CAAPA, established in 2008, is a non-profit academic organization dedicated to promoting knowledge exchanges and academic cooperation between Chinese and American public administration scholars. The School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University is one of the core institutional members of CAAPA. The 2022 CAAPA-Zhejiang University Summer Methods Workshop is one of the serial activities of CAAPA’s summer workshops since 2021, which devoting to providing students and young professionals in the field of public administration with cutting-edge methodological trainings and a platform to exchange and cooperate. Regarding “Interdisciplinary Approach to Public Policy and Public Management in the New Era of Big Data”, this workshop consisted of two parts: academic lectures and methodological lectures. The 2022 CAAPA-Zhejiang University Summer Methods Workshop was a 48-hour course, over 200 students and young professionals from Zhejiang University and other the member institutions of CAAPA.
The academic lecture was organized as a keynote speech. Dr. Ryan Kennedy, who is an associate professor and the Senator Don Henderson Chair in the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston, was invited to share his insights regarding big data methods in public policy research and practice on the 9th of July.
The methodological lectures were carried out between July 10th and 25th, with contents including pre-workshop software bootcamp, causal inference with quasi experiment methods, spatial econometric analysis, multilevel analysis, panel data analysis, social network analysis, as well as behavioral experiment in public administration. Several influential scholars participated the workshop as lecturers to share their insights. They were Dr. Qian Hu, Associate Professor and Director for the Master of Emergency and Crisis Management Program in the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida; Dr. Shaoming Cheng, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration, Florida International University; Dr. Nicolai Petrovskey, associate professor of public management in the Department of Public Policy at City University of Hong Kong; Dr. Yahong Zhang, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director in the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark; Dr. Pengju Zhang, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark; Dr. Ling Zhu, the Pauline Yelderman Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston; Fangda Ding, Ph.D. student in Public Administration at School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark; and Hui Zhou, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston.