Public Policy Division

In the Public Policy section, every single panel at the 2019 annual meeting had at least one woman presenting her research. The vast majority of these papers were solo-authored. In fact, most of the panels had two different papers with a female author or co-author. Overall, there were slightly more women than men serving as chairs and discussants for the Public Policy panels. These numbers are not too surprising given the general prominence of women in the sub-field of public policy, and given that approximately 40 percent of the individual submissions this year featured a female author or co-author. Thus, as much as we would like to recognize this year’s section organizer, Chris Howard, for promoting gender diversity, we suspect that it wasn’t as difficult to accomplish as in many other sections of APSA.