Every year, the Hoover Institution’s State and Local Governance Initiative hosts its Conference on Collaborative State and Local Policy Research. The conference brings together leading public policy researchers with public servants working in municipal, county, and state governments with the objectives of 1) sharing insights into successful research partnerships between academics and the public sector; 2) learning about datasets and cutting-edge research conducted at the state and local levels; and 3) connecting researchers and practitioners to build a network of support, enable future collaborations, and proliferate best practices across the nation.

2025 Conference on Collaborative State & Local Policy Research

The State and Local Governance Initiative at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution is excited to host its 2nd Annual Conference on Collaborative State & Local Policy Research on January 27-28, 2025.

The conference will feature academic paper presentations, a panel with public servants, and a breakout session allowing for in-depth discussions of research insights across issue areas.

Airfare and lodging near campus will be covered for presenters and their government partners; meals will be provided to all participants.

To join the conference with travel and lodging covered, please submit a working paper that you would present if selected.

The paper must be a product of a collaboration between the researcher(s) and a state or local government entity or entities. The paper may be under review in an academic journal, but should not have been accepted for publication prior to submission to this conference.

Issue areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, workforce and economic development, health policy, criminal justice, education, public finance, environment, and energy.

If you would like to attend the conference without a paper, please reach out and let us know, but we will be unable to cover your travel or lodging expenses.

Paper presentations will go for 25 minutes and will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A discussion with the audience. Presentations should explain why and how the research partnership came together; how the research was carried out; what challenges arose and how they were overcome; what the research found; and how the results have been used and shared to improve public policy. Government partners will be encouraged to participate in some aspect of the presentation and to engage in the Q&A discussion afterwards.

Submission Deadline: October 18th, 2024

Presenters Selected: Mid-November, 2024

Conference Dates: January 27-28, 2025

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If you have any questions, please contact Jillian Ludwig at jcludwig@stanford.edu.


Past Conferences

2024 Conference

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