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Measuring Health Insurance Coverage: Improvements and New Opportunities in the Current Population Su
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September 17, 2014

Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

This free webinar will discuss the use of CPS for applied policy research and explore the survey redesign. Both new and experienced researchers are encouraged to register.
(01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
The Value of Higher Education—And How to Further Strengthen It
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September 18, 2014-September 19, 2014

All Day Event
Location: Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington, DC -20036

This conference will highlight CAPSEE’s recent research on the labor market returns to a broad range of higher education pathways. In four plenary sessions and 15 breakout sessions, participants will explore how that research can be used to inform higher education policy focused on performance-based accountability, college affordability, and improving economic outcomes for students. Conference presenters include national experts in postsecondary education, policy, and practice.
(All Day Event)
Aftermath: The Unintended Consequences of Public Policies
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September 18, 2014

Time:12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Cato Institute, Washington, DC -20001

Featuring the author Thomas E. Hall, Professor of Economics, Miami University of Ohio; with comments by Jason Kuznicki, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; and Patrick McLaughlin, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.
(12:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
Reforming Medicare: What Does the Public Think?
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September 19, 2014

Time:09:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: AEI, Washington, DC -20036

The Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) are collaborating to ask: if you were to redesign Medicare without spending more money, what would you keep and what would you change?
(09:15 AM - 11:00 AM)
CAP: The Cost of Climate Inaction
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September 19, 2014

Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Center for American Progress, Washington, DC -20005

The Center for American Progress cordially invites you to a discussion with White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan on the costs of climate inaction and how current investments in climate can mitigate climate change and bolster the economy. This timely discussion will take place in anticipation of the U.N. Climate Summit.
(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

IBM Center

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Student Update: Fall 2014

APPAM Policy Council Student Representative Sarah Cordes discusses an important workshop taking place prior to this year's Fall Research Conference, networking opportunities at the conference, and the next opening for a student representative on the Association's Policy Council.


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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