Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies
The Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies seeks to be the premier institution for research and education in regulatory economics and public policy in the State of Illinois and to have a national reputation for excellence in Midwestern regulatory issues. We accomplish through our Master’s Program in Electricity, Natural Gas and Telecommunications Economics, by performing statewide workshops to educate external stakeholders, by publishing a research white paper series, and by publishing articles and books in peer-reviewed outlets. For information, visit www.irps.ilstu.edu.
Institute for Corruption Studies
Corruption certainly is not endemic in the United States, as it is in several other countries, but it does exist and varies significantly across localities. According to the Justice Department, in the last two decades more than 20,000 public officials and private individuals were convicted of federal crimes related to corruption, and more than 5,000 awaiting trial. Understanding the causes and the consequences of corruption (and designing the policies to control it) starts with measuring corruption itself. For more information, visit greasethewheels.org.