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International Conference on Public Policy Design

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"Advancing the Study of Policy Design in Policy Process Research"

Call for Papers

We welcome submissions for the International Conference on Public Policy Design to be held at the University of Miami on February 23-25, 2023. We invite papers that advance theory and methods for studying policy design (defined either as policy formulation or policy content) within the realm of policy process research, particularly papers exploring antecedents and consequences of policy design. We are also interested in papers that connect policy design concepts and theories with policy process models, theories and frameworks in which policy design is implicitly or explicitly recognized but otherwise conceptually or empirically underattended. 

We welcome papers that address a wide range of theories, methods and cases that will help to enhance scholarly understanding of policy design throughout the policy process. We are hoping to attract a diverse group of scholars who approach policy design from different perspectives. We strongly encourage submissions from women, international and minority scholars, broadly defined.

The International Conference on Public Policy Design is being co-sponsored by the University of Miami Department of Political Science, Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Design and Governance, the Policy Studies Journal, and Policy Theory & Practice. Select papers presented at the conference will be invited for a special issue on policy design to be published in the Policy Studies Journal (special issue editors: Cali Curley and Saba Siddiki). 

Please submit a one-page abstract describing the intended content of your conference paper using the link below by September 2, 2022, if you are interested in participating in the conference. A timeline of conference deadlines is provided below. 


Abstracts due: September 2, 2022

Notification of abstract acceptance: September 23, 2022

Papers due to conference organizers/discussants: February 9, 2023

Conference dates: February 23-25, 2023

Submit your conference paper


Social Science and Public Policy




US Southeast

Open to


Students, Graduate and Professional


MAX-Center for Policy Design and Governance


Saba Siddiki


Contact Saba Siddiki to request accommodations