• Friday, April 18th, 2014

    Join us for a day-long symposium that will examine why women do or do not run for political office, how they govern once elected, and documentation of the history of women in politics.  The symposium will wrap up with a policy discussion and action steps.  Click on the tabs below for more information about agenda, speakers, etc. 


  • Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center invites you to join us for a series of public forums where our researchers will examine different hypothetical scenarios and their unintended consequences, and present their relevant research. 


    What If...we moved to a sustainable economy/society?
    Tuesday, April 15, 7:00-8:30pm

    Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A

  • Thursday, April 10th, 2014

    Thursday, April 10, 3:30-5:00 pm

    200 South Quad (SQ)

    Kosali Simon, Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

    “Impact of Premium Subsidies on the Take-up of Health Insurance: Evidence from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)”

  • Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

    What If...
    You were looking for something to do on a Tuesday?

  • Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

    Associate Professor Meena Khandelwal

    Anthropology and Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies and Professor, H. S. Udaykumar, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

  • Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

    PPC Researcher and Assistant Professor, Department of Economics in the College of Business David Frisvold, will present at one of the Diabetes and Obesity Talks, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and the UI Obesity Research and Education Initiative.  Frisvold's topic is Food Pricing and School-Based Interventions to Reduce Childhood Obesity.  The talk will take place at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 5 in 1289 CBRB (Kelch).  A light lunch will be served.

  • Monday, March 3rd, 2014

    Betsy Sinclair will present a network analysis workshop on Monday, March 3rd. The workshop will be a short course to introduce interested students and faculty to the basic elements of network analysis and to illustrate how it can provide an alternative to commonly used methods.

    The workshop is sponsored by GAPS (Graduate Association of Political Scientists), Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, and the Public Policy Center.

  • Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

    Assistant Professor David Frisvold

    Department of Economics

    UI Tippie College of Business

  • Friday, February 21st, 2014

    Hosted by the Department of Political Science, the Public Policy Center, and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, this one day conference will include papers focused on economic inequality and other public policy disparities. Guest speakers include Benjamin Page (Northwestern University) and Nathan Kelly (University of Tennessee), as well UI faculty from a number of departments.  Breakfast and lunch will be served for all attendees.


  • Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

    Over the past few years Iowa has been experiencing swings from one weather extreme to another (severe storms, floods and drought). These extreme fluctuations are expensive and are negatively affecting Iowa agriculture, businesses, government and people.