At the Public Policy Institute of California, we believe in the power of good information to build a brighter future for our state. After years of economic turmoil, California has entered a period of reform and reinvention. Many of California’s new major initiatives—from education to corrections to climate change—are shaping the future of the state. PPIC helps the state find systematic and sustainable responses to a range of policy challenges.
How does PPIC select its policy research topics?
PPIC’s research topics are motivated by three overarching themes. Ideas are generated from a variety of sources, including policymakers and other leaders, funders, and internal and external experts. An exacting internal and external review process vets each research proposal for quality, timeliness, and relevance.
How does PPIC ensure the quality of its policy research?
Our policy research relies on rigorous, state-of-the-art methods. All projects undergo an extensive, demanding internal and external review process that includes both academic and policymaking experts.
Does PPIC make specific policy recommendations?
We do not develop or recommend specific legislative proposals. However, our studies often evaluate policy goals and ways to meet them, offer comparative assessments of particular policy goals, and sometimes even provide explicit recommendations of policy strategies or mechanisms.
I need to talk to an expert about a particular topic. What do I do?
Please contact a member of our communications staff, as follows:
Press and media, contact Linda Strean at 415-291-4412 or email@example.com.
Water policy press and media, contact Lori Pottinger at 415-291-4428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State government members, contact Kellie Longo at 916-440-1137 or email@example.com.
All others, contact Brendan McVeigh at 415-291-4464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.