APPAM Debuts Online Paper Collection Resource

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is pleased to announce the creation of a new online research collection hosted on the Association's website,

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is pleased to announce the creation of a new online research collection hosted on the Association's website, The 33 papers featured in this collection represent a selected cross-section of works that were first presented at the 2013 Fall Research Conference this past November. With more than 200 sessions and 700 papers presenting cutting edge public policy research, APPAM had a difficult time paring down to the selections hosted in the collection.

The assortment is broken into the policy categories used during the conference. The entire collection provides Association members, members of the greater public policy community, students, practitioners, and policymakers a sense of the overall research that APPAM members conduct, the issues they address, and the insight they provide in the policymaking process.

The categories, papers, and authors featured in the collection are:


"The Economic and Financial Status of Older Americans: Trends and Prospects" by Bill Emmons and Brian Noeth, St Louis Federal Reserve Bank

"Ethnic Concentration, Co-Ethnic Participation: Mexican-American Civic Participation and Destination Context" by Abigail Williams, Trinity College

"Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Security
How Does the Form and Structure of Collaborative Management Relate to Environmental Outcomes?" by Tyler Scott, University of Washington

*Fragile, At-Risk Families and Youth

"Breakfast at the Desk: The Impact of Universal Breakfast Programs on Academic Performance" by Dallas D. Dotter, Mathematica Policy Research

"Income and Child Maltreatment: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit" by Lawrence M. Berger, Sarah A. Font, and Kristen S. Slack, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University

"The Impact of Subsidized Birth Control for College Women: Evidence from the Deficit Reduction Act" by Emily Gray Collins, University of Michigan, and Brad Hershbein, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

"The Role of Contraception in Preventing Abortion, Nonmarital Childbearing, and Child Poverty" by Quentin Karpilow, Brookings Institution; Jennifer Manlove, Child Trends; Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution; and Adam Thomas, Georgetown University

*Global Policy

"On the Unintended Consequences of Anti-drug Eradication Programs in Producing Countries" by Sandra Rozo, University of California, Los Angeles

*The Impact of Politics on the Policy Process

"Public Sector Collective Bargaining in the United States: New Evidence on an Old Debate" by Agustina S. Paglayan, Stanford University

*Methods and Empirical Design

"Misattribution of Teacher Value Added" by Umut Özek and Zeyu Xu, American Institutes for Research

"Social Capital and Environmental Justice: An Agent-Based Model" by Adam Eckerd, Virginia Tech; Heather E. Campbell, Claremont Graduate University; and Yushim Kim, Arizona State University

*Poverty and Social Policy

"Fragile Health and Fragile Wealth: Mortgage Strain Among African American Homeowners" by Danya Keene, Yale University; Julia Lynch, University of Pennsylvania; and Amy Baker, Hunter College

"Is Student Loan Debt Discouraging Home Buying Among Young Adults?" by Jason Houle, Dartmouth College, and Lawrence Berger, University of Wisconsin

"Reservation Prices: An Economic Analysis of Cigarette Purchases on Indian Reservations" by Philip DeCicca, McMaster University; Donald Kenkel, Cornell University; and Feng Liu, Shanghai University

"The Effect of SNAP on Poverty" by Laura Tiehen, USDA; Dean Jolliffe, World Bank; and Timothy Smeeding, University of Wisconsin

"The Poverty-Reducing Effect of Medicaid" by Benjamin D. Sommers and Donald Oellerich, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

"Waging War on Poverty: Historical Trends in Poverty Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure" by Liana Fox, Irv Garfinkel, Neeraj Kaushal, Jane Waldfogel, and Christopher Wimer, Columbia University

*Public and Nonprofit Management and Finance

"From Blurred to Blended: Exploring the Institutional Environment and Public Benefit of For-Profit B-Corporations" by Stephanie Moulton, The Ohio State University and Adam Eckerd, Virginia Tech

"Going Beyond Service Delivery: Exploring the Prevalence of Citizen Participation in Government Contracting" by Anna A. Amirkhanyan, American University; Hyun Joon Kim, Korea University; and Kristina T. Lambright, Binghamton University

"The Emergence of Civic Engagement Networks: Microprocesses and Macro Outcomes" by Juliet Musso and Christopher Weare, University of Southern California

"The Performance of Performance-based Contracting in Human Services: A Quasi-experiment" by Jiahuan Lu, University of Maryland

"The Role of Intergovernmental Aid in Defining Fiscal Sustainability at the Sub-National Level" by Hyunjung Ji, Jeong J. Ahn, and Jeffrey I. Chapman, Arizona State University

*Social Equity

"Opportunity Mapping: A Conceptual Analysis and Application to the Baltimore Metropolitan Area" by Chao Liu, Eli Knaap, and Gerrit-Jan Knaap, University of Maryland

"The White/Black Educational Gap, Stalled Progress, and the Long-Term Consequences of the Emergence of Crack Cocaine Markets" by Williamn N. Evans, University of Notre Dame; Craig Garthwaite, Northwestern University; and Timothy J. Moore, George Washington University

*Social Insurance and Income Maintenance

"Household Responses to Food Subsidies: Evidence from India" by Tara Kaul, University of Maryland

"How Job Displacement Affects Social Security Claiming and Work at Older Ages in the Short and Long Term" by Till von Wachter, University of California, Los Angeles; Jae Song, Social Security Administration; and Joyce Manchester, Congressional Budget Office

"Supported from Both Sides? Changes in the Dynamics of Joint Participation in SNAP and UI Following the Great Recession" by Alix Gould-Werth and H. Luke Shaefer, University of Michigan

"Why Has Growth in Spending for Fee-for-Service Medicare Slowed?"
by Michael Levin, Congressional Budget Office, and Melinda Buntin, Vanderbilt University

*Social Investment

"Configuring Legitimacy: A Framework for Legitimation in Armed Conflict" by Eric Schoon, Alexandra Joosse, and H. Brinton Milward, University of Arizona

"Incentives, Selection, and Teacher Performance: Evidence from IMPACT" by Thomas Dee, Stanford University and James Wyckoff, University of Virginia

"Short-Time Compensation as a Tool to Mitigate Job Loss? Evidence on the U.S. Experience During the Recent Recession" by Katharine G. Abraham, University of Maryland, and Susan N. Houseman, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

For the complete list, short summaries of each, and a download link for each paper, visit the Online Paper Collection page
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