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Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy
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December 01, 2014

Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Brookings Institution, Washington, DC -20036



From its earliest days, the Obama administration developed six domestic policy initiatives that incorporated evidence of effectiveness into the grant selection process. These initiatives span preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy, employment and training, health, and community-based programs.
 
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December 02, 2014

Time:12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Attend this one hour workshop and learn about hiring trends and career options in public service, related graduate programs, and meet faculty, staff and graduate students from the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs. Lunch provided for attendees.
 
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Education That Works
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December 02, 2014

Time:06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium, Washington, DC -20036



AEI's exclusive Vision Talks series convenes America’s leading scholars, thinkers, and practitioners to offer fresh perspectives on key areas of policy and public debate. These talks will be filmed and disseminated as standalone videos, such as Robert Doar's “What works in helping the poor?” talk.
 
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AEI: Vision That Works
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December 02, 2014

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Location: Grosvenor Auditorium, NGS, Washington, DC -20036



EI’s exclusive Vision Talks series convenes America’s leading scholars, thinkers, and practitioners to offer fresh perspectives on key areas of policy and public debate. These talks will be filmed and disseminated as standalone videos, such as Robert Doar’s “What works in helping the poor?” talk.
 
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Does Public Funding of Science Enhance Scientific Progress?
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December 03, 2014

Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location: Cato Institute, Washington, DC -20001



Featuring Terence Kealey, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, University of Buckingham; moderated by Patrick Michaels, Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute.
 
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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.

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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.

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