Edward T. Jennings

University of Kentucky
Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

431 Patterson Tower
Lexington, KY
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My current research addresses questions related to the use of evidence in policy making, the effects of performance measurement, disability policy, health policy, and the implementation of public programs. One project currently underway is examining patterns of evidence-based policy-making through a survey of twelve agencies in the fifty states. Another project analyzes the spending priorities of the American states. A third analyzes the policy response of the American states to the Great Recession.

Edward T. Jennings, Jr. and jo Ann Ewalt, “The Great Recession and the Social Welfare Response of the American States,” International Review of Public Administration, 19 (3) 2014: 308-323. First published on-line October 15, 2014 at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/12294659.2014.966887#.VJQwZV4ANU
Xiaojie Zhang, Ke Zhao, and Edward T. Jennings, Jr., Empirical Evidence and Determinants of Region-based Environmental Injustice in China: Does Environmental Public Service Level Make a Difference?" Social Science Quarterly, forthcoming
Jennings, Edward T., and Jeremy Hall. “Evidence-Based Practice and the Use of Information in State Agency Decision-Making.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 22 (2) 2012: 245-266.
DOI: 10.1093/jopart/mur040
Kim, Ae-Sook, and Edward T. Jennings, Jr. 2012. “The Evolution of an Innovation: Variations in Medicaid Managed Care Program Extensiveness.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law 37 (5): 814-849.
DOI: 10.1215/03616878-1672727
Jennings, Edward T., and Jeremy L. Hall. 2008. "Taking Chances: Evaluating Risk as a Guide to Better Use of Best Practices." Public Administration Review 60 (4): 695-708.
Jennings, Edward T., and Jo Ann G. Ewalt. 2004. "Administration, Governance, and Policy Tools in Welfare Policy Implementation." Public Administration Review 64: 449-462.

Substantive Focus:
Governance SECONDARY
Health Policy
Social Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY