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#2020APPAM Know the Program Committee: Haydar Kurban


The 2020 APPAM Fall Research Conference in November will be held under the auspices of the theme: Research across the Policy Lifecycle – Formulation, Implementation, Evaluation and Back Again (read our interview with APPAM President-Elect and Chair of the Program Committee, Dr. Sherry Glied of NYU on more about the theme). Since we're still few months away, APPAM wants to introduce you to members of the Program Committee. For the next few weeks, every Monday we'll give you a quick peek into one of the Chairs of the Program Committee with short but informative interviews. 

Today, we're excited to introduce you to Dr. Haydar Kurban, one of the two Co-Chairs for the Housing, Community Development and Urban Policy Area. Dr. Kurban is Professor of economics in the Department of Economics and Faculty Fellow at Howard University Center on Race and Wealth. 

What’s it like being on the program committee?

While reviewing submissions, I learned a lot about current research in housing and housing policy. As a reviewer and co-chair I had opportunity to review great submissions and create new sessions that improved diversity  of participants and topics.   

Why did you join APPAM?

APPAM is one of the unique organizations that bring together researchers and policy makers from academia, government and non-profit organizations.  

How did you choose your research area?

I have always had interest in cities. I chose urban economics because I was always interested in studying inequality.  I am especially interested in the displacement impacts of economic development in urban areas.

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