Public Policy Institute of California

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Public Policy Institute of California
Logo Public Policy Institute of California.svg
MottoPPIC is committed to providing essential information and framing policy debates to shape a better future for California.
President/CEOMark Baldassare
BudgetRevenue: $24,537,528
Expenses: $15,136,305
(FYE June 2015)[1]
Address500 Washington Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California 94111

The Public Policy Institute of California is an independent, non-profit research institution. Based in San Francisco, California, the institute was established in 1994 with a $70 million endowment from William Redington Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard.

Research by the institute focuses on population issues, the economy, governance and public finance. The PPIC also conducts polls of public opinion on issues related to California public policy. It disseminates its research to state, local, and federal officials, as well as non-profit and private sectors leaders, public media, and the general public. It has organized conferences to focus on significant policy issues, such as the effects of California ballot propositions.[2]

The institute has a visiting fellows program for scholars and a summer intern program for graduate students.


The Public Policy Institute of California was co-founded in 1994 by Bill Hewlett, Roger Heyns, and Arjay Miller.[3]


  1. ^ "World Policy Institute" (PDF). Foundation Center. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Skelton, George (27 October 2013). "Initiative reform needed in California" – via LA Times.
  3. ^ Baldassare, Mark (2017-11-09). "In Memoriam: Arjay Miller". Retrieved 2021-01-16.

External links[edit]