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The Institute for Policy & Social Research brings together social scientists from a broad range of disciplines to pursue and conduct sponsored research at the international, national, regional, state, and local levels. IPSR affiliated faculty represent disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, geography, political science, public administration, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning. More information can be found on the About IPSR page.

What's New

Kansas Statistical Abstract 2014   
The 49th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract is now available! The abstract is available EXCLUSIVELY online as a PDF file with individual pages available in Microsoft Excel and PDF. For more information and access to the data, please visit

The Kansas Statistical Abstract was featured in a radio spot on the Jayhawk Radio Network, tune in or click the button below to play the clip now:

Upcoming Events

States of Surveillance: New Directions and Empirical Projects

States of Surveillance: New Directions and Empirical Projects
Fall Symposium, October 1-2, 2015

Hosted by the KU Surveillance Studies Research Center and Institute for Policy & Social Research this symposium aims to push the boundaries of our current knowledge and explore new ways of thinking about and studying surveillance, privacy, and social monitoring. Read more on the symposium site at:

2015 Kansas Economic Policy Conference

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Registration and a preliminary program are available on the conference site.

Recent Publications

Economic Impact of Immigration in the Kansas City and the Bi-State Region by Donna K. Ginther, Pat Oslund, and Jen Boden, November 2014.

Kansas County Profiles
Kansas County Profiles (formerly known as KCCED Profiles) were updated in November 2014. Check out the latest data for your county at:

For other publications please visit our Publications Page.

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