lowenstein, MDRC
Third place: The Effect of Early-Life Education on Later-Life Mortality, Dan A. Black and Yu-Chieh Hsu, University of Chicago; Lowell J. Taylor, Carnegie Mellon University

Saturday, November 10
First place
: On Persistent Poverty in a Rich Country, Tomnoy Islam, Jenny Minier, and James P. Ziliak, University of Kentucky
Second place: The Impact of Abortion on Young Women's Marriage Decisions, Rouding Tan, City University of New York
Third place: Public Sector Strategies to Overcome Fiscal Constraints and Serve the Public Interest Through Public Private Partnerships, Eric Boyer, George Washington University

2011 APPAM Fall Research Conference Poster Session Winners

Thursday, November 3
First place The Impact of Adequate Prenatal Care in a Developing Country: Testing the WHO Recommendations, Gissele Gajate-Garrido, International Food Policy Research Institute 
Second place Spillover, False Positives, and the Demography of Urban Policing, Amanda Geller, Columbia University
Third place Job Displacement and the Duration of Joblessness: The Roles of Spatial Mismatch,  Frederik Andersson, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland; Mark Lutzbach, US Census Bureau; Henry Pollakowski, Harvard University; Daniel Weinberg, US Census Bureau
Friday, November 4
First place Does Greater Autonomy Improve School Performance?  Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Analysis in Chicago,  Matthew P. Steinberg, University of Chicago
Second place Impacts of Accountability on Teacher Quality and Assignment: A Quasi-Experimental Approach,  Niu Gao, Florida State University
Third place Additional Returns to Investing in Girls Education?  Effects on Learning Outcomes of Younger Siblings, Javaeria Qureshi, University of Chicago   
Saturday, November 5
First place Was There a Race to the Bottom After Welfare Reform?  Sarah Burns, University of Kentucky
Second place The Price of Impatience: Municipal Bond Liquidity and Its Implications, Justin Marlowe, University of Washington
Third place Investment Determinants of Cultural Building, Joanna Woronkowicz, University of Chicago   

2010 APPAM Fall Research Conference Poster Session Winners

Thursday, November 4
First place Effects of State Child Safety Seat Laws on Injuries and Fatalities, Jill Cannon, Rebecca Kilburn and Brian Weatherford
Second place Divorce and Women's Risk of Health Insurance Loss, Bridget Lavelle and Pamela Smock
Third place The Role of Debt on the Transition to Adulthood, Fenaba Addo
Friday, November 5
First place Improving policy through web-enhanced qualitative interviews (the case of methamphetamine) Tim Mulcahy, Henry Brownstein and Johannes Huessy
Second place Tying local policy, management, and institutional arrangements to environmental outcomes: The role of urban forests in municipal sustainability initiatives, Rachel Krause and Sarah Mincey
Third place Evaluating Support for Municipal Government Term Limits: Evidence from a National Survey of Municipal Officials, Douglas Ihrke, Nathan Grasse, Brian Cherry and Grace Chikoto
Saturday, November 6
First place Choosing Where to Teach: The Effect of Teacher Quality of the Charter Versus Public School Decision, Lauren Calimeris
Second place Labor Market Conditions and Medicare Utilization and Spending, Jennifer Mellor and Melissa McInerney
Third place The Effects of Stability of Health Insurance Coverage on Access to Healthcare Among Non-Elderly Populations of Chicago, Adetokunbo Oluwole   

2009 APPAM Fall Research Conference Poster Session Winners

Irma Arteaga, University of Minnesota, Non-Instrumental Variables Approaches for Modeling Attrition: The Case of the Long-Term Effects of Early Education
Myong-Hyun Go, Pardee RAND Graduate School, Effective Smoking Cessation Programs for Adolescent Smokers in School
Anna Johnson, Columbia University, Who Uses Child Care Subsidies Comparing Recipients to Eligible Non-Recipients on Family Demographic Characteristics and Child Care Preferences

2008 APPAM Fall Research Conference Poster Session Winners 

Nathan Gray, University of Arkansas, The Effect of the Ohio Charter School Policy on Traditional Public School Achievement
Kyoungsun Heo, Indiana University, The Impact of the Climate Challenge Program on the CO2 Emissions Generated by Investor-Owned Utilities: A Program Evaluation
Janet Rosenbaum, Harvard University, Comparing the Sexual Behavior or Virginity Pledgers and Similar Non-Pledgers

2007 APPAM Fall Research Conference Poster Session Winners

Brian Cadena, University of Michigan, How Do Immigrants Respond to Competition from Similarly Skilled Natives
Jennifer Cartland, Children's Memorial Research Center, Children with Parents Involved with the Justice System — The First Report from a New Demonstration Project
Wenli Yan, University of Kentucky, Revenue Diversification, Economic Base and Revenue Stability: County Level Analysis
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