Morrison Institute is a leading resource for relevant research, analysis and policy choices of public value. Recent research reports are listed below.

More Morrison Institute research reports are available in the Arizona State University archives.

Challenges and Choices

Serving Valley Victims of Domestic Violence: Challenges and Choices

Reports and Publications
February 2014
Bill Hart

The 2014 publication, "Serving Valley Victims of Domestic Violence: Challenges and Choices," seeks to supply new information on the service needs of Maricopa County victims of domestic violence (DV), a common criminal justice/public health problem that annually injures or kills thousands of Valley residents, shatters families and imposes other serious social costs.

Education Financing

Arizona's Education Financing: Elementary and Secondary Education: 2002-2011

Reports and Publications
December 2013
Dan Hunting

Arizona has grown rapidly over the years and our education system has grown in step with the population. But increasing the total budget for education doesn’t mean that we have directed more resources to each student.

State of Our State 2013

State of Our State 2013 Presentations

November 2013
Susan Clark-Johnson, Sapna Gupta, Dan Hunting, Janet Holston

PowerPoint presentations from State of Our State 2013 Conference. Topics include economic development, education and workforce development, and changing demographics of Arizona.

Conference was held Nov. 19, 2013 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott.

Sue Clark-Johnson: "Looking Ahead"

Arizona Directions 2014

Arizona Directions 2014

Reports and Publications
November 2013
Andrea Whitsett, Sapna Gupta, Dan Hunting

Immigration Reform

Defining Border Security in Immigration Reform

Reports and Publications
July 2013
Mike Slaven

This report by the Morrison Institute Latino Public Policy Center focuses on defining a "secure" border as the key to passage of comprehensive immigration reform in Congress. The report attempts to separate rhetoric from facts regarding border security.

Employment Options

Homeless Population

A New Look: A Survey of Arizona's Homeless Population

Reports and Publications
June 2013
Bill Hart, Eric Hedberg

This first-time survey of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Arizona provides a detailed portrait of the state's homeless population. By statistically validating some long-held assumptions about homelessness, this research will provide the empirical evidence needed to advance both prevention and treatment strategies.

Initiative Reform

Initiative Reform in Arizona: Exploring Some Ideas

Reports and Publications
May 2013
David Berman

Technical Education

On the Rise: The Role of Career and Technical Education in Arizona's Future

Reports and Publications
April 2013
Sapna Gupta

This report examines the potential of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Arizona in terms of providing employers certified skills need to compete regionally, nationally and internationally and students avenues for higher education, quality of life and job satisfaction.