In 2008, Indiana University established the IU Public Policy Institute, a collaborative, multidisciplinary research institute within the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. John L. Krauss, director of the Institute, leads a team of experienced faculty and staff with expertise in policy analysis, program evaluation, facilitation and planning. The Institute's research adds a neutral voice to dialogues among political and community leaders who need to understand the long-term effects of policy decisions. The Institute serves as an umbrella organization for research centers affiliated with SPEA, including:
The Institute also supports the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
One of the Institute's latest projects is Policy Choices for Indiana's Future, a vehicle for providing nonpartisan policy recommendations to office-holders and candidates.