The Public Policy Center at Boise State University: Research That Matters
Boise State University’s Public Policy Center (PPC) is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research center located in the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs. The PPC provides theoretical, empirical and applied policy research across a wide range of complex policy issues and problems. The Center is involved in policy research that cuts across boundaries: community, regional, state and national and international. As a component of the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, the PPC also contributes to the integrated research activities of the other Research Centers. In keeping with the University’s role and unique mission in public affairs, the Public Policy Center provides an important social science component to broader research questions.
The objectives of the Public Policy Center are to:
- Conduct non-partisan interdisciplinary research on significant and complex policy issues impacting the Treasure Valley, the State of Idaho, the Intermountain West, and beyond.
- Provide relevant and necessary public policy and public affairs components to interdisciplinary research efforts across Boise State University.
- Provide objective research findings for public policy decision making throughout Idaho and beyond.
- Integrate students and the educational experience into the public policy and public affairs research experience.