Meet GWIPP Staff
The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) serves as a university-wide center for faculty and graduate students engaging in research on important public policy issues. GWIPP is a stand-alone unit reporting through Leo Chalupa (VP for Research) to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Center for Washington Area Studies (CWAS) and the State and Local Fiscal Policy Research Program (SLFP) are housed within GWIPP.
GWIPP assists university faculty in preparing research proposals and budgets as well as managing funded public policy projects. GWIPP staff, research faculty, and graduate research assistants pursue a wide range of public policy research projects.
Additionally, GWIPP sponsors the Policy Research Scholars Program. This program, through a competitive process, provides support for faculty scholars writing research proposals. GWIPP also sponsors a series of events, including public policy research methods workshops, brown-bag lunch discussions amongst Policy Research Scholars, and other talks and conferences. Many of these are co-sponsored by other policy units in the university.
GWIPP coordinates closely with the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration (TSPPPA) which offers a PhD in Public Policy and Public Administration, a Master's of Public Policy, and a Master's of Public Administration.
GWIPP's Internal Steering Committee provides guidance for GWIPP and its operations. GWIPP's External Advisory Committee helps connect the research capabilities of GWIPP with policy issues so that careful policy research and evaluation can effectively inform the policy process.
Innovative Data Sources for Regional Economic Analysis
Conference: May 7-8, 2012
GWIPP is hosting this event to raise the awareness of policymakers, practitioners, and researchers about the wide array of innovative data sources and tools useful for regional economic development analysis and policy. To a large extent, these data sources are made possible by recent technological and methodological advances that greatly increase capacities to collect and analyze large volumes of data, widely disseminate these data and analyses, and display the results in informative, engaging ways.
The conference will be organized as a “data fair,” with simultaneous presentations from over 30 federal, commercial, and university data providers in a 3,900 SF space. Data user groups will be organized by self-identified areas of interest, such as entrepreneurship and workforce.
The conference webpage provides links to innovative data sources, identifies conference presenters, and indicates how to register.
This multi-year undertaking between the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and GWIPP aims to provide a rich compendium of data and information for policymakers, practitioners, elected officials, researchers, and journalists on the local property tax in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. It is inspired by and meant to replace, at least partially, the Significant Features of Fiscal Federalism report that the US Advisory Commission of Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR) published annually before the Commission was disbanded in 1996. This online database makes it easy to compare features of the property tax across states or to learn about the property tax in detail for one or more specific states.
Contact Cathy Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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GWIPP sponsors a Public Policy Research Methods Workshop series each academic year. These workshops are intended to introduce faculty and graduate students to research methods relevant to public policy research. GWIPP also occasionally co-sponsors policy research events with other academic units throughout the university. If you would like to be notified of upcoming GWIPP events, please sign up for the GWIPP listserv.