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PPI to celebrate 25 years of serving Hoosiers with special daylong symposium and celebration

November 9, 2017
The Indiana University Public Policy Institute is holding a special symposium and reception to celebrate 25 years of helping decisionmakers across the state effect change and a better quality of life for Hoosiers.Since 1992, PPI has served as a non-ideological research organization and neutral voice that helps political and community leaders understand the long-term effects of policy decisions.... Read More »


INASPA Spring Networking Event to feature Thriving Communities, Thriving State presentation

March 31, 2017
Drew Klacik, Senior Policy Analyst at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, will present on the Thriving Communities, Thriving States project at the annual spring networking event of the Indiana Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.The purpose of Thriving Communities, Thriving State is to frame the changing demographics and economic realities of Indiana within a... Read More »


Tom Guevara appointed director of the IU Public Policy Institute
Tom Guevara

March 20, 2017
Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Dean John Graham has announced the appointment of Tom Guevara as the director of the IU Public Policy Institute, located at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.Guevara, who earned his Master of Public Affairs with a focus on finance from SPEA, has spent the past six years as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S.... Read More »


PPI study examines two-decade transformation of downtown Carmel

January 23, 2017
CARMEL – A comprehensive analysis by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute shows how two decades of public investment into Carmel’s central core has impacted the city and its taxpayers.The benefits by the numbers are detailed in the PPI report, showing more private investment, more jobs, less vacant land, more employed persons, and more taxable assessed value have been realized.The... Read More »


Indiana faces up to $8.5 billion funding gap for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure

November 21, 2016
The 20-year statewide funding gap for Indiana wastewater and drinking water infrastructure is estimated to be between $6.5 billion and $8.5 billion, according to a new study by the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.Between 2005 and 2014, local governments invested approximately $4.5 billion in combined wastewater and drinking water infrastructure. If spending levels remain... Read More »