California Policy Lab at the 2020 APPAM Fall Conference

Catch California Policy Lab’s Staff, Graduate Research Assistants, and Affiliated Experts at these sessions during the 2020 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management fall research conference.

* = CPL Staff
** = CPL Graduate Research Fellows
*** = CPL Affiliated Expert

Wednesday

Panel – Program Design, Diffusion, and Implications: A Look at the Development and Outcomes of Subsidized Housing Programs
(Housing, Community Development, and Urban Policy)
8:00 AM – 8:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 15
Panel Chair: Michael Lens, University of California, Los Angeles***
Discussants: Mary Cunningham, Urban Institute; Todd M. Richardson, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

Carla Flink1, Rebecca Walter2 and Xiaoyang Xu1, (1)American University, (2)University of Washington
Carolina Reid, University of California, Berkeley
Brian McCabe, Georgetown University
Vincent Reina and Joshua Davidson, University of Pennsylvania

 

Panel – EITC and TANF Participation Among Diverse Families and across Geography
(Poverty and Income Policy)
8:00 AM – 8:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 24
Panel Chair: Lisa Gennetian, Duke University
Discussants: Sarah Verbiest, University of North Carolina; Pamela Joshi, Brandeis University
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

Elaine Maag and Kevin Werner, Urban Institute
Andrea Hetling1, Stephanie Holcomb2 and David Seith2, (1)Rutgers University, New Brunswick, (2)Rutgers University
Yiyu Chen1, Dana Thomson1 and Lisa Gennetian2, (1)Child Trends, (2)Duke University
Lia Fernald, University of California, Berkeley, Wendi Gosliner, University of California and Rita Hamad, University of California, San Francisco***

 

Panel – Improving the Trajectory of Young Adults with Barriers to Employment
(Employment and Training Programs)
10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 11
Panel Chair: Jessica Lohmann, US Department of Labor
Discussant: Johanna Lacoe, California Policy Lab*
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

Jillian Berk1Jillian Stein1, Christian Geckeler2, Ariella Kahn-Lang1 and Megan Millenky3, (1)Mathematica, (2)Social Policy Research Associates, (3)MDRC
Theresa Anderson, Breno Braga and H. Elizabeth Peters, Urban Institute
Walter Campbell, Holly Swan, Yvonne Christy, Claudia Masters and Elyse Yarmosky, Abt Associates, Inc.

 

Panel – Health Insurance Enrollment: Learning What Works from Randomized Evaluations with Federal and State Agencies
(Health)
10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 31
Panel Chair: Hannah Reuter, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab J-PAL North America
Discussants: Crystal Hall, University of Washington; Jesse Gubb, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab J-PAL North America
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

Elana Safran1, Jessica Leight2,3, Andrew Tyler4 and Serita Rogers4, (1)Office of Evaluation Sciences, U.S. General Services Administration, (2)International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), (3)US General Services Administration, (4)Veterans Health Administration
Isaac Menashe1, Andrew Feher1, Wes Yin2***, Nicholas Tilipman3 and Rebecca Myerson4, (1)Covered California, (2)University of California, Los Angeles, (3)University of Illinois, Chicago, (4)University of Wisconsin, Madison
Andrew Feher and Isaac Menashe, Covered California
Timothy J. Layton1, Keith Ericson2, Adrianna McIntyre1 and Adam Sacarny3, (1)Harvard University, (2)Boston University, (3)Columbia University

 

Opening Plenary: Racial Justice and the Policy Lifecycle: What Have We Learned from the Policy Response to Racial Inequities in the United States over Time?
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 1
Moderator: Sherry Glied, New York University
Speakers: Bradley Hardy, American University; Rucker Johnson, University of California, Berkeley***; David Konisky, Indiana University; Javier Rodriguez, Claremont Graduate University

Over the past half century, there have been multiple policy efforts to address racial inequities across education, housing, environmental quality, health, income support, and other areas of social policy.  The design, implementation, and effects of these policies have been a regular subject of policy analysis.  In this plenary roundtable, speakers will assess what we have learned about what has and has not worked to promote racial justice across these areas.  They will describe how (or whether) the lessons of prior policy analyses have informed subsequent policy development and discuss what lessons those analyses offer for the future of initiatives to address racial justice.

 

Thursday

Panel – The Effects of Income Policies on Child Health and Well-Being
(Poverty and Income Policy)
8:00 AM – 8:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 25
Panel Chair: Lisa Dubay, Urban Institute
Discussant: Breno Brago, Urban Institute
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

Rita Hamad*** and Akansha Batra, University of California San Francisco
George L. Wehby1, Robert Kaestner2, Wei Lyu1 and Dhaval Dave3, (1)University of Iowa, (2)University of Chicago, (3)Bentley University
Hansoo Ko, Renata Howland and Sherry Glied, New York University

 

Panel – Impacts of Criminal Prosecution and Diversion
(Crime, Justice, and Drugs)
10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 3
Panel Chair: Johanna Lacoe*, California Policy Lab
Discussants: Steven Raphael, University of California, Berkeley*** and Sara Wakefield, Rutgers University
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

Elsa Augustine1*, Alissa Skog1*, Johanna Lacoe1* and Steven Raphael2***, (1)California Policy Lab, (2)University of California, Berkeley
Amanda Agan, Rutgers University, Jennifer Doleac, Texas A&M University, Anna Harvey, New York University and JJ Prescott, University of Michigan

 

Panel – New Houses: How Do We Get More of Them, and Can Their Production be Made Equitable?
(Housing, Community Development, and Urban Policy)
10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 16
Panel Chair: Jaclene Begley, Fannie Mae
Discussants: Vincent Reina, University of Pennsylvania; Michael Lens, University of California, Los Angeles***
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

Lyndsey A Rolheiser, Ryerson University and Devin Michelle Bunten, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jose Loya and Paavo Monkkonen, University of California, Los Angeles
Jenny Schuetz and Sarah Crump, Brookings Institution
Paavo Monkkonen1, Christopher Elmendorf2, Eric Biber3 and Moira O’Neill3, (1)University of California, Los Angeles, (2)University of California, Davis, (3)University of California, Berkeley

 

Panel – Analyses of COVID-19 Impacts: Methodological Challenges and Opportunities
(Methods and Tools of Analysis)
10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 18
Panel Chair: Sarah Kabourek, NORC at University of Chicago
Discussant: Daniel Litwok, Abt Associates, Inc.
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

Eric Hedberg, NORC at University of Chicago
Kelly Hallberg1, Ryan T. Williams2 and Andrew P. Swanlund2, (1)University of Chicago, (2)American Institutes for Research
Eli Ben-Michael1, Avi Feller1*** and Elizabeth Stuart2, (1)University of California, Berkeley, (2)Johns Hopkins University

 

Friday

Panel – Improving Police Behavior
(Crime, Justice, and Drugs)
8:00 AM – 8:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 3
Panel Chair: Elizabeth Luh, University of Michigan
Discussant: Andrea M. Headley, Georgetown University
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

Inkyu Kang, Rutgers University, Newark
Deepak Premkumar, Public Policy Institute of California
Ajenai S. Clemmons, Duke University
Bocar Ba, University of Pennsylvania; Felipe Goncalves, University of California, Los Angeles;*** Nayoung Rim, US Naval Academy; Roman G. Rivera, Columbia University and Maria Micaela Sviatschi, Princeton University

 

Panel – Technology, Housing, and Opportunity
(Housing, Community Development, and Urban Policy)
9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 15
Panel Chair: Ingrid Gould Ellen, New York University
Discussants: Andrey Fradkin, Boston University; Michael Lens, University of California, Los Angeles***
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

Matthew Mleczko1,2 and Matthew Desmond1,2, (1)Princeton University, (2)The Eviction Lab
Eric W. Chan, Babson College
Nicholas Kelly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pete Cimbolic, Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership

 

Panel – Maintaining Consistent Food Assistance for Children and Young Adults
(Poverty and Income Policy)
9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 24
Panel Chair: Krista Ruffini, University of California, Berkeley**
Discussants: Christian Gregory, US Department of Agriculture; Elaine Waxman, Urban Institute
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

Marianne P. Bitler, University of California, Davis, Hilary Hoynes,*** University of California, Berkeley, Janet Currie, National Bureau of Economic Research; Lisa Schulkind, University of North Carolina, Charlotte and Barton Willage, Louisiana State University
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Orgul Ozturk, University of South Carolina and Krista Ruffini, University of California, Berkeley**
Sarah Hamersma, Center for Policy Research, Matthew Kim, University of St. Thomas and Warren Brown, Cornell University
Saied Toossi, Center for Policy Research

 

Roundtable – Nudging to Scale: Lessons from Behavioral Science Research in Government
(Public and Non-Profit Management and Finance)
10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 27
Moderator: Lindsay Moore, The Behavioral Insights Team
Speakers: Kelly Bidwell, General Services Administration; Elizabeth Linos, University of California, Berkeley***; Michael Hallsworth, The Behavioral Insights Team

 

Panel – Effects of School Resources on Student Outcomes: Accountability, Expenditure Types, and Institutional Funding Constraints
(Education)
11:00 AM – 11:55 AM
APPAM Virtual Fall Research Conference – Room 8
Panel Chair: Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley***
Discussants: Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University and Tomas Monarrez, Urban Institute
Panel *Names in bold indicate Presenter

E. Jason Baron, Florida State University
Barbara Biasi, Yale University, Julien Lafortune, Public Policy Institute of California and David Schönholzer, Stockholm University
Joshua Hyman, Amherst College, Ben Hoen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Eric Brunner, University of Connecticut
John Singelton1Christian Buerger2 and Seung Hyeong Lee1, (1)University of Rochester, (2)Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis

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