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About the Institute
The primary objective of the Institute of Public Policy (IPP) is to be the pre-eminent source of independent, nonpartisan, evidence-based public policy analysis for Missouri.
Established in 2000 to enhance knowledge and understanding of critical public policy issues of concern to policymakers and citizens, the IPP is an integral part of the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs. It provides a suite of services to the University, the State of Missouri - both legislative and executive branches - county, city and municipal governments, and nonprofit organizations across Missouri. These services include:
The Institute has a staff of nine and is led by Brian Dabson, IPP Director,and Associate Dean of the Truman School. The staff's work is supported by a team of eight graduate research assistants, both MPA and PhD students, and by a network of Policy Research Scholars comprised of faculty from the Truman School, Department of Political Science, College of Education, School of Social Work and Division of Applied Social Sciences.
A current priority of the IPP is to forge strong collaborative arrangements with a wide range of departments, schools, and colleges at the University of Missouri. Discussions are underway with faculty at the College of Education, College of Engineering, MU Extension, School of Health Professions, College of Human Environmental Sciences, School of Journalism, School of Medicine,and School of Social Work.