Welcome to the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI), a leading policy research group at Texas A&M University engaged in survey administration, statistical analysis, evaluation, and systems management.

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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 $136 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.


Liberty and Justice: Pretrial Practices in Texas

A recently released study conducted for the Texas Judicial Council finds risk-informed pretrial release has important advantages over money bond.