About PPI's research centers
The IU Public Policy institute supports the following research centers:
Manufacturing Policy Initiative
The multifaceted Manufacturing Policy Initiative studies challenges facing the U.S. manufacturing sector, assesses public policies that impact the industry, and identifies policy options for enhancing this vital component of the U.S. economy.
Center for Research on Inclusion & Social Policy
CRISP analyzes and disseminates community-relevant research
about social disparities and complex policy issues with the goal of supporting and improving outcomes for Central Indiana organizations.
Center for Health and Justice Research
CHJR works with public safety agencies and social services organizations to conduct impartial applied research on criminal justice and public safety issues.
Center for Civic Literacy
The Center for Civic Literacy examines the causes and effects of Americans’ low levels of civic knowledge. It also promotes tools to help educators and others improve civic understanding.