Kenneth Couch, JPAM Editor-in-Chief
Professor Kenneth Couch Takes Editor Reins at JPAM
July 1, 2014 01:00 PM
Today APPAM welcomes Kenneth Couch, Professor at the University of Connecticut, as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM). Starting July 1, the University of Connecticut is the JPAM's new institution of record for the next five years. JPAM is the leading journal in the field of public policy and public management.
Couch received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin. His research interests include a wide ranging set of topics dealing with disadvantaged groups in society and the labor market and public policies designed to assist them. Couch has written extensively about the experiences of workers who experience layoffs, groups who are historically discriminated against in the labor market, and evaluated the effects of many different public programs, such as workfare and Social Security. Couch previously served as an Associate Editor of JPAM under the previous Editor-in-Chief, Maureen Pirog.
Other changes to JPAM taking place today are:
Maureen Pirog, Indiana University, replacing Eugene McGregor as Book Review Editor
Jason Fletcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, replacing Christopher Carpenter as managing editor
Robert Bifulco, Syracuse University, replacing Tom Dee as a co-editor
Burt S. Barnow replacing Rebecca Maynard as section editor of Methods for Policy Analysis
Elizabeth Grady, University of Southern California, joins as co-editor
Richard V. Burkhauser, Cornell University, replacing Kenneth Couch as section editor for Point/Counterpoint
Christian Zimmermann, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, joins as co-editor
Jill Placzek, University of Connecticut, is replacing Bobby Joan Farner as editorial assistant
JPAM was founded by APPAM in 1981 through the merger of two journals: Policy Analysis and Public Policy. The Journal has been published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell since its inception. This peer-reviewed research journal disseminates the highest quality multidisciplinary research in public policy and management, building a professional community of scholars and practitioners devoted to more effective policy analysis and management. JPAM welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from all sources.