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Maureen A. Pirog

Rudy Professor of Policy Analysis
(812) 855-0732
SPEA Room 410H

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1981
M.A., Boston College, 1975
B.A., (Magna Cum Laude), Boston College, 1975

Professional Experience

  • University of Washington, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
  • University of Wisconsin, Institute for Research on Poverty
  • Indiana University, Transportation Research Center
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School, Finance Department
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Management and Behavioral Science Center
  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Public and Urban Policy
  • Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School
  • The Brookings Institution

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2004-2014
  • Honorary Professor, Department of Public Governance, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 2011 to present
  • Honorary Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, 2007 to present
  • Rudy Professor of Policy Analysis, Indiana University, 2004 to present
  • APPAM Policy Council, national elected office, 2001-2005
  • Social Equity Panel, National Academy of Public Administration, 2001ff
  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation-Academic Leadership Fellow, 1997-1998
  • Indiana University Summer Leadership Institute, 1997
  • SPEA Graduate Teaching Award, 1995
  • Ameritech Fellowship, 1989-1991
  • SPEA Summer Faculty Research Award, 1987
  • Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1981
  • U.S. Department of Justice Dissertation grant, 1980-1981
  • University of Pennsylvania, Samuel S. Fels Fellow, 1975-1980
  • Boston College, Honors Society, 1972-1975

Professional Interests
Poverty and income maintenance with emphasis on child support enforcement, welfare reform, adolescent parenting, and methods of policy evaluation.

Current Projects

  • Founder and Co-Director, Institute for Family and Social Responsibility, Indiana University
  • An active research agenda focused on:
    1. Child support
    2. Adolescent Parenting
    3. Education
    4. Methods of Program Evaluation and Social Experimenttion
    5. Policy Analysis
  • Other activities include regular consulting with the InterAmerican Development Bank and institutional capacity building with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, and the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • Maureen A. Pirog and H. Jung. Forthcoming. “Do Public Pensions Crowd Out Private Transfers to the Elderly? Evidence from South Korea,” Journal of Pension Economics and Finance
  • Maureen A. Pirog and H. Jung. 2014. “What works best and when: Accounting for multiple sources of pure selection bias in program evaluations,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(3): 752-777
  • Maureen A. Pirog. 2014. “Data will drive innovation in public policy and management research in the next decade,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(2): 537-543
  • Maureen A. Pirog. 2014. “Internal versus external validity: Where are policy analysts going?” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(2): 548-550
  • Maureen A. Pirog and K. Edin. 2014. “Special symposium on qualitative and mixed methods,” (with K. Edin), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(2): 345-349
  • Maureen A. Pirog, G. Blume, and T. Scott. 2014. “Empirical innovations in policy analysis,” (with G. Blume and T. Scott), Policy Studies Journal, 42(S1): S33-S50
  • Tatiana Guzman, Maureen A. Pirog, and K. Seefeldt. (2013) “Social policy:  What have we Learned?” Policy Studies Journal, 41(S1): S53-S70
  • Craig Johnson, Sharon Kioko and Maureen A. Pirog. 2011, In press. "Digital-Era Governance and the Expanding Role and Efficiency of E-Government Innovations in US Social Services." In Managing E-Government Projects: Concepts, Issues and Best Practices. Stephen K. Aikins, editor. (IGI Global: PA).
  • Maureen A. Pirog and Lanlan Xu. 2011, In press. “Directions in Public Program Evaluation in the US” in: Evaluating the Effects of Regional Interventions. A Look Beyond Current European Union Practice. Olejniczak K., Kozak M., and Bienias S. (eds.), Warsaw, Ministry of Regional Development of Poland.
  • Haeil Jung and Maureen Pirog. 2011. "Nonexperimental Impact Analysis." in The Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Experiences and Evaluation Findings. Douglas J. Besharov and Phoebe H. Cottingham eds. (the Upjohn Institute), pages 407-430.
  • Kenneth A. Couch and Maureen A. Pirog. 2010. “Poverty Measurement in the US, Europe and Developing Countries.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 29(2): 217-226.
  • Maureen A. Pirog and Sharon Kioko. 2010. “Evaluation of the Education Sector Enhancement Program in Barbados.” International Public Management Journal. 13(1): 72-99.
  • Douglas Besharov and Douglas Call, editors. [Maureen A. Pirog, JPAM Classics Series Editor ONLY]. 2010. Poverty, Welfare and Public Policy. (Wiley Periodicals, Inc.: MA): 544 pages.
  • Maureen A. Pirog and Kathleen Ziol-Guest. 2006 (reprinted 2009). “Child Support Enforcement: Programs and Policies, Impacts and Questions.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 25(4): 943-990. Reprinted in JPAM Classics: Poverty and Public Policy (Wiley Periodicals, Inc.: MA): 421-464.
  • Maureen A. Pirog, Anne L. Buffardi, Colleen K. Chrisinger, Pradeep Singh, and John Briney. Winter 2009. “Are the alternatives to randomized assignment nearly as good? Statistical corrections to non-randomized evaluations.” (A response to the Nathan-Hollister debate.) Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 28(1): 169-172.
  • Maureen A. Pirog and Craig L. Johnson. 2008. “Electronic Benefits and Funds Transfers, Government and the Winter Commission.” Public Administration Review. 68(1): 103-114.
  • Maureen A. Pirog, Volume and JPAM Classics Series Editor. 2008. Social Experimentation, Program Evaluation and Public Policy. (Wiley Periodicals, Inc: MA): 534 pages.
  • David Weimer, editor. [Maureen A. Pirog, JPAM Classics Series Editor ONLY]. 2008. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Public Policy. (Wiley Periodicals, Inc.: MA): 458 pages.
  • Maureen A. Pirog. 2007. “Trends in Public Program Evaluation in the US: Ramifications for Russia and China.” Chinese Public Affairs Quarterly. 3(1): 1-40. (Reprinted)
  • David Reingold, Maureen A. Pirog and David Brady. 2007. “Empirical Evidence on Welfare Reform and Faith-Based Organizations.” Social Services Review. (June): 245-283.