Welcome to the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI), a leading policy research group at Texas A&M University.

Established by the Texas State Legislature in 1983 at Texas A&M University, the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) serves as a leading interdisciplinary government and social policy research organization. Since inception, PPRI has secured external research contracts totaling $140 million for providing scientific research and evaluative services to more than 90 public and private sponsors engaged in formulating public policy.

Social problems related to the areas of government, education, public health, substance abuse, workforce and employment, aging, and child and family well-being provide the substantive focus of PPRI’s work. Through the application of sophisticated research methods, PPRI successfully designs scientific projects that predict and evaluate the effectiveness of local, state, regional, national, and international programs and initiatives.

What’s New @ PPRI:

Public Policy Research Institute honored by State Bar of Texas

PPRI is honored to have received the Michael K. Moore Award – the State Bar of Texas’ highest recognition for research in indigent defense…

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