The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is a nonprofit organization designed for enhancing public policy. It also fosters excellence in education, analysis and research. This 1500 member-strong organization contains practitioners, academia, institutional and organizational individuals.


The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management publishes JPAM (Journal of Policy Analysis and Management) four times every year. Members can enjoy the journal both online and in print. The journal reports on the latest changes in research involving policy and management at the public level. The purpose of the journal is to help construct a community that includes professional practitioners and scholars. These individuals are the movers and shakers in policy analysis and current public management.

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Activities and Conferences

The association encourages and supports a wide range of diversity in all of its activities and programs. This includes diversity in normative perspectives, research disciplines, and national emphasis. The association promotes a wide array of normative perspectives on management and policy issues. It holds a variety of activities and conferences throughout the year. It works to foster an intellectual exchange among a variety of perspectives in an effort to enhance its goals of improving analysis and management research.

International Members Welcome

The association welcomes international members in an effort to integrate comparative and international policies. It sponsors a variety of international conferences every year, typically in a collaborative effort with the University of Maryland. It helps to promote individual participation from those that are trained in a variety of research disciplines directly related to analysis in the management field concerning public policy.


APPAM offers three levels of membership, at the professional, institutional and student levels. Professional membership is available to those individuals currently working in the field involving public affairs or public policy. Students are encouraged to become a member of APPAM when they are enrolled in any higher education institution in a policy related program.


Formally founded in 1979, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management began at Duke University. By the fall of that year, the first conference was held in Chicago. The launching of its journal began in 1981. By 1993, the association moved its main headquarters to Washington, DC to finally be run by an executive director full-time. Over the years, its membership has grown to over 1,500 individuals, with over 100 members at the institutional level and a growing number of students each year.

Contact Information

1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.496.0130
Fax: 202.496.0134

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