Lawmakers faced with decisions about the economic recovery, funding for schools, rising health care costs, and the housing market could benefit from a little bit of unbiased expert advice.
An initiative from the Wharton School, the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative (PPI), is tapping into the expertise at the business school, as well as around the University, to create nonpartisan resources for lawmakers and others close to the decision-making process on Capitol Hill.
"The mission is, really, in the broadest terms, to serve as a hub for public policy research and education at Penn," says PPI Managing Director Andrew Coopersmith. "It's anchored in Wharton, but it includes schools throughout the University. [We're] trying to bring together the different silos of public policy activity across the University."
Video courtesy of the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative