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Public affairs research provides important insights into issues that impact all of us—from urban planning and design to environmental policy and human services. Too frequently, this research is published in academic journals that are not accessible to people outside of academia. When important policy research is not seen by practitioners, policymakers, and the broader public, we lose the opportunity to inform policy decisions with researched-based information. Civios aims to change that.

An initiative of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Civios offers short and visually engaging digital materials to inform public affairs discussions. These materials translate policy-relevant scholarly research for policymakers, practitioners, and the broader public.

Taking research one step further

In today's digital age, important research often fails to reach its target audiences in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. To address this problem, Civios includes a strategic communication plan to disseminate each research-based "product" developed—whether it is a podcast, mixed media material, or case study—to relevant audiences. Not only does this make Civios a gateway for the research, but it becomes a vehicle for sharing the research far and wide. This targeted distribution produces what we call knowledge networks—or "hubs of influence"—that are most effective for communicating public affairs research in the digital age.

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The influence of Occupational Licensing and Regulation

Kleiner, Morris M. (IZA World of Labor, 2017)
Since the end of World War II, occupational licensing has been one of the fastest growing labor market institutions in the developed world. The economics literature suggests that licensing can influence wage determination, ...

Regulating Access to Work in the Gig Labor Market: The Case of Uber

Kleiner, Morris M. (W. E. Upjohn Institute, 2017)

Reforming Occupational Licensing Policies

Kleiner, Morris M. (2015-03)
Occupational licensing has been among the fastest growing labor market institutions in the United States since World War II. The evidence from the economics literature suggests that licensing has had an important influence ...

The Limited Prospects for International Tax Cooperation

Kudrle, Robert (Global Policy, 2017)
The recent pace of international agreement aimed to reduce tax evasion and avoidance was completely unpredicted prior to the financial crisis. The two targets are often considered to be merely different dimensions of the ...

Gage East Supportive Housing Project Developmental Evaluation Report

Sarode, Trupti; Sandfort, Jodi (2017-07)
This report summarizes the developmental evaluation of Gage East conducted from July 2016-June 2017 during its initial implementation. As such, it describes what evaluators could see as project partners sought to build ...

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