Mark Baldassare

President and Chief Executive Officer
(415) 291-4427
baldassare@ppic.org
curriculum vitae

Expertise
• Public opinion
  Political, social, economic, and environmental attitudes
• Public policy preferences
• Elections
• State initiatives
• State and local government relations
• Political participation
• Demographics

Experience
Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Public Policy, Public Policy Institute of California (2001–present) and Director, PPIC Statewide Survey, Public Policy Institute of California (1998–present). Director of Research, Public Policy Institute of California (2002-2007). Professor (1981–2001), Roger W. and Janice M. Johnson Chair in Civic Governance and Public Management (1999–2001), and Chair (1992–1997), Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine. Founder and Director, Orange County Annual Survey, University of California, Irvine (1982–2000). President, Mark Baldassare and Associates: Projects included the Los Angeles Times Orange County Poll, the Orange County Register Poll, the San Francisco Chronicle Poll, and the California Business Roundtable Survey (1986–1997).

Education
Ph.D. (1976), sociology, University of California, Berkeley. M.A. (1973), sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

PPIC Publications
PPIC Statewide Survey (publication series) Public Policy Institute of California, 1998–2014. PPIC conducts this ongoing series of comprehensive, public-opinion surveys focusing on the theme "Californians and Their Government.” The series includes special editions on the following topics:
• California state budget
• Initiative process
• Education
• Environment
• Information Technology
• Homeland security
• Californians and the future
• Growth and land use
• Los Angeles County
• Orange County
• California population
• Healthy communities

California Voter and Party Profiles (co-authored with Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Jui Shrestha) Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2013.

California's Digital Divide (co-authored with Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Jui Shrestha) Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2013.

California's Likely Voters (co-authored with Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Jui Shrestha) Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2013.

Reforming California's Initiative Process Public Policy Institute of California, 2013.

The Initiative Process in California (co-authored with Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Jui Shrestha) Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2013.

California's Independent Voters (co-authored with Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Jui Shrestha) Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2012.

Improving California's Democracy Public Policy Institute of California, 2012.

Latino Likely Voters in California (co-authored with Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Jui Shrestha) Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2012.

The Age Gap in California Politics (co-authored with Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Jui Shrestha) Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2012.

California's Initiative Process: 100 Years Old (co-authored with Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Jui Shrestha) Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2011.

California's Post-Partisan Future Public Policy Institute of California, 2008.

The State of California Voters (co-authored with Dean Bonner, Jennifer Paluch, and Sonja Petek). Public Policy Institute of California, 2008.

California's Exclusive Electorate Public Policy Institute of California, 2006.

California's Future: In Your Hands Public Policy Institute of California, 2006.

Perspectives on Local and State Finance and Infrastructure in California: Surveys of City Officials and Residents (co-authored with Christopher Hoene and Dean Bonner). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2006.

Perspectives on Local Finance and Infrastructure Issues in the U.S. and California: Surveys of City Officials (co-authored with Christopher Hoene). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2006.

California 2025: It's Your Choice (co-authored with Ellen Hanak). Public Policy Institute of California, 2005.

“Public Opinion: California's Views of the Present, the Future, Governance, and Policy Options” (co-authored with Jonathan Cohen) in Ellen Hanak and Mark Baldassare, ed., California 2025: Taking on the Future. Public Policy Institute of California, 2005, pp. 225-259.

Making Health Policy at the Ballot Box: Californians and the November 2004 Election (co-authored with Renatta DeFever and Kristy Michaud). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2005.

Perspectives on State and Local Finance: Surveys of City Officials in California and the U.S. (co-authored with Christopher Hoene). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2005.

Perspectives on State and Local Finance in California: Surveys of City Officials and Residents (co-authored with Christopher Hoene). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2005.

The State Budget and Local Health Services in California: Surveys of Local Health Officials (co-authored with Matthew Newman). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2005.

Californians' Support for Structural Reforms and Public Priorities Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2004.

Local Budgets and Tax Policy in California: Surveys of City Officials and State Residents (co-authored with Christopher Hoene).  Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2004.

Local Budgets and Tax Policies in California and U.S. Cities: Surveys of City Officials (co-authored with Christopher Hoene).  Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2004.

The State Budget and Local Health Services in California: Surveys of County Officials (co-authored with Mina Yaroslavsky and Paul Lewis). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2004.

State Budget Fallout: L.A.'s Tough Choices Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2004.

The Season of Our Discontent: Voters' Views on California Elections (co-authored with Bruce E. Cain, D. E. Apollonio, and Jonathan Cohen).  Public Policy Institute of California, 2004.

The Ties That Bind: Changing Demographics and Civic Engagement in California (co-authored with S. Karthick Ramakrishnan). Public Policy Institute of California, 2004.

Californians and the State Budget: Opinions About the Deficit and Support for Policy Options and Structural Reforms Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2003.

Californians' Assessment of the State Economy, Its Prospects, and the Performance of Their Elected Officials Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2003.

Crisis of Confidence: Leadership and Reform in Los Angeles County Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2003.

Local Homeland Security and Fiscal Uncertainty: Surveys of City Officials in California (co-authored with Christopher Hoene). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2003.

Local Homeland Security in California: Surveys of City Officials and State Residents (co-authored with Christopher Hoene and Jonathan Cohen). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2003.

A California State of Mind: The Conflicted Voter in a Changing World This book is a joint publication of the Public Policy Institute of California and the University of California Press, 2002.

Coping with Homeland Security: Perceptions of City Officials in California and the United States (co-authored with Christopher Hoene). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2002.

Coping with Homeland Security in California: Surveys of City Officials and State Residents (co-authored with Christopher Hoene and Jonathan Cohen). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2002.

Finding Common Ground: Racial and Ethnic Attitudes in California (co-authored with Zoltan L. Hajnal). Public Policy Institute of California, 2001.

California in the New Millennium: The Changing Social and Political Landscape This book is a joint publication of the Public Policy Institute of California and the University of California Press, 2000.

Risky Business: Providing Local Public Services in Los Angeles County (co-authored with Michael A. Shires, Christopher Hoene, and Aaron Koffman). Public Policy Institute of California, 2000.

When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy This book is a joint publication of the Public Policy Institute of California and the University of California Press, 1998.

When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy, A Policy Summary Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 1998.