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What Can College Football Teach Us About Democracy?

IPR political scientist James Druckman explores how college sports can serve as a laboratory for studying policymaking. 

Racial Discrimination in the Housing Market

January 23, 2010
Housing Discrimination
A new study by IPR sociologist Lincoln Quillian shows that discrimination in U.S. housing access has fallen since the late 1970s, but racial discrimination still persists in mortgage lending. 

Model Seeks to Improve Success of Kidney Transplants

January 22, 2020
IPR economist Charles F. Manski and his colleagues from economics and the medical school apply econometric analysis to improve prediction of transplant success. 

Bipartisanship and Public Opinion

January 21, 2020
In a policy brief, IPR political scientist Laurel Harbridge-Yong examines how legislators' partisan behavior affects the public's confidence in and approval of Congress.

Recent Research From IPR Faculty

January 21, 2020
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The latest IPR faculty research tackles a variety of topics, such as breastfeeding outcomes for early-term newborns and lengthening the school day.

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IPR Colloquia
Our events calendar kicks off this fall with a colloquium by Emma Adam on "Adolescent Stress." Each academic year, we organize more than 40 policy-relevant events. Sign up for notification of our events and join our community for robust debate and discussion.