The Golden Age of Evidence-Based Policy: NYU Furman Center Researchers at APPAM 2015
NYU Furman Center researchers took part in the 37th annual fall research conference of the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) from November 12-16, 2015. The theme of the event was "The Golden Age of Evidence-Based Policy," and and included 284 concurrent sessions/roundtables, 300 poster presentations, 16 caucus sessions, 3 symposia, a Spencer Award Lecture, a Presidential Address and a pre-conference workshop on Big Data.
NYU Furman Center Faculty Director Ingrid Gould Ellen participated in several sessions during the weekend, including a panel on urban policy and education titled, "Why Don’t Housing Choice Voucher Recipients Live Near Better Schools? Insights from Experimental and Big Administrative Data." She also chaired the session, "New Insights into the Causes and Consequences of the Foreclosure Crisis," and moderated a roundtable discussion titled, "Housing As a Platform for Economic Mobility."
Davin Reed, a Doctoral Student at the NYU Furman Center, presented his research titled, "The Effects of Rent Stabilization on Individuals, Buildings and Neighborhoods."
Other work by NYU Furman Center researchers and affiliates was highlighted at the conference, including:
- "The Impact of Living in a High Crime Neighborhood" Johanna Lacoe, Mathematica Policy Research; Amy Ellen Schwartz, Patrick Sharkey, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Agustina Laurito, New York University
- "Does Preservation Accelerate Neighborhood Change? Examining the Impact of Historic Preservation in the City" Brian McCabe, Georgetown University; Ingrid Gould Ellen, New York University
- "Crime and Neighborhood Change: Has Falling Crime Invited Gentrification?" Davin Kristopher Reed, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy; Ingrid Gould Ellen, New York University; Keren Horn, University of Massachusetts, Boston
- "Do Housing Vouchers Improve Academic Performance? Evidence from New York City" Amy Ellen Schwartz, Syracuse University; Ingrid Gould Ellen and Sarah Cordes, New York University; Keren Horn, University of Massachusetts, Boston
- "Aging in Place and the Housing That Supports It" Sewin Chan and Ingrid Gould Ellen, New York University
- "Does Gentrification Increase Employment Opportunities in Low-Income Neighborhoods?" Rachel Meltzer, The New School; Pooya Ghorbani, The New School
- "Why Don’t Housing Choice Voucher Recipients Live Near Better Schools? Insights from Experimental and Big Administrative Data" Ingrid Ellen, New York University; Keren Horn, University of Massachusetts at Boston; Amy Ellen Schwartz, New York University and Syracuse University