ICYMI – On the Evidence Takes on APPAM

Nov 15, 2019

Does paid family leave help mothers return to work after a child is born? Do taxes on soda and other sweetened beverages reduce consumption? Can the federal government use medication data reported by disability insurance applicants to identify and treat people at risk of misusing opioids? And how can policy researchers make their work more relevant and impactful?

In November, On the Evidence sat down with more than a dozen guests during the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference in Denver to discuss some of today’s most pressing public problems and what can be done about them.

Five video interviews recorded live from APPAM are available on Mathematica’s Facebook page:

In addition, On the Evidence will add new episodes recorded at the APPAM conference, including edited versions of the Facebook Live interviews, as they become available. Here’s what we have so far.

Policy Labs: Applied Research for State and Local Government with Kristin Klopfenstein, director of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, and Melissa Wavelet, a senior fellow at MDRC and the former director of the Office of Performance and Strategic Outcomes at the Colorado Department of Human Services

Using Large-Scale Behavioral Nudges to Increase College Enrollment with Jenna Kramer, an associate policy researcher at RAND Corporation, and Kelly Ochs Rosinger, an assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University

Policy Research By, About, and For Indigenous Communities with Cheryl Ellenwood, a PhD candidate in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, and Laura Evans, an associate professor at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Embracing the Emotional Aspects of Public Policy Research with Matt Stagner, a vice president at Mathematica

The Case for Engaging Diverse Perspectives in Public Policy Research with Maria Cancian, the dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and Matt Stagner, a vice president at Mathematica

How Paid Family Leave Might Help Mothers Return to the Labor Force with Kelly Jones, an assistant professor in the department of economics at American University and a senior research economist at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Estimating Opioid Use Among Applicants for Disability Insurance with April Wu, a researcher at Mathematica

On the Evidence will also be publishing edited podcasts recorded at APPAM throughout November and December. Keep up with the latest episodes by subscribing to the podcast On the Evidence.

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