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Raymond Vernon Memorial Award

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Raymond Vernon Memorial Prize for the Best Research Article Published in JPAM
 
APPAM created the Raymond Vernon Memorial award in 1985. All funding for the award comes from a special grant to APPAM from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Initially called the Vernon Prize, the title was amended to add "Memorial" after Raymond Vernon died in August 1999. Among his many lifetime accomplishments, Vernon contributed to the Marshall Plan for rebuilding Europe after World War II, led the development team for the Peanut M&M (tm), was among the first to conduct quantitative analyses of stock markets using computers, served on the faculty of the Harvard University Business School and the Kennedy School of Government, and was the founding editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM).
 
APPAM seeks to recognize excellence in research by annually selecting a research paper published in the current volume of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management to receive the Vernon Memorial Prize.
 
The author(s) of the winning article share a cash award in the amount of $1,000 in addition to a certificate, recognition at the annual APPAM Fall Research Conference, and recognition in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. A separate grant covering travel costs to the Fall Research Conference also will be provided to one author.
 
Any research article accepted for publication in the current volume of the journal is eligible for the award.
 
The journal's editorial office and current editor are in charge of the selection process, including the appointment of three persons to serve as the prize selection committee. The committee reviews all research articles that are scheduled for publication in the current volume of the journal.
 

Past Recipients of the Vernon Memorial Award:

2013 Vernon Prize:
Susan Dynarski, Joshua Hyman, and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach. "Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Childhood Investments on Postsecondary Degree Attainment and Degree Completion", Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 32, No. 4, 2013.
Prize Committee: Dylan Conger, Jacob Vigdor, Jason Fletcher, and Robert Wood

2012 Vernon Prize:
Robert G. Wood, Sheena McConnell, Quinn Moore, Andrew Clarkwest, and JoAnn Hsueh. "The Effects of Building Strong Families: A Healthy Marriage and Relationship Skills Education Program for Unmarried Parents", Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 31, No. 2, 2012.

2011 Vernon Prize:
Silvie Colman and Ted Joyce. "Regulating Abortion: Impact on Patients and Providers in Texas", Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 30, No. 4, 2011.
Prize Committee: Jane Waldfogel (Chair), Jens Ludwig, Richard Murnane, Kristin Seefeldt
 
2010 Vernon Prize:
Jennifer L. Steele, Richard J. Murnane, and John B. Willett. "Do Financial Incentives Help Low-Performing Schools Attract and Keep Academically Talented Teachers? Evidence from California."  JPAM Volume 29, No. 3.  
Prize Committee: Carolyn Hill, Chair, Brian Jacob, Ashlyn Aiko Nelson, Jane Waldfogel
 
2009 Vernon Prize:
Ronald Mincy, Jennifer Hill, and Marilyn Sinkewicz. "Marriage: Cause or Mere Indicator of Future Earning Growth?", Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 28, No. 3: 417 - 439. 2009.
Prize Committee: Burt Barnow, Lori Bennear, Susan Yackee, Vivian Wong
 
2008 Vernon Prize:
Philip J. Cook, Robert MacCoun, Clara Muschkin and Jacob Vigdor. "The Negative Impacts of Starting Middle School in Sixth Grade", Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 27, No. 1: 104 - 121. 2008.
Prize Committee: Burt Barnow, Trevor Brown, Leonard Lopoo, Katherine O'Regan
 
2007 Vernon Prize:
Mark G. Duggan and Melissa Schettini Kearney. "The Impact of Child SSI Enrollment on Household Outcomes," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 26, No. 4: 861 - 885. 2007.
Prize Committee: Carolyn Heinrich, Leonard Lopoo, Steven Raphael, Kathleen Ziol-Guest
 
2006 Vernon Prize:
Ioan Voicu and Ingrid Gould Ellen. "Nonprofit Housing and Neighborhood Spillovers," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 25, No. 1: 31 - 52. 2006.
Prize Committee: Robert Plotnick, Carolyn Heinrich, Leanna Stiefel
 
2005 Vernon Prize:
William Spelman. "Jobs or Jails? The Crime Drop in Texas," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 24, No. 1: 133 - 165. 2005.
Prize Committee: Lawrence Mead, William Gormley, Robert Plotnick
 
2004 Vernon Prize:
Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, Jacob L. Vigdor, and Roger Aliaga Diaz. "Do School Accountability Systems Make it More Difficult for Low-Performing Schools to Attract and Retain High-Quality Teachers?" Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 23, No. 2: 251 - 271. 2004.
Prize Committee: Jens Ludwig, Peter May, Richard Murnane
 
2003 Vernon Prize:
Howard Bloom, Carolyn Hill, and James Riccio. "Linking Program Implementation and Effectiveness: Lessons from a Pooled Sample of Welfare-to-Work Experiments," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 22, No. 4: 551 - 575. 2003.
Prize Committee: Helen F. Ladd, Winston Harrington, Timothy Smeeding
 
2002 Vernon Prize:
Jennifer Hill, Jane Waldfogel, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. "Assessing the Differential Effects of High Quality Child Care: A New Approach for Exploiting Post-Treatment Variables," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 21, No. 4: 601 - 627. 2002.|
Prize Committee: Arleen Leibowitz, Howard Margolis, David Weimer
 
2001 Vernon Prize:
Michael J. G. van Eeten. "Recasting Intractable Policy Issues: The Wider Implications of the Netherlands Civil Aviation Controversy," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 20, No. 3: 391 - 414. 2001.
Prize Committee: Lee S. Friedman, Donald F. Kettl, Katherine O'Regan
 
2000 Vernon Prize:
Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern, Peter Nelson. "On the Accuracy of Regulatory Cost Estimates," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 19, No. 2: 297 - 322. 2000.
Prize Committee: John Mendeloff, Gary Burtless, Jack Nagel
 
1999 Vernon Prize:
Nancy Shulock. "The Paradox of Policy Analysis: If it is Not Used, Why do We Produce So Much of it?" Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 18, No. 2: 226 - 244. 1999.
Prize Committee: Mary Bryna Sanger, John Hird, Eric A. Hanushek
 
1998 Vernon Prize:
Marcia K. Meyers, Bonnie Glaser, and Karin Mac Donald. "On the Front Lines of Welfare Delivery: Are Workers Implementing Policy Reforms?" Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 17, No. 1: 1 - 22. 1998.
Prize Committee: Peter Reuter, William Gorham, Peter May
 
1997 Vernon Prize:
Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig. "Weighing the Burden of ‘Acting White’: Are There Race Differences in Attitudes Toward Education?" Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 16, No. 2: 256 - 278. 1997.
Prize Committee: Raymond Vernon, Irwin Feller, Laurence E. Lynn Jr.
 
1996 Vernon Prize:
Bruno S. Frey and Felix Oberholzer-Gee. "Fair Sitting Procedures: An Empirical Analysis of Their Importance and Characteristics," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 15, No. 3: 353 - 376. 1996.
Prize Committee: Philip J. Cook, John Brandl, David Weimer
 
1995 Vernon Prize:
James T Hamilton. "Testing for Environmental Racism: Prejudice, Profits, Political Power?" Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 14, No. 1: 107 -132. 1995.
Prize Committee: Irwin Feller, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Janet A. Weiss
 
1994 Vernon Prize:
Laurence E. Lynn, Jr. "Public Management Research: The Triumph of Art Over Science," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 13, No. 2: 231 - 259. 1994.
Prize Committee: John M. Mendeloff, Eric A. Hanushek, Donald F. Kettl
 
1993 Vernon Prize:
Robert S. Chirinko and Edward P. Harper, Jr. "Buckle Up or Slow Down? New Estimates of Offsetting Behavior and Their Implications for Automobile Safety Regulation," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 12, No. 2:270 - 296. 1993.
Prize Committee: Susan Rose-Ackerman, Donna R. Leff, Samuel L. Myers, Jr.
 
1992 Vernon Prize:
Sung Deuk Hahm, Mark S. Kamlet, David C. Mowery, and Tsai-Tsu Su. "The Influence of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act on Federal Budgetary Outcomes, 1986 - 1989," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 11, No. 2: 207 - 234. 1992.
Prize Committee: Otto A. Davis, Phillip J. Cook, John Mendeloff
 
1991 Vernon Prize:
Frederick W. Mayer. "Domestic Politics and the Strategy of International Trade," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 10, No. 2: 222 - 246. 1991.
Prize Committee: Edward M. Gramlich, Mary Bryna Sanger, Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.
 
1990 Vernon Prize:
William N. Trumbull. "Who has Standing in Cost-Benefit Analysis?" Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 9, No. 2: 201 - 218. 1990.
Prize Committee: Lucian Pugliaresi, John Brandl, William Gorham
 
1989 Vernon Prize:
Richard V. Burkhauser and T. Aldrich Finegan. "The Minimum Wage and the Poor: The End of a Relationship," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 8, No. 1: 53 - 71. 1989.
Prize Committee: Susan Rose-Ackerman, Martin A. Levin, John Mendeloff
 
1988 Vernon Prize:
Dani Rodrick and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Dilemma of Government Responsiveness," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 7, No. 4: 601 - 620. 1988.
Prize Committee: Sidney Weintraub, Otto A. Davis, Thomas C. Schelling
 
1987 Vernon Prize:
Edward M. Gramlich. "Cooperation and Competition in Public Welfare Policies," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 6, No. 3: 417 - 431. 1987.
 
1986 Vernon Prize:
Dale Whittington and Duncan MacRae, Jr. "The Issue of Standing in Cost-Benefit Analysis," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 5, No. 4: 665 - 682. 1986.
 
1985 Vernon Prize:
Robert D. Behn. "Cutback Budgeting," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 4, No. 2: 155 - 177. 1985.
 

 

 
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