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  • Institute of Government and Public Affairs | Where leaders turn for analysis of crucial issues
    Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Consequences of inaction on the state budget Mid FY16 analysis shows spending on autopilot revenue way down deficit could be 6 6B by June Illinois Still in the Penalty Box Analysis shows poor finances cost Illinois millions in the bond market Transparency and Accountability in State Budgeting Illinois should improve its budgetary practices to avoid future fiscal crises The Latest From IGPA Illinois Economic Review forecasts some job shrinkage in coming 12 months The latest Illinois Economic Review published by the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory is forecasting an overall decline in the number of jobs in Illinois over the next 12 months Read the full review Jim Edgar to receive Champion of Democracy recognition IGPA Distinguished Fellow and former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar is one of four Illinoisans who will be honored as a 2016 Champion of Democracy by Illinois Common Cause Edgar will be honored on Wednesday Feb 10 in Chicago See More From IGPA IGPA IN THE NEWS The Sunday Spin Director Mooney recaps POTUS visit to Springfield Source WGN Radio Chicago Feb 14 2016 Director Chris Mooney compares budget less states of Illinois and

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  • About IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory About IGPA Where leaders turn for analysis of crucial issues The Institute of Government and Public Affairs is a public policy research organization based in Chicago and Urbana Champaign IGPA s mission is to improve public policy and government performance by producing and distributing cutting edge research and analysis engaging the public in dialogue and education providing practical assistance in decision making to government and policymakers The institute s work not only advances knowledge but also provides real solutions for the state s most difficult challenges IGPA plays an important role in assisting government to better serve the public good IGPA provides access to top quality University of Illinois research to improve decision making at every level of government IGPA is distinct among premier policy research units because of its dedication to public engagement IGPA s programming includes seminar series public lectures leadership training and conferences Dedicated Faculty The faculty and professionals at IGPA are dedicated to responding rapidly to the challenges facing society and assisting government to meet those challenges IGPA experts are recognized for innovative research highly ranked

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/content/about-igpa (2016-02-17)
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  • Contact Us | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Flash Index About Archive Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Review Opinion Monitor Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Contact Us Director Christopher Z Mooney 217 333 3340 cmoon1 uillinois edu Administrative Assistant to Professor Mooney Jean Benefield 217 333 4526 benefldj uillinois edu Assistant Director James R Paul 217 244 6762 jimpaul uillinois edu Coordinator of Planning and Events Kathy Harrington Sullivan 217 300 2365 sulliva illinois edu Coordinator of Communications and Media Kelsey Kapolnek 312 996 8854 kjmccoy uillinois edu Business Manager Rene Dunnam 217 244 0375 rdunnam illinois edu Locations Urbana Champaign 1007 W Nevada St Urbana IL 61801 MC 037 Phone 217 333 3340 Toll free 866 794 3340 Fax 217 244 4817 Chicago 815 W Van Buren Suite 525 Chicago IL 60607 MC 191 Phone 312 996 6188 Fax 312 996 1404 Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA Site IGPA Library The Institute of Government

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  • Frequently Asked Questions | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    16 faculty members who also hold appointments within academic departments Five professors emeritus work at the institute IGPA is also home to one Distinguished Fellow and 10 visiting scholars IGPA is also home to three specialized study centers with staffs of various sizes IGPA s work would not be possible without the help of 13 staff members Staff members provide administrative support research assistance and professional programming for the institute IGPA also provides one paid student internship and opportunities for internships for credit To what University of Illinois office does IGPA report IGPA is part of the University of Illinois central administration and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs What types of research do faculty members conduct IGPA faculty members contribute broad perspectives to public policy issues Disciplines include Economics and Public Finance Politics Social Policy Health Care Policy Good Government Education Race and Public Policy Demographics IGPA experts conduct qualitative and quantitative research How do policymakers utilize IGPA research Policymakers often consult IGPA research to better inform laws and regulations Policymakers look forward to receiving The Illinois Report an annual publication detailing several crucial issues facing the state Legislators periodically contact IGPA faculty to request specific research on issues pertinent to decision making in their communities IGPA s forecasts and indices provide high quality data on economic performance and public opinion that helps legislators gauge the impact of past and future policy decisions How was IGPA founded IGPA was created in 1947 by resolution of the Illinois General Assembly How can I participate in IGPA activities Citizens can participate in any of the public lectures IGPA sponsors throughout the year Students can participate by attending campus presentations by faculty and visiting scholars A non partisan residential program for college women NEWLeadership Illinois is held each year in

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  • IGPA Team | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Fiscal Futures Project rfdye uic edu Brian J Gaines Brian J Gaines studies elections political behavior and political institutions bjgaines illinois edu J Fred Giertz J Fred Giertz served as director of IGPA from Sept 4 2012 July 31 2013 He also compiles the U of I Flash Index a monthly indicator of the Illinois economy jgiertz illinois edu George Gross George Gross studies power system analysis economics and electric utility regulatory policy gross illinois edu Geoffrey J D Hewings Geoffrey J D Hewings is an internationally known expert in the field of urban and regional economic analysis hewings illinois edu Robert Kaestner Robert Kaestner is an expert on the economics of health care kaestner uic edu Maria Krysan Maria Krysan focuses her research on racial attitudes and segregation krysan uic edu James Kuklinski James Kuklinski studies racial politics and the relationship between public opinion and policy making kuklinsk illinois edu Anthony T Lo Sasso Anthony T Lo Sasso studies how government policies affect private sector decisions losasso uic edu Darren H Lubotsky Darren H Lubotsky focuses his research on the economic impact of social policy issues particularly education and immigration lubotsky uic edu David F Merriman David F Merriman is co director of the Fiscal Futures Project at IGPA His research focuses on state and local public finance He is an expert on property tax caps dmerrim uic edu Elizabeth T Powers Elizabeth T Powers is an expert on social policies including welfare and public health insurance epowers illinois edu Kent Redfield Kent Redfield is an expert in campaign financing and political ethics kredf1 uis edu Julian Reif Julian Reif is an expert in health economics and policy jreif illinois edu Robert W Resek Robert W Resek is a former vice president for academic affairs at the University of Illinois and is an expert in economics resek illinois edu Joshua Drucker Joshua Drucker is a visiting scholar working on fiscal policy research at IGPA jdruck uic edu Don Fullerton Don Fullerton is associate director of IGPA for Urbana Champaign and a member of the IGPA faculty He is an expert on tax policy energy and environmental policy issues dfullert illinois edu Richard Funderburg Richard Funderburg is a visiting scholar working on fiscal policy research at IGPA rfund2 uis edu Rachel A Gordon Rachel Gordon serves as associate director of IGPA for Chicago and is a member of the IGPA faculty She is a Professor of Sociology at UIC and studies issues related to the well being of children and their families ragordon uic edu Megan Konar Megan Konar is a visiting scholar working on climate change policy research at IGPA mkonar illinois edu Amanda Lewis Amanda Lewis is a visiting scholar working on research on racial disparities in education at IGPA aelewis uic edu Martin Luby Martin Luby is an expert in municipal bond markets state and local government financial instruments and fiscal federalism mluby1 depaul edu Catherine Main Catherine Main is a visiting scholar working on early childhood

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/about/igpa-team-list (2016-02-17)
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  • Advisory Committee | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Advisory Committee The IGPA Advisory Committee provides expert advice to help expand the contributions effectiveness and visibility of the Institute This committee will advise IGPA leadership about the relevance of current initiatives the types of research and public service programs the Institute should be sponsoring and new opportunities to inform discussion and debate about public policy issues important to Illinois and the nation We also seek the committee s advice for strengthening the Institute s external relationships and partnership building with governmental civic and business leaders Pat Basu MD Chicago Sen John Cullerton D Chicago President Rep Barbara Flynn Currie D Chicago Majority Leader U S Rep Danny Davis D Ill U S Rep Rodney Davis R Ill Rep Jim Durkin R Western Springs Minority Leader Kimberly Foxx Chief of Staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle William Houlihan Downstate Director U S Sen Dick Durbin Roberta Lynch Executive Director American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 31 Kim Clarke Maisch State Director National Federation of Independent Business Illinois Susana Mendoza City Clerk City of Chicago Sidney Micek President Emeritus University of Illinois Foundation

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  • Charles P. Wolff Memorial Internship | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Charles P Wolff Memorial Internship The Wolff Internship is a paid public affairs opportunity at the Urbana Champaign campus The program exposes a University of Illinois undergraduate student to the many facets of public policy development from academic research to real world politics with the goal of better preparing them for public or community service This is a 12 month program that begins in May or June and continues through the following academic year The internship is open only to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois Meet and interact with the top government officials of Illinois Opportunities to travel to Chicago Springfield and Washington D C Work with top researchers in public policy Contribute to media relations including advertising press releases social media and more Competitive candidates will have strong communication and research skills an interest in state and national politics and public policy and demonstrated participation in the campus and or local community Must have sophomore junior or first semester senior standing to begin the internship s academic year Open to all majors The deadline for submitting applications for the 2015

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/content/charles-p-wolff-memorial-internship (2016-02-17)
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  • Employment Opportunities | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Employment Opportunities NEW Leadership Illinois Alumna in Residence view NEW Leadership Illinois is seeking an alumna of the program to join our coordination team as the 2016 Alumna in Residence The Alumna in Residence will have the unique opportunity to work with University of Illinois staff and state legislators to plan and execute the program The Alumna in Residence will also

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/about/employment (2016-02-17)
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