Monday, March 12, 2018

There is No Place Like Home... and Dorothy's Ruby Slippers | APPAM Leadership Blog Series

Having spent my childhood in Kansas, I’m all about Dorothy’s ruby slippers. There is in fact no place like home, and I’m proud to call APPAM my professional home for the past three plus decades. This will be APPAM’s 40th research conference—our ruby anniversary. Never has rigorous policy evidence been more important. We must continue to attract and support young professionals to grow and improve our field.

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Corporate Tax Cuts and Foreign Direct Investment

Dec 11, 2014 03:30 PM

Accurate policy evaluation is central to optimal policymaking, but difficult to achieve. Most often, analysts have to work with observational data and cannot directly observe the counterfactual of a policy to assess its effect accurately.


Early-Life Origins of Life-Cycle Well-Being

Nov 25, 2014 02:00 PM

Mounting evidence across different disciplines suggests that early-life conditions can have consequences on individual outcomes throughout the life cycle. Relative to other developed countries, the United States fares poorly on standard indicators of early-life health, and this disadvantage may have profound consequences not only for population well-being, but also for economic growth and competitiveness in a global economy.


Unintended Consequences: How Child Support Programs Discourage Employment for Low-Income Families

Dec 06, 2013 02:00 PM

Child support programs are designed to reinforce stability for children from disjointed families. A recent study, however, shows that these programs negatively impact low-income families. In the 2013 article published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, authors explore how accumulating debt tied to childbirth costs negatively impacts a father’s employment status and child support payments owed.


Summer 2013 JPAM Preview

A summary of papers in the Summer 2013 edition of the JPAM, including a look at performance-based contracting in social welfare, Medicaid spending, state unemployment, teacher pensions, and aviation security.


APPAM to Host Conference Call Regarding JPAM RFP

Jun 17, 2013 07:30 PM

APPAM is soliciting bids to host the editorial office for the next editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM). The contract for the current editor, Maureen Pirog, expires in June 2014 and proposals are being sought for a five year period, starting in July 2014. To help institutional members interested in submitting a proposal, APPAM is holding an informational conference call on June 27th, 2:00 p.m. EST to answer any questions.


Preview the Spring 2013 JPAM

Mar 29, 2013 01:00 PM

A preview of the Spring 2013 JPAM, including a Point/Counterpoint on China's One-Child Policy, a policy retrospective on class size and student outcomes, and International Conference and other APPAM news.​


JPAM Call for Papers: Empirical Strategies in International Development Research

Mar 27, 2013 01:00 PM

JPAM invites papers for a symposium on "Empirical Strategies in International Development Research." 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 symposium seeks to assess as well as showcase cutting edge empirical work in this vein.


Call for Papers: Qualitative and Mixed-Methods for Policy Analysis

Jan 29, 2013 03:11 PM

The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM) invites submissions of papers for a special symposium on “Qualitative and Mixed-Methods for Policy Analysis.” The symposium will include papers that focus specifically on advances in these methodologies as well as papers that evaluate the efficacy and/or implementation of government programs, policies, laws and/or managerial innovations using these methods.


Preview of the Winter 2013 JPAM

Jan 07, 2013 07:25 PM

What's inside the Winter 2013 JPAM.


What's Inside the Fall 2012 JPAM

Oct 01, 2012 05:00 PM

A look at the articles found in the Fall 2012 JPAM.

Results: 14 Articles found.
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