Critical thinking, expert research, rigorous analysis, leading to result-oriented solutions.

Guiding Principles

Our purpose is to provide our clients with clear, authoritative public policy information on issues affecting Iowans using the highest standards of academic scholarship in conducting and analyzing data in order to provide deeper insight and fresh perspectives about public affairs and political challenges. 


Our philosophy is based on American principles of limited, representative government, personal responsibility, individual opportunity, and free enterprise.


 Our values are rooted in a faith in God who has, in the words of the Declaration of Independence, endowed in each person the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”


 As an independent, privately-owned firm, the Iowa Policy Institute is able to respond quickly to emerging, time-sensitive policy issues. As a small business we are driven by results and we understand the bottom line.