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Indiana University's Sanya Carley awarded 2021 Kershaw Prize

The award seeks to recognize original contributions to research-based knowledge that have advanced the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policies. Dr. Carley will be honored at the 2021 APPAM Fall Research Conference

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University of Wisconsin Professor Recipient of Policy Field Contribution Award

Policy Field Contribution Award Recipient Named

University of Wisconsin, Madison Professor, David Weimer has been selected to receive the inaugural Policy Field Distinguished Contribution Award for his contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management.

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PhD Dissertation

PhD Dissertation Award Presented to University of Maryland Grad

The 2021 PhD Dissertation Award in Public Policy Analysis and Management will be presented to George Zuo, a University of Maryland grad and an associate Economist at the RAND Corporation.

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2021 APPAM Equity & Inclusion Fellowships

Congrats to our 2021 APPAM Equity & Inclusion Fellows! Learn more about this year's cohort.

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APPAM Mission

APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education.

Conferences & Events

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    October 20, 2021

    WEBINAR: Minimum Wage Policy: Impacts and Future Direction

    APPAM invites you to a Webinar on Minimum Wage Policy where experts discuss the impacts of current minimum wage policies and the effects possible future changes could have on the economy and individuals.


APPAM formally was created at a May 1979 conference at Duke University by representatives of 15 policy schools and research institutes. Within a few years, APPAM evolved into a unique association of both individual and institutional members with an elected leadership and Policy Council (the Association's board of directors). The first APPAM Fall Research Conference occurred in 1979 in Chicago.


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The annual APPAM Conference is a gathering of accomplished scholars, practitioners, and students with a goal of disseminating and cross-pollinating cutting-edge research in relevant public policy topics. If you are interested in learning about and presenting your research on public policy topics, it is a must-go conference. Count me in!

Abe Song, PhD Student, George Mason University