Publications

How Accurate is Online Information about SNAP?

Colleen M. Heflin, Peter R. Mueser, Jacob M. Cronin

The Ferguson Papers: Race and Education

Sonja Erickson, Erin Meyers

The Ferguson Papers: The Institute of Public Policy and The Ferguson Commission

Emily Johnson

The Ferguson Commission was appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in November of 2014 to conduct a "thorough, wide-ranging and unflinching study of the social and economic conditions that impede progress, equality and safety in the St. Louis region." In April 2015, the Institute of Public Policy, Truman School of Public Affairs was contracted by…

Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches / Executive Summary

Brian Dabson

Brief Takeaways for Developmental Organizations to Improve Regional Resilience

Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches

Brian Dabson

Explore Ways Regional Development Organizations Can Increase Regional Resilience for the Future

Examining Level of Government Transparency Through County Government Web Sites

Grichawat Lowatcharin and Charles Menifield

County Government Websites Lend Insight into Levels of Transparency

2014 Youth Community Coalition Assessment

Sonja Erickson

Comprehensive Analysis of the Youth Community Coalition’s Effectiveness: 2014

Creating Opportunity and Prosperity Through Strengthening Rural-Urban Connections

Erin Meyers, Brian Dabson

Can Urban and Rural Communities Aid in the Other’s Prosperity?

Policy Options for Closing the Gender Wage Gap

Sonja Erickson

Context and Analysis to Understand and Reform the Wage Gap

Status of Women in Missouri

Jacqueline Schumacher

Status of Women in MO

Missouri Emergency Management Preliminary Analysis

Sonja Erickson

Developing Effective Emergency Response Systems

County Level Resilience and Vulnerability Index

Kathleen K. Miller, Brian Dabson

How Should We Define and Measure Community Resilience?

In-State Resident Tuition Policies for Undocumented Immigrants

Kate Olson, Stephanie Potochnick

Background and Case Studies Lend Insight into Missouri's Debate for In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

Proportionality in District, School and Teacher Evaluation Systems

Cory Koedel

Designing Better Gauges for Performance Evaluation...

Regional Resilience: Research Policy Brief

Brian Dabson, Colleen Heflin, Kathleen Miller

Coping With Disasters...Are We Ready?

Community Input Report (Executive Summary)

Jacqueline Schumacher, Christian Arment, Erin Meyers

What could the Child Service Fund Provide for the Community?

Community Input Report (Full)

Jacqueline Schumacher, Christian Arment, Erin Meyers

Boone County Communities Decide How To Help Their Neediest Children…

Missouri Department of Corrections Community Reentry Funding Round 5

Christian Arment, Emily Johnson, Sean Nicholson-Crotty

2012-2013 Final Report

Analysis of State Revenues and Expenditures

Andrew Wesemann, Brian Dabson

Taxing and Spending…Where Does Missouri Rank?

The Affordable Care Act: Health Insurance Exchanges

Bridget Kevin-Myers, Lindsey Lehman, Casey Parnell

The Health Insurance Mandate; What You Should Know

The Affordable Care Act: Engaging Youth

Bridget Kevin-Myers, Lindsey Lehman, Casey Parnell

Buying In: The Young Invincibles and Healthcare

The Affordable Care Act: Health Insurance Exchanges, Additional Information

Bridget Kevin-Myers, Lindsey Lehman, Casey Parnell

New Protections, New Options, New Benefits

The Affordable Care Act: The Individual Mandate

Bridget Kevin-Myers, Lindsey Lehman, Casey Parnell

The New Healthcare Law… How Does It Affect You?

Public Expenditures and Economic Growth

Judith Stallmann, David Valentine, Andrew Wesemann

Taxes and Growth…How Do We Find Balance?

Missouri’s Energy Outlook

Brian Dabson, Josh Meyers

How Can We Move Towards Diversifying Renewable Energy Sources?

Seven Steps to Increasing Rural-Urban Economic Connections in Central Appalachia

Brian Dabson

To Market, To Market…Getting Rural Goods To Urban Markets

Boone County Issues Analysis: Basic Needs & Emergency Services

Jacqueline Schumacher

Understanding the Critical Issues Facing At-Risk Populations

Comparing Taxes in Missouri and Surrounding States

Judith Stallmann, Andrew Wesemann, David Valentine

Midwestern Analysis…Where Does Missouri Rank?

Diversity in the Missouri Legislature, 1991 to 2013

Andrew Wesemann, David Valentine

Women and Minorities in the Legislature…Are We Under-Represented?

Assessing the Impact of Missouri’s Tax Credits An Update

Brian Dabson

 The Missouri Tax Credit Review Commission; Measuring the Success of Tax Incentive Programs

What Now for Health Insurance Exchanges in Missouri?

Bridget Kevin-Myers

Ballot Measure Prohibits Participation...Missouri Misses Deadline

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant 2011-2012 Final Report

Emily Johnson, Jill Nicholson-Crotty, Megan Schoor

Explore the Effect and Impact of the Columbia Public Schools’ After School Programing

Rural Entrepreneurship in a Time of Recession

Maria Figeuroa-Armijos, Brian Dabson, Thomas G. Johnson

Why Rural Necessity Entrepreneurs Should be Supported During Times of Recession

Regional Profile of Missouri Food Pantry Clients and Households

Ashley Vancil, Sandy Rikoon, Matt Foulkes, Colleen Heflin, Joan Hermsen, Nikki Raedeke

Glimpse into Missouri Food Pantry Trends to Consider Implications for Patrons

Community Resilience: Understanding the Economic Impacts of Disruptions in Water Service

Colleen Heflin, Jennifer Keller Jensen, Kathleen K. Miller

What Case Studies can Tell us About Affects of Water Service Disruption

Assessing the Impact of Missouri’s Tax Credits

Brian Dabson, T. G. Johnson, A. Wesemann, M. Figueroa-Armijos, J. Stallmann

Tax Credit Programs…Do They Help or Hinder Missouri's Economy?

Missouri Department of Corrections Community Reentry Funding Round 4, 2011 – 2012 Final Report

Christian Arment, Emily Johnson, Sean Nicholson-Crotty

How has Reentry Funding Helped Offenders Assimilate Back into the Community?

Demographic and Poverty Data Supplement for Boone County, MO

Jill Lucht, Jacqueline Schumacher

Data Supplement Provides a Closer Look into Poverty in Boone County

Children, Youth and Families Final Report

Caren Bacon, Elizabeth Pafford

Report Combines Context and Statistical Analysis to Address Issues Facing Children, Youth, and Families

Independent Living Final Report

Jacqueline Schumacher

How are we Tracking Indicators of Community Aptitude for Independent Aging Citizens?

Economic Opportunity Final Report

Jacqueline Schumacher

How can we Identify and Analyze Regional Economic Opportunity?

Non-Income Effects of Welfare Receipt on Early Childhood Cognitive Scores

Colleen Heflin, Sharon Kukla-Acevedo

Can Economic Situations have an Affect on Childhood Intelligence?

Snapshot Missouri: A National Comparison

David Valentine, Andrew Wesemann

How does Missouri’s Developmental Indicators Compare Nationally?

Internet Sales and Use Tax Issues in Missouri

Ying Huang, John Kosash, Andrew Wesemann

Is Increasing E-commerce Actually Hurting State Revenue?

Economic Development Incentive Programs: Some Best Practices

Judith Stallmann, Thomas Johnson

Importance of Carefully Managing Economic Incentives

Thinking of Tax Policy as a Portfolio

Judith Stallmann, Thomas Johnson

Breaking Down Criteria for Evaluating the Tax Systems

Mental Health Final Report

Jacqueline Schumacher

How can Mental Health Indicators Provide Insight into the Effectiveness of the Identification and Treatment Process?

Regional Resilience: Research and Policy Brief

Brian Dabson, Colleen Heflin, Kathleen Miller

Washington DC: National Association of Development Organizations

Feeding the Hungry: Results from a Survey of Food Pantry Directors in Mid-Missouri

Jennifer Jensen, Colleen Heflin, Joan Hermsen, Sandy Rikoon

Pantry Directors: Working Towards Healthier Food and Community

The Path to Successful Reentry: The Relationship Between Correctional Education, Employment and Recidivism

Jake Cronin

Successful Reentry Aids in Reducing Repeat Offenders

The Impact of Principal Race on Teachers

Jason Grissom, Lael Keiser

Racial, Social, and Economic Impacts on Teachers… Based on Race of Principal

St. Louis Metro Hunger Atlas

Jill Lucht, Jordan Dawdy, Colleen Heflin, Sandy Rikoon, Matt Foulkes, Joan Hermsen, Nikki Raedeke

How are Public Programs in St. Louis Dealing with Food Insecurities?

Is Incarceration Still the Answer? The Impact of Current Policies & Possible Alternatives

Christian Arment

Does Incarceration Still Effectively Deter Criminal Activity?

Kansas City Metro Hunger Atlas

Jill Lucht, Jordan Dawdy, Colleen Heflin, Sandy Rikoon, Matt Foulkes, Joan Hermsen, Nikki Raedeke

How are Public Programs in Kansas City Dealing with Food Insecurities?

Poverty, Hardship and Depression

Colleen Heflin, John Iceland

Is there an Association between Material Hardship and Depression?

Non-Income Effects of Welfare Receipt on Early Childhood Cognitive Scores

Colleen Heflin, Sharon Kukla-Acevedo

Can Economic Impacts Stunt Childhood Cognition?

Maternal & Child Health Needs Assessment Report

Emily Johnson, Christian Arment

Assessing Maternal and Childhood Health Needs… Rural and Urban

Should the Missouri Legislature Consider Early/Advance Voting?

Martha Kropf

Context Supplemented with Arguments in Favor and Against Advance Voting in Missouri

Evaluation of Major State Taxes in Missouri

Judith Stallmann

Isolating State Taxes to Analyze their Effectiveness

Missouri’s State and Local Taxes

Judith Stallmann

Overview Comparison of State and Local Taxes

Missouri’s State & Local Revenues, Debt & Intergovernmental Revenues

Judith Stallmann

Overview and Insight into Missouri Revenue… State and Local

Missouri’s State & Local Expenditures

Judith Stallmann

Graphical Overview of Missouri Expenditures… State and Local

Missouri’s Sales, Personal Income & Corporate Income Taxes

Judith Stallmann

Context and Graphical Insight into Sales and Income Tax