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Public Policy Research Center Annual Reports

  • 2007-2008 Annual Report PDF
  • 2006-2007 Annual Report PDF
  • 2004-2005 Annual Report PDF
  • 2003-2004 Annual Report PDF
  • 2002-2003 Annual Report PDF
  • 2001-02 Annual Report PDF
  • 2000 Annual Report PDF

 

Public Policy Research Center Newsletter archives

  • Interface Issue 10, Spring 2006 PDF
  • Interface Issue 9, Spring 2005 PDF
  • Interface Issue 8, Summer 2004 PDF
  • Interface Issue 7, A Year In Review PDF
  • Interface Issue 6, Winter 2003 PDF
  • Interface Issue 5, Summer 2002 PDF
  • Interface Issue 3, Spring 2001 PDF
  • Interface Issue 2, Winter 2001 PDF
  • Interface Issue 1, Fall 2000 PDF

 

Books, research

  • Foreclosures in Missouri: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions - A White Paper Based on the Missouri Homeownership Preservation Summit, by Todd Swanstrom and Will Winter (published June 2010) PDF
  • The Effectiveness of Foreclosure Counseling in St. Louis: A Report Prepared for the Metro St. Louis Foreclosure Intervention Task Force and Beyond Housing, by Todd Swanstrom and Will Winter (published May 2010) PDF
  • Spiritual Integration Test and What It Predicts About Elder Health And Well-Being, September 2004 PDF
  • Voting Methods Two Years After Florida, May 2003 PDF
  • The Medicare+Choice Program in Missouri: Considerable Turmoil since 1997, September 2001 PDF
  • Wage Penalties and the Second Earner: Career Hierarchy in Dual-Earner Families, February 2001 PDF
  • Church, State, Elder Health and Spirituality Measurements for Public Policy, February 2001 PDF
  • Downtown Revitalization: Research Trends and Findings, January 2001 PDF
  • The Governor in Governance: Keeping the Pace (Issue 3), by Mark Tranel, Director, PPRC, published March 2017 PDF
  • More Municipalities = Less Municipal $pending? (Issue 2), by James Brasfield and E Terrence Jones, published October 2016 PDF
  • Case Study Comparing St. Louis and Indianapolis Local Government Structures (Issue 1), by Mark Tranel, orginally published in 2015 and updated for the Local Government Administration series in 2017 PDF
  • Fragmented by Design: by Terry Jones, Palmerston & Reed (June 1, 2000) PDF
    Louis Plans -- The Ideal and the Real St. Louis edited by Mark Tranel, ISBN-10: 1883982618
  • Hidden Assets: Connecting the Past to the Future of St. Louis, 2006, edited by Richard Rosenfeld Produced by PPRC in partnership with the Missouri Historical Society
  • Louis Metromorphosis: Past Trends and Future Directions, edited by E. Terrence Jones and Brady Baybeck
  • Economic Resuscitation in Illinois: Old Man River City, 2006 PDF

 

Reports

  • Creating Whole Communities: Enhancing the Capacity of Community Development Nonprofits in the St. Louis Region PDF
  • Case Study Comparing St. Louis and Indianapolis Local Government Structures, by Mark Tranel PDF
  • Children's Mental Health and Substance Abuse Needs Assessment for St. Louis County: A White Paper PDF
  • Missouri Civic Health Index PDF
  • Statewide Homelessness Study 2013:  Homelessness in Missouri PDF
  • Missouri's Economic and Governmental Status Across States and Over Time: A Comparison Guide, by Don Phares PDF
  • From Checkbook Campagins to Civic Coalitions: Lessons from the Passage of Prop A PDF
  • More Transit = More Jobs: The Impact of Increasing Funding for Public Transit, prepared by Todd Swanstrom, Will Winter and Laura Wiedlocher for the Transportation Equity Network PDF
  • Foreclosures in Missouri: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions - A White Paper Based on the Missouri Homeownership Preservation Summit, by Todd Swanstrom and Will Winter (published June 2010) PDF
  • The Effectiveness of Foreclosure Counseling in St. Louis: A Report Prepared for the Metro St. Louis Foreclosure Intervention Task Force and Beyond Housing, by Todd Swanstrom and Will Winter (published May 2010) PDF
  • Immigration Challenges in Secondary Cities, presented by Mark Tranel at the Annual Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Los Angeles CA (November 8, 2008) PDF
  • The Road to Good Jobs: Patterns of Employment in the Construction Industry, PDF
  • Economic Impact of Proposition C-The Missouri Clean Energy Initiative, Report Summary, Full Report
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area for October 2007 PDF
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area for May 2007 PDF
  • "Sustaining Homeownership Among Low- Moderate-Income Homebuyers: An Explanatory Analysis of the Role of Counseling," by Mark Tranel and William Winter PDF
  • 2003 Commercial Ratio Study of St. Louis County, published June 2007 PDF
  • 2005 Commercial Ratio Study of St. Louis County, published June 2007 PDF
  • More Than Their Fair Share: Understanding How the Age of Homes Affects Property Taxes in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, February 2007 PDF  
  • Disparity of Assessment Results: Why Missouri's School Funding Formula Doesn't Add Up, October 2006 Click Here for full report, with county-by-county data, 474 pages, or Click Here for short version, with Executive Summary and Final Report
  • Missouri Job Vacancy Survey -- Kansas City and St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Areas October 2006 PDF
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area for October 2006 PDF
  • Missouri Job Vacancy Survey -- Kansas City and St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Areas PDF
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area for May 2006 PDF
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area, MO-Il: Construction, Winter 2006 PDF
  • Missouri's Agricultural Use Values -- A Review of Their History and Effects, December 2005
    PDF
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area for October 2005 PDF
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area, MO-Il: Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Sector, Summer 2005 PDF
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area for May 2005 PDF
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area for October 2004 PDF
  • An Analysis Comparing Property Tax Assessments to Sale Values in St. Charles County, St. Louis County, and St. Louis City, July 2004 PDF
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area, MO-IL: Information Technology-Producing Sector, Winter 2004 PDF
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area for May 2004 PDF
  • Survey of Job Openings in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area for the Week of October 21, 2003 PDF
  • A Brief Demographic and Spatial History of the St. Louis Region: 1950-2000, July 2002 PDF
  • A Comparison of Employment Diversity in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area: 1974 and 1997, July 2002 PDF
  • Economic Impact of the Closing of the Hazelwood Ford Plant on the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area, July 2002 PDF
  • The Economy of Metropolitan St. Louis, June 2002 PDF
  • Environmental Justice Handbook: Pagedale Area, April 2001 PDF

 

Policy Briefs

  • Reconciling the Great Divorce - The City of St. Louis Reentering St. Louis County, Policy Brief #25, by Terry Jones PDF
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Has Evaluation Been Left Behind? Policy Brief #24, May 2009 PDF
  • Acquiring Essential Sales Information is a State Responsibility, October 2007 PDF
  • Child Care Choices Facing Missouri's Working Families, April 2006 PDF
  • The Missouri Structural Budget Crisis, February 2006 PDF
  • Missouri Education Funding, Senate Bill 287, April 2005 PDF
  • Voting Technology in the St. Louis Region, May 2003 PDF
  • Voting Technology in the United States, May 2003 PDF
  • Constitutional Convention, October 2002 PDF
  • The Case Against 'Continuous Improvement' in Schools, July 2002 PDF
  • Using the Tax Code to Subsidize Families with Children: The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, July 2002 PDF
  • A New Chapter in Women's Labor Force Participation: Rising Rates Among Never-Married Mothers, June 2002 PDF
  • Downtown Development: Key Trends & Practices, June 2001 PDF
  • Responding to Gangs in Missouri, June 2001 PDF
  • Cultural Competency in the Delivery of Mental Health Services: Implementation Issues, May 2001 PDF
  • Promoting Economic Well-Being Among the Poor Through Microenterprise Initiatives in the United States, April 2001 PDF
  • Robbing Drug Dealers: An Intractable Problem for Policymakers, January 2001 PDF
  • Value Added Testing: A Modest Proposal for Education Reform, January 2001 PDF
  • Gender Differences in Pay and Pay Raises, January 2001 PDF
  • The Rise in Dual-Earner Families, July 2000 PDF

 

Occasional Papers

  • What Makes a Church a Good Neighbor? Findings From Two Studies on Religious Congregations and Community Livability, February 2006 PDF
  • Building Municipal Capacity for Brownfields Redevelopment in Wellston, Missouri and Emeryville, California: A Case Study by Liz Connolly, PPRC Community Fellow, June 2004 PDF
  • New Media, New Politics: The 30th Anniversary Forum of the St. Louis Journalism Review, October 2001 PDF
  • Community Partnerships: A Sustainable Resource for Nongovernmental Organizations
    by Mark Tranel and Kay Gasen PDF
  • Lambert Airport Governance: The Benefits and Detriments of Regional Control, by Jeffrey Roorda, April 2003 PDF
  • Whose Plan Is It, Anyway? June 2002 PDF
  • Issues for City Government in the New Millennium on the Occasion of Forty Years of Partnership with Stuttgart, Germany, May 2002 PDF
  • Open Spaces, Good Places: The Future of Development for the St. Louis Region, April 2001 PDF
  • Building a Better St. Louis: The Hope and the Promise of the Regional Center for Education and Work, April 2001 PDF
  • The Arch as Symbol, December 2000 PDF
  • The Cardinals, A New Ballpark, and Major League Baseball: A Road Map for Success, September 2000 PDF
  • Development in Missouri: Legislative Action in 2000, July 2000 PDF

 

Presentations

  • From Research to Practice: Forging the Link in Public Sector Ethics, presented by Dr. Wally Siewert View
  • Whitmire Community Garden Study View Slideshow
  • Assessing Polling Places in the St. Louis Area View Slideshow
  • Missouri Homeownership Preservation Summit, January 2010
    • The Economic Outlook for Housing (W. Emmons, Federal Reserve Bank) View Slideshow
    • Foreclosure, Fraud and Consumer Protection (Missouri Homeownership Preservation Network) View Slideshow
    • The Foreclosure Situation in Missouri (K. Edmiston, Federal Reserve Bank) View Slideshow
    • Office of the Attorney General, State of Missouri (D. Ommens) View Slideshow
    • The Policy Response to Foreclosures View Slideshow
    • What is Mortgage Fraud, Anyway? (L. Marshall) View Slideshow
  • PPRC Conference, Governance without Government in Metropolitan North America: Where is it Now? Where is it Going?
    • Conference Photos and Overview View Slideshow
    • The Status of Voluntary Governance Structures in St. Louis, presented by Tim Fischesser, St. Louis County Municipal League View Slideshow
    • Governing Metropolitan Baltimore: Redux, presented by Donald F. Norris, University of Maryland, Baltimore County View Slideshow
    • Consolidation and Regional Cooperation for Economic Development: Lessons from Indianapolis's UniGov and Cleveland's Forms of Regional Cooperation, presented by Mark S. Rosentraub and Jill Norton, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, and Suzanne Leland, University of North Carolina Charlotte View Slideshow
    • Moving Toward Regional Governance -- Incrementally: The St. Louis Case, presented by E. Terrence Jones and Don Phares, University of Missouri -- St. Louis View Slideshow
    • The Louisville Merger: Promises and Performance: An Initial Assessment, presented by Hank V. Savitch, and Ronald K. Vogel, Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville View Slideshow
    • Municipal Partners for Inclusive Recreation, presented by Susan Trautman, City of Des Peres View Slideshow