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Host the 2018 Public Policy Camp: RFP Process is Open

Public Policy Camp is an initiative to introduce the field of public policy to a group of students who might not otherwise be familiar with it, as well as increase the pipeline of diverse students into APPAM institutional member graduate public policy and public affairs schools. APPAM is requesting proposals from institutional members to host the 2018 event.


March 2018 Student Member Update

Mar 16, 2018 05:00 PM

DC Regional Student Conference, Fall Research Conference Submissions, JPAM Podcast.


March 2018 Institutional Representative Update

Mar 16, 2018 05:00 PM

Celebrating 40 years with the 40 for 40 Fellowship, Institutional Reps Spring Meeting, Fall Research Conference Sponsorships.


March 2018 Professional Member Update

Mar 16, 2018 05:00 PM

Celebrating 40 years with the 40 for 40 Fellowship, Fall Research Conference Submissions, JPAM Podcast.​


The Internal and External Validity of the Regression Discontinuity Design: A Meta-Analysis of 15 Within-Study-Comparisons | JPAM Featured Article

Mar 14, 2018 07:02 PM

Regression discontinuity (RD) is generally acknowledged as the most rigorous non-experimental method for obtaining internally valid impact estimates. The study tests the efficacy of RD by comparing RD causal estimates at the treatment cutoff to those from Randomized Control Trials also estimated at this same cutoff. The study identifies 15 previously completed within-study-comparisons that explicitly examined this issue by assuming the RCT results are unbiased and comparing them to RD results.


Tips for Translating Your Policy Degree into Academia, Public Service, and Other Scholarly Practices

The lunch workshop at the CA Regional Student Conference coached students on how to best prepare for a career inside, or outside, academia. Career development experts were on hand to explore writing methods, general interviewing tips, and the skills and strategies needed to translate into a successful policy role post-graduation.


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

Mar 12, 2018 07:45 PM

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.


Join Us in Honoring 40 Outstanding Young Research Professionals

Mar 07, 2018 02:18 PM

This year we're doing something different. In recent years, APPAM has consistently developed more resources and opportunities for our student and younger professional members. To build on that momentum as we celebrate our 40th Annual Fall Research Conference, APPAM introduces the 40 for 40 Fellowship. This 2018-exclusive program will provide funding for 40 outstanding young research professionals to attend the Fall Conference.


Registration Open for the CA Regional Student Conference

Join us at the DC Regional Student Conference on April 6th - 7th, 2018. Students will present research across a wide variety of policy areas, through poster sessions and on conference panels.


Welcome to the Exchange of Ideas | APPAM Leadership Blog Series

Feb 22, 2018 12:57 PM

Forty years ago this summer, a group met at Hilton Head to discuss the possibility of an organization that focused on public policy analysis and management. In fact, our first president, Joel Fleishman, said it was at this meeting that the concept of APPAM was born, with a focus “… on the exchange of ideas and research.” And to this day, we still focus on that exchange of ideas.

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