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Working Papers

IPR working papers are provided as a way to bring faculty research to the public in a more timely manner due to the lengthy publication process for journals. They are written on a variety of policy-relevant research topics and have at least one IPR faculty author. While they are prepublication papers, it is expected that that they meet normal standards for scholarly excellence. Most of these working papers are eventually published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. If you wish to cite a working paper, please contact the lead author directly for permission.

Search results will provide an abstract and a pdf version of the paper if available. If not, you can order hard copies of working papers (prior to 2002) by e-mailing ipr@northwestern.edu, with the paper title, authors' names, and the IPR working paper number. There is a fee for mailing and photocopying.