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The Institute for Policy & Social Research brings together social scientists from a broad range of disciplines to pursue and conduct sponsored research at the international, national, regional, state, and local levels. IPSR affiliated faculty represent disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, geography, political science, public administration, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning. More information can be found on the About IPSR page.

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  • Demands for Local and Organic Produce: A Brief Overview of the Literature. 

    Harris, Brian; Burress, David; Eicher, Sharon (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 2000-04)
    Environmentally Identified Products ( EIPs) refers to food products that are described as organic or sustainable, or were grown using Integrated Pest Management (IPM), or in other respects are viewed as having a relatively ...
  • Seventh Assessment of the Science, Engineering, and Math Infrastructure at Three Universities in Kansas 

    Hurd, Genna M.; Kuwana, Ted (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1999-07)
    Kansas received its first NSF EPSCoR grant in 1992. The second NSF EPSCoR grant, received in 1995, is a cooperative agreement, negotiated on a yearly renewal basis. Assessment of the status of science, engineering, and ...
  • Retail Preferences Survey Report #2 

    Glaeser, Vincent C. (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1998-11)
  • Faculty Survey and Administrators' Interview Results: Sixth Assessment of the Science, Math and Engineering Infrastructure at Three Universities in Kansas 

    Ott, Genna M.; Krider, Charles (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1998-12)
    In 1992 Kansas became a National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) state to improve its ability to compete for federal research and development (R&D) dollars. Annual ...
  • Benefits and Costs of the Kansas Comprehensive Highway Program 

    Burress, David; Oslund, Patricia (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1999-01)
    This report analyzes the benefits and costs of the Kansas Comprehensive Highway Program (KCHP). The benefit-cost ratio of the program is conservatively estimated to be at least 3. In other words, the program returned at ...
  • MAMTC Regional Market Assessment 

    Wobbekind, Richard L.; Eye, Karen; Hayden, Gin; Horvath, Gary; Krider, Charles; Rose, Carol; Mercer, Susan (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1998-04-21)
    The purpose of this study is to assess the business needs, plans for modernization, and use of outside service providers by the Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center’s (MAMTC) target clientele--small and mid-size ...
  • Employee Benefits Survey Report Lawrence, Kansas 1988 

    Glaeser, Vincent C. (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1988-06)
    The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and the Lawrence City Commission requested this study. Its purpose is to provide area businesses with information about the benefit packages that major employers in Lawrence and Douglas ...
  • Economic Scope, Impact and Marketing Study of the Kansas Arts Commission. 

    Glass, Robert; Clifford, Norman; Harris, Brian; Woolsey, Cheri; Krider, Charles (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1999-07-28)
    This report presents the results of a study done by the Institute for Public Policy and Business Research for the Kansas Arts Commission (KAC). The purpose of the study was to: delineate the scope of the Kansas Arts ...
  • Retail Preferences Report #3 

    Semyonova-Smith, Elena Y. (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1999-07)
    The purpose of this survey is to find out how many Lawrence residents intentionally leave Lawrence to shop, what types of goods or services they shop for, and how often they go. The survey was limited to Lawrence ...
  • Kaw Valley Focus Groups on Local and Organic Produce 

    Harris, Brian; Buress, David; Mercer, Susan; Oslund, Patricia; Rose, Carol (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 2000-04)
    Environmentally-Identified Products (EIPs) refers to food products that are described as organic or sustainable, were grown using Integrated Pest Management (IPM), or are in other respects viewed as having a less-negative ...
  • Sixth Assessment of the Science, Math and Engineering Infrastructure at Three Universities in Kansas: Case Studies of Four Peer Institutions 

    Ott, Genna M.; Krider, Charles (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1988-06)
    In 1992, Kansas became a National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) state to improve its ability to compete for federal research and development (R&D) dollars. At ...
  • An Estimation of the Level of Voluntary Financial Support for the Kansas Wind Energy Project 

    Clifford, Norman; Glass, Robert; Nelson, Kevin (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1988-06)
    Citizens in the Wichita Area have considerable interest in the generation of electrical power using wind turbines. For many of these people, the interest goes beyond voicing passive support for wind energy. Using one ...
  • Kansas State Fair Economic Impact and Marketing Study Volume 2: An Overview of Non-Fair Events 

    Norman, Clifford; Oslund, Patricia; Krider, Charles (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1988-04)
    During 1996 and 1997, the Institute for Public Policy and Business Research at the University of Kansas conducted a study of the marketing aspects and economic impacts of events that take place at the State Fairgrounds in ...
  • Kansas State Fair Economic Impact and Marketing Study: Analysis of the 1996 Kansas State Fair Volume 1 

    Clifford, Norman; Oslund, Patricia; Krider, Charles (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1998-04)
    The study examines both the marketing aspects of Fair and Non-Fair activities and their economic impacts on the economies of Reno County, South Central Kansas, and the State of Kansas as a whole. Marketing aspects of the ...
  • Kansas State Fair Economic Impact and Marketing Study 

    Clifford, Norman; Oslund, Patricia; Krider, Charles (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1998-04)
    The study examines both the marketing aspects of Fair and Non-Fair activities and their economic impacts on the economies of Reno County, South Central Kansas, and the State of Kansas as a whole. Marketing aspects of the ...
  • Business Taxes and Costs A Cross-State Comparison 

    Oslund, Patricia (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1988-02)
    The study focuses on ten states. We begin by looking at Kansas and the nearby states of Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. We then turn our consideration to several large industrial states: California, ...
  • Sixth Assessment of the Science, Engineering, and Math Infrastructure at Three Universities in Kansas 

    Ott, Genna M. (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1997-12)
    Kansas received its first NSF EPSCoR grant in 1992. The second NSF EPSCoR grant, received in 1995, is a cooperative agreement, negotiated on a yearly renewal basis. Assessment of the status of science, engineering, and ...
  • Strategic Planning in Kansas: Survey Results 

    Ott, Genna M. (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1997-11)
    In 1990, the Kansas Legislature passed the Community Strategic Planning Assistance Act (CSPA), a program that provided funds to non-metropolitan counties in Kansas to develop strategic plans for economic development and ...
  • Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Marketing Program Impact Survey Addendum 

    Glaeser, Vincent C. (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1997-01)
    This report is a supplement to our previous report, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Marketing Program Impact Survey Report, July 1996. This report identified the impact on the Lawrence/ Douglas County ...
  • Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Marketing Program Impact Survey Report 

    Glaeser, Vincent C.; Oslund, Patricia (Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas, 1996-07)
    This survey was conducted for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce with the intent of determining the impact on the Lawrence/Douglas County economy of firms doing business within this area that have been assisted in some way ...

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