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As part of APPAM's ongoing effort to showcase JPAM authors' work to the APPAM membership and the public policy world at large, we asked JPAM article authors to answer a couple of questions about their research.

  • What was the genesis of the idea for their research/paper?
  • What is the main conclusion that becomes evident from their research? (Or, what is their main takeaway?)
  • What are some of the more interesting or surprising findings/conclusions did they find in the process of bringing it together?

Here is a collection of their responses:

Article:

Point/Counterpoint: Prescription Drug Price Negotiation

Authors:
Rena M. Conti, Ph.D., Geoffrey Joyce, Ph.D., and Nareej Sood, Ph.D.


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Can Social-Emotional Learning Reduce School Dropout in Developing Countries

Authors:
Huan Wang, James Chu, Prashant Loyalka, Tao Xin, Yaojiang Shi, Qinghe Qu, and Chu Yang


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Do School Report Cards Produce Accountability Through the Ballot Box?

Authors:
Vladimir Kogan, Stéphane Lavertu, and Zachary Peskowitz


Article:

Point/Counterpoint Big Data for Public Policy: The Quadruple Helix

Authors:
Point By Julia Lane

Counterpoint By Ron S. Jarmin and Amy B. O'Hara


Article:

Charter High Schools’ Effects

Authors:
By Tim R. Sass, Ron Zimmer, Brian Gill and Kevin Booker


Article:

The Effect of English Language Learner Reclassification

Authors:
By Deven Carlson and Jared Knowles


Article:
The Effect of Nighttime Driving Restrictions on Teens

Authors:
By Monica Deza and Daniel Litwok


Article:

The Social and Productive Impacts of Zambia’s Child Grant

Authors:
By Sudhanshu Handa, David Seidenfeld, Benjamin Davis, Gelson Tembo and the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team


Article:
Representative Bureaucracy, Organizational Integrity, and Citizen Coproduction: Does an Increase in Police Ethnic Representativeness Reduce Crime?

Authors:
Sounman Hong, assistant professor,Yonsei University, Korea


Article:
Parental Leave Legislation and Women's Work: A Story of Unequal Opportunities

Authors:
Sari Pekkala Kerr, economist, senior research scientist, Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College

Click here to listen to a podcast of Sari Pekkala Kerr describing the research.


Article:
The Impact of Child Care Subsidies on Child Well-Being: Evidence from Geographic Variation in the Distance to Social Service Agencies

Authors:
Erdal Tekin, Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Affairs, American University; Research Associate, NBER; Research Fellow, IZA; Chris M. Herbst, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs and Faculty Affiliate, School of Social Work and the Center for Population Dynamics


Article:
Do Employers Prefer Workers Who Attend For-Profit Colleges? Evidence from a Field Experiment

Authors:

  • Francisco (Paco) Martorell, Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of California - Davis
  • Cory Koedel, Associate Professor, Economics and Public Policy, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Rajeev Darolia, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Truman School of Public Affairs and College of Education
  • Francisco Perez-Arce, Economist, RAND Corporation
  • Katie Wilson, Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Article:
Collective Reputations Affect Donations to Nonprofits

Authors:
Matthew Potoski, Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara


Article:
Information Shocks and the Take-up of Social Programs

Author:
David Figlio, Director, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University


Article:
Hold Your Fire: Did the 1996 Federal Gun Control Act Expansion Reduce Domestic Homicides?

Author:
Kerri M. Raissian, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy, University of Connecticut


Article:
What Do Right-to-Work Laws Do? Evidence from a Synthetic Control Method Analysis

Authors:
Ozkan Eren, Assistant Professor of Economics, Louisiana State University and Serkan Ozbeklik, Associate Professor of Economics, Claremont McKenna College


Article:
Low-Income Housing Development, Poverty Concentration, and Neighborhood Inequality

Authors:
Matthew Freedman, Associate Professor of Economics, Drexel University and Tamara McGavock, Ph.D. candidate, economics, Cornell University


Article:
Identifying Mechanisms Behind Policy Interventions Via Causal Mediation Analysis

Authors:
Luke Keele, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Penn State University, Dustin Tingley,Ph.D., Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy, Government Department, Harvard University & Teppei Yamamoto, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Article:
The Persistence of Poverty in the Context of Financial Instability: A Behavioral Perspective

Authors:
Lisa A. Gennetian and Eldar Shafir


Article:
The Impact of Home-Based Child Care Provider Unionization on the Cost, Type and Availability of Subsidized Child Care In Illinois

Author:
Todd Grindal, Ph.D., Associate, Abt Associates


Article:
INTERPOL's Surveillance Network in Curbing Transnational Terrorism

Authors:
Javier Gardeazabal, Professor of Economics, University of the Basque Country & Todd Sandler, Vibhooti Shukla Chair in Economics and Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas


Article:
The War on Poverty: Measurement, Trends, and Policy

Authors:

  • Robert Haveman, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Affairs and Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Poverty, Adjunct Professor of Economics at University of Melbourne (AU)
  • Rebecca M. Blank, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Department of Economics
  • Robert A Moffitt, Department Chair, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University
  • Timothy Smeeding, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics, La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Geoffrey Wallace, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Economics, Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty, La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Article:
Does Collaboration Make any Difference? Linking Collaborative Governance to Environmental Outcomes

Author:
Tyler Scott, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia


Article:
Prevention, Use of Health Services, and Genes: Implications of Genetics for Policy Formation

Authors:
George Wehby, Benjamin W. Domingue & Jason D. Boardman


Article:
Fifty Years Later: The Legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Authors:
Joni Hersch, Professor of Law and Economics, Co-Director, Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics, Vanderbilt Law School & Jennifer Shinall, Ph.D., J.D., Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School


Article:
Incentives, Selection, and Teacher Performance: Evidence from IMPACT

Authors:
Thomas S. Dee, Ph.D., Professor, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education & Jim Wyckoff, Curry Memorial Professor of Education and Policy, and Director of Ed Policy Works, University of Virginia


Article: 
Can Genetics Predict Response to Complex Behaviorial Interventions? Evidence from a Genetic Analysis of the Fast Track Randomized Control Trial

Authors:
Dustin Albert, Daniel W. Belsky, D. Max Crowley, Shawn J. Latendresse, Fazil Aliev, Brien Riley, Danielle M. Dick and Kenneth A. Dodge

Click here to listen to a podcast of Dustin Albert, describing the research, http://bit.ly/1tJA2xt.

Authors: 
Liana Fox, Christopher Wimer, Irwin Garfinkel, Neeraj Kaushal and Jane Waldfogel

Click here to listen to a podcast of Liana Fox, describing the research, http://bit.ly/1Ct1qY3.


 
 
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