Scott W. Allard is the Daniel J. Evans Endowed Professor of Social Policy at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington with expertise in poverty and inequality, social welfare policy, and urban policy. He is a Managing Editor for the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM). Allard is a research affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is the co-lead of the poverty and geography working group. In addition, he served as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program from 2010 to 2020 and as the co-director of the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center at the University of Chicago from 2013 to 2019.

Scott Allard_2017_08_17_1023He is author of Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State (Yale University Press, 2009). His most recent book entitled, Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty, was published in June 2017 by the Russell Sage Foundation Press. In addition, he has published several articles on the geography of contemporary social welfare policy and on social service delivery in the post-welfare reform era that have appeared in the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Policy Studies Journal, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, and Urban Affairs Review.

Allard has received research grants supporting his work on social welfare policy from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Russell Sage Foundation, The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, The New York Community Trust, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI).

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Scott W. Allard
Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
University of Washington