Public Policy Institute

Solve problems. Seize opportunities. Affect positive change.

The IU Public Policy Institute was created in 1992 by Indiana University as a multidisciplinary institute within the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Staffed by a team of researchers and faculty members from SPEA, the Public Policy Institute delivers unbiased research and data-driven, objective, expert analysis to help public, private, and nonprofit sectors make important decisions that directly impact quality of life in Indiana and throughout the nation.

Whether it’s analyzing the financial needs for water and wastewater infrastructure in Indiana, or evaluating the effectiveness of behavioral health courts, the Public Policy Institute provides the knowledge, data, and analysis that organizations need to make sound decisions, without political agenda or ideological bias.

Public Policy Institute director Tom Guevara

While we develop policies that address the problems Hoosiers face, many of those same policies and solutions can be applied in other parts of the country that face similar challenges.

Tom Guevara, Director of the IU Public Policy Institute

Services that meet a variety of Hoosier needs

  • Analytical studies
  • Benchmarking/indicators
  • Crime analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Data management
  • Econometric modeling
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Economic valuation
  • Facilitated decision making
  • Facilitation and mediation
  • Focus groups
  • Geographic information systems
  • Hedonic modeling
  • Policy analysis
  • Policy studies
  • Program evaluation
  • Public safety analysis
  • Simulation modeling
  • Spatial analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Survey analysis
  • Survey design

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