Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 2017 Fall Research Conference

November 2, 2017 to November 4, 2017
Chicago, Illinois

Westat staff are participating at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 2017 Fall Research Conference November 2-4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. The theme of this year’s conference is Measurement Matters: Better Data for Better Decisions.

APPAM is a multidisciplinary annual research conference that attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. The conference includes panels, roundtables, symposia, and poster presentations and encourages substantive interaction among participants.

Westat staff will be on hand in the exhibit hall, as well as contributing at the conference (see the following Westat staff-specific contributions [names in bold]). More detail is available in the online program.

Joseph Gasper and Benjamin Muz. (Paper). Conducting Return on Investment Analysis of Job Training Programs Using Linked Program and Administrative Data: Findings and Lessons Learned.

Susan N. Houseman, Frank Bennici, Chris O’Leary, and Katharine Abraham. (Panel). Promoting Work Sharing: The Effects of Informational Campaigns on Program Awareness and Use.

Tracy Vericker, Maeve Gearing and Sharon Kim. (Paper). Updated Nutrition Standards for School Meals Associated with Improved Weight Outcomes for Boys in Elementary School: Evidence from a Longitudinal Analysis of National Survey Data.