Analyzing issues that affect Indiana

The IU Public Policy Institute provides objective, expert research and analysis on a variety of issues that affect businesses and organizations across the state of Indiana. We offer a wide range of services and analysis in research areas including, but not limited to, economic development, tax and finance, criminal justice, public safety, housing and community development, and land use and the environment.

Browse research areas to learn more about our work and view sample projects.

Economic Development

Economic Development

Applying research in key policy areas, including industry clusters, economic valuation/economic impact analysis, program evaluation, tax increment financing, and workforce development.

Tax and Finance

Tax and Finance

Working with state and local governments to analyze taxes, budgeting, spending, and overall fiscal health.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Evaluating corrections, courts, defense, prosecution, and sentencing. Research expertise includes due diligence assessments, baseline program measures, and the evaluation of federally-funded programs.

Public Safety

Public Safety

Working with emergency and public safety agencies and service providers to evaluate programs, collect survey and statistical data, and develop implementation plans.

Housing & Community Development

Housing & Community Development

Assisting public and nonprofit organizations with research, program and system evaluation, market analysis, social benefit analysis, and program facilitation and implementation.

Land Use & Environment

Land Use & Environment

Monitoring urban planning initiatives and their impact on energy and the environment.