Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy
A Message From Daniel Galvin, Program Chair
From the partisan divide on COVID-19 to systemic racial injustices to impediments to democratic participation, political institutions are being tested like never before. IPR faculty examine how political, social, and economic dynamics affect institutional operations and decision-making processes in the United States. Researchers analyze the interplay between political institutions, political behavior, and public policies.
Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:
Pierre Azoulay, Benjamin Jones, J. Daniel Kim, and Javier Miranda. 2020. Immigration and Entrepreneurship in the United States (WP-45).
Marianne Bitler, Hilary Hoynes, and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach. 2020. The Social Safety Net in the Wake of COVID-19 (WP-20-43).
Craig Garthwaite, Jordan Keener, Matthew Notowidigdo, and Nicole Ozminkowski. 2020. Who Profits From Amateurism? Rent-Sharing in Modern College Sports (WP-20-42).
Representing the fields of political science, economics, social policy, psychology, and sociology, faculty delve into the worlds of politics, institutions, and policymaking.
In September, the Northwestern Neighborhood and Network Initiative (N3), housed within IPR, delivered a report to the City of Evanston analyzing its use of force policy and data for its police department.
Martin Eichenbaum, Charles Moskos Professor Professor of Economics
Laurel Harbridge-Yong, Associate Professor of Political Science and IPR Fellow
Erik Nisbet, Owen L. Coon Endowed Professor of Policy Analysis & Communication, Director of the Center for Communication & Public Policy, and IPR Associate
Chloe Thurston, Assistant Professor of Political Science and IPR Fellow
Moderator: Daniel Galvin, Associate Professor of Political Science and IPR Fellow
by Sally Nuamah, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and IPR Fellow