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Last day to register online for the Fall Research Conference
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October 31, 2014

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Final day to secure the online discount rate for the 2014 Fall Research Conference.
 
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Can We Make Government Work?
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October 31, 2014

Time:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Brookings Institution, Washington, DC -20036



The role of the federal government and its perceived ineffectiveness are topics of hot debate in Washington and throughout the U.S., particularly as the 2014 mid-term elections approach.
 
(10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Deadline for presentation aids for Fall Conference
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November 03, 2014

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Send your presentation aids (slideshows, handouts, etc) to APPAM by this date to guarantee your material will be available online and onsite.
 
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Data, Demand, and Demographics: A Symposium on Housing Finance
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November 05, 2014

All Day Event
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and Int'l Trade Center, Washington, DC -20229



The Urban Institute and CoreLogic are pleased to invite you to the second annual Data, Demand, and Demographics Symposium. The Symposium will address a diverse array of current and future housing market issues confronting consumers, businesses, and policymakers.
 
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Beyond the Degree: Bringing Career Options Into Focus
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November 05, 2014

Time:12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM -87102



The professional development workshop (PDW), held before the start of the Fall Research Conference, is aimed at supporting students in all stages of their education, from undergraduate through postdoctoral. This year's workshop series, Beyond the Degree: Bringing Career Options Into Focus, features panel sessions that bring faculty and policymakers together to speak to three major career avenues of importance to students.
 
(12:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

IBM Center

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Read APPAM's Inaugural Annual Report for 2014

APPAM is pleased to present to its members the Association's first annual report. It is the hope of the Executive Committee and the APPAM staff that this report will provide members with the information needed to stay abreast of the Association's work, the challenges being faced, and the innovations it has embraced.

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JPAM Call for Papers: Empirical Strategies in International Development Research

March 27, 2013 09:00 AM

The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM) invites papers for a symposium on Empirical Strategies in International Development Research. Since the end of World War II, hundreds of billions of dollars have been invested directly by developed country governments, or indirectly via multilateral institutions, to promote economic development in the Global South. Private foundations have also become major players in at least some categories of development aid. Yet, the results of these resource flows have been variable, at best, and discouraging, at worst. An important reason behind “aid fatigue” is the belief that resource transfers via foreign aid have insufficiently achieved their goal: to promote economic development. This has been attributed to a range of factors that include poor choices about development instruments, the challenging institutional and social contexts in which development efforts take place and even the shortcomings of aid beneficiaries. Fears of inefficiency, abuse and fraud abound. Scholars have responded by seeking to empirically assess “what actually works”; alas, their efforts have often been frustrated by a range of methodological problems that include establishing causality and reliably estimating the effects of policy inputs.

Download the full Call for Papers.

Encouragingly, however, in the last two decades scholars have pioneered new empirical techniques to address these problems. These include the use of randomized field experiments and sophisticated econometric techniques. This JPAM symposium seeks to assess as well as showcase cutting edge empirical work in this vein. We invite papers that explore how the efficacy of different types of interventions in different types of institutional and social settings and targeted at different audiences might be assessed in relation to well specified development objectives. We invite both original papers as well as papers which coherently weave together extant work. JPAM is the flagship journal of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management. It typically ranks among the top public policy journals. While JPAM readership is sophisticated, we would like the papers to be written in a way that makes them accessible to wide audiences.

Submissions for this special issue should be made through the regular online submission
process for the journal at editorialexpress.com/jpam/.

Please indicate with your submission that you would like your paper to be considered for this special issue. Initial submissions for this symposium will be accepted until July 1, 2013. Professor Victor A. Menaldo and Professor Aseem Prakash will serve as guest editors for this symposium along with JPAM editor-in-chief, Dr. Maureen Pirog. Please direct all enquiries to the guest editors.

Download the full Call for Papers.

 

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