To all who attended AABPA's Spring Symposium:

Thanks for Joining Us!!

It reminded us all that #AnalysisMatters

Panel Descriptions and Speaker Bios



  • Keynote Speaker -- Dr. William Gale, Brookings Institution, Author of Fiscal Therapy

  • Appreciation and recognition of the enduring importance of high-quality budget and program analysis – and the professionals needed to conduct that analysis
  • Plenary Session on the Federal Budget landscape: What changes are being considered?  How would “automatic” CRs work? What’s next for the debt ceiling? The discretionary caps?  Sequestration?

  • Breakout sessions on key topics and emerging issues in program and budget analysis:

    • Evidence-based approaches

    • The role of analysis in the Virginia Amazon HQ2 process

    • Growth in public policy and administration graduate education and what it means for you

    • Case studies of analytic “successes”Questions? Email us at [email protected]


The American Association for Budget & Program Analysis is an independent nonprofit association incorporated in Washington DC in 1976 to highlight the importance of thorough and professional analysis for government decisions. We are an all-volunteer organization and our programs are funded through membership dues, member contributions, and registration fees.

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About the Marykathryn Kubat Student Research Competition

The American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) invites master’s students in public administration, public policy, and related disciplines to submit proposals for the annual Marykathryn Kubat Award for graduate research.  Students are encouraged to submit research topics that analyze the fiscal, political, and social landscape at the core of budget and program analysis at the federal, state, or local levels. Students may include historical references to the evolution of the budget process, performance measures, accountability or fiscal policy when appropriate.  Click here for the 2019 Announcement.

About the AABPA Speakers Bureau

A major goal of the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) is to advance knowledge and understanding about the profession of budget and policy analysis processes in the public sector. The AABPA Speakers Bureau is a significant means of fulfilling that goal.

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