11/19/13 - Center Researchers Traveled to Washington, DC for APPAM Conference

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The week of November, 4th, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) held its annual research conference in Washington, DC.  APPAM is a professional association of graduate schools of public policy and management, which brings top policy researchers, policymakers and practitioners together to share information about emerging issues in policy and practice. The Ray Marshall Center’s work speaks directly to the issues that are central to APPAM’s mission. This year, Dr. Christopher King, Director at the Ray Marshall Center and LBJ faculty member, participated as a discussant in a Saturday panel titled, “Financial Incentives for Economic Development.” Also traveling with Dr. King were Center Associate Director Dr. Heath Prince, Research Scientist Dr. Daniel Schroeder, and Research Associates Dan O’Shea and Ashweet Patnaik.

Dr. Prince was a presenter on the panel titled, “Child Poverty Around the World: Measurement, Interventions, and Policies.” The panel, which included researchers from UNICEF and Fordham University, served as a platform for Prince to present his research on macro-level drivers of multidimensional poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Schroeder, together with research partners from four other states in the ADARE group, met with officials from the USDA Employment Research Service (ERS) to discuss plans for the final year of the SNAP-UI project, including ensuring standards for uniform research products from each state, and potential topics to add to common deliverables.

From research in Africa to two-generation strategies across the USA, the Center’s mission is grounded in the belief that public service to those in need will improve society at large. The Center values participating in APPAM for these reasons, as both institutions seek to promote public policy that will benefit those who can most benefit from it. Speaking about APPAM, King notes, “APPAM’s annual conference is a gathering of savvy policymakers, practitioners, funders and researchers. We make a point of being part of it every year without fail. Not only have we learned powerful lessons from ongoing research being conducted by the best in their field, we have often established collaborations and relationships and developed new research initiatives with real impacts on policy and practice.”

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