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Featured Policy Experts


Jeffrey Wenger

University of Georgia
Public Administration & Policy

Substantive Focus:
Economic Policy
Health Policy
Social Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Policy Analysis and Evaluation

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Nor Mohamed Yusof

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Perdana School of STI Policy

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy
Economic Policy
Environmental Policy
Science and Technology Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation
Policy Analysis and Evaluation

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Public Policy Section Award Winners


Paul Pierson

University of California, Berkeley

2011 Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award for a book or article published in the last ten to twenty years that continues to influence the study of public policy.

Increasing Returns, Path Dependence, and the Study of Politics (American Political Science Review 94 (2) 251-267)