Updates & Announcements from IGPA

All Announcements and Updates from IGPA

December 1, 2017

Flash Index reverses October decline, climbs back to 104.2 in November

The University of Illinois Flash Index, an indicator of the Illinois economy published monthly by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, rose to 104.2 in November.

November 20, 2017

IGPA intern Thomas Dowling selected as 2018 Rhodes Scholar

IGPA's Wolff Intern, Thomas Dowling, has been selected as one of 32 U.S.

November 8, 2017

Federal Reserve Board chairs Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen receive the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government

The past and current chair of the Federal Reserve Board were honored with the University of Illinois System’s Paul H.

November 2, 2017

Volcker Alliance releases report of findings from state budgeting study that includes work from Fiscal Futures Project

The Volcker Alliance has released research findings from a multiyear study of state budgeting practices across the United States. IGPA's

November 1, 2017

U of I Flash Index dips to 5-year low

The University of Illinois Flash Index fell to 103.9 in October, its first reading below 104.0 since November 2012. The dip indicates a continued sluggishness in the state's ecomomy.

September 8, 2017

Illinois Economic Review for August indicates employment growth is continuing in Illinois

The latest Illinois Economic Review from the University of Illinois' Regional Economic Applications Laboratory indicates the state could see a net increase of more than 19,000 jobs in the coming 12

September 5, 2017

IGPA's Chris Mooney named president of State Politics and Policy Section of APSA

IGPA politics expert Christopher Z.

September 1, 2017

U of I Flash Index up in August

The University of Illinois Flash Index climbed to 104.5 in August, up from 104.3 in July. IGPA economics expert J.

August 28, 2017

Two from Edgar Fellows Class of 2017 write op-ed stressing need for politicians to work together

State Representatives Sara Wojcicki-Jimenez and Carol Sente, one Republican and one Democrat, got together to write an opinion piece for the State Journal-Register of Springfield.

August 2, 2017

Sixth class of Edgar Fellows named; Program’s goal is to encourage respectful and collaborative leadership

For the sixth consecutive summer, a group of 40 emerging leaders from across Illinois has been selected as Edgar Fellows and will gather in Champaign from Aug. 6-10.