Center for Governance and Public Policy Research
Transforming existing states into preferred ones.
One of Willamette University’s five centers of Excellence, the Center for Governance and Public Policy Research is a joint program of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Law. The Center performs high-quality policy-relevant research concerned with organizational governance and transformation issues, primarily those with a financial component.
By high quality we mean two things: first, that our academic peers respect our research, as reflected by publication in leading scholarly journals, and, second, that it is influential. We will be influential by developing a reputation for providing unbiased, non-partisan, evidence-based information that is directly relevant to the real public-policy problems facing the region and the nation.