Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Weimer honored for distinguished contributions

weimer2010La Follette School Professor David Weimer has been selected to receive the inaugural Policy Field Distinguished Contribution Award from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). 

The award recognizes Weimer’s significant and sustained contributions to the development and growth of public policy analysis and management as a field.

Weimer, the Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy, “is a high-profile scholar who contributes to ongoing scientific and policy debates, and our graduate and undergraduate students benefit immensely from his expert mentoring and teaching,” said La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Yackee

During his career, Weimer has written two core textbooks: Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice with Aidan R. Vining and Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice with Anthony Boardman, David Greenberg, and Vining. Both are widely cited.

Policy Analysis, now in its sixth edition, set out conceptual foundations, including thorough treatments of market and government failure, as well as craft skills in organizing multi-goal policy analysis. Cost-Benefit Analysis is in its fifth edition. 

“Your dedication to the public policy field—from your insightful research and public service to your work as a journal editor and mentor to students—is unparalleled,” said APPAM President Sherry Glied. 

Weimer will be honored at APPAM’s Fall Research Conference in Austin, Texas.

- written by Will Keenan