The PPIC Economic Policy Center inspires practical policy solutions that promote a robust, resilient economy, improving the prospects of workers, families, and businesses statewide.
We envision our state’s economy fostering innovation that leads to widespread, measurable gains in the quality of life of all Californians, now and for future generations.
The center provides accessible, nonpartisan data and research that further understanding of California’s complex economy. With an emphasis on labor market issues that impact workers and businesses, the center serves as a forum for a non-ideological, evidence-based discussion of real-world strategies and solutions.
The center identifies policy solutions that support a robust and resilient economy in which Californians find the jobs they want and employers hire the workforce they need—resulting in greater economic well-being and upward mobility statewide. Our work focuses on three key areas:
Tracking trends. We create a common set of facts and facilitate a broad understanding about current economic trends and future possibilities.
Evaluating policies. We analyze California’s labor market to identify policies that support prosperity, for both workers and businesses.
Removing barriers. We investigate labor market barriers to economic advancement and provide pragmatic policy solutions.
Our Advisory Council
The PPIC Economic Policy Center advisory council consists of business, labor, community, and academic leaders from around the state—and beyond. The center operates under the direction of PPIC’s president and board of directors.
The center benefits from a broad base of supporters who appreciate the vital need for a reliable, independent, and trusted source that improves understanding of California’s economic landscape. Learn more about giving to the center.