Research Areas

Rigorous investigation of the effects of policy decisions and economic factors on the health care system and individual health outcomes

Nonpartisan examination of the workings of state and national institutions, including legislatures, bureaucracy, and electoral systems

Unusual insight into complex social problems related to the impact of public policy on individuals, communities and institutions

Exploration of the intersection of policy and economic trends, public finance, and economic development

IGPA Experts use cutting edge social science research methods to analyze public policy. Our independent evidence and analysis is non-partisan, data-driven, and based in the best academic scholarship available.

Policy Initiatives

IGPA experts and visiting scholars work together on research projects concerning timely, critical issues. These initiatives take many forms but share a common dual mission of producing cutting-edge scholarly research and informing the policy discussion in Illinois.