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Indiana University project to provide fiscal benchmarking for local governments
Jamie Palmer

June 20, 2014
An Indiana University fiscal benchmarking project will produce timely and accessible information about the fiscal health of local governments for state and local officials and Hoosier voters."Fiscal Benchmarking for Indiana's Local Governments," launched this month by the IU Public Policy Institute and the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will draw on government data to produce... Read More »


Mark Lawrance named new Director of IU Public Policy Institute

June 2, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 2, 2014Media contact: Liz Joss, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, ljoss@iupui.edu or 317-274-8624Mark Lawrance named new Director of IU Public Policy InstituteINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — R. Mark Lawrance has been named Director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (PPI). The appointment was announced today by IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz.Lawrance... Read More »


Retiring IU PPI leader, John L. Krauss, is awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash, the IUPUI Chancellor's Medal, and the John L. Krauss Award for Public Policy Innovation.

May 14, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, May 14, 2014 -- Retiring IU Public Policy Institute Director John L. Krauss received four high honors at a retirement celebration on Tuesday, including a Sagamore of the Wabash, the IUPUI Chancellor’s Medal and the inaugural John L. Krauss Award for Public Policy Innovation. Mayor Greg Ballard declared May 13 “John L. Krauss Day.”  The honors recognize Krauss’ long history of... Read More »


PPI, City leaders highlight increased demand for Downtown Indianapolis

November 18, 2013
Two studies have just been released that address the long-term viability of Downtown Indianapolis. With substantive and objective data, Outlook for New Rentals in Downtown Indianapolis (housing study) and Why Downtown Indianapolis Matters (economic impact) articulate the value of Downtown as an economic driver and residential magnet. In partnership with the IU Public Policy Institute, Indianapolis... Read More »


PPI director John Krauss to retire

October 10, 2013
IU Public Policy Institute founder & director John Kraussto take advantage of early retirement program  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – One of Indiana’s foremost public-policy leaders is stepping down from his full-time role at Indiana University. John L. Krauss, 65, founding director of the IU Public Policy Institute, will depart that role in May 2014 to take advantage of a one-time... Read More »