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.

Propositions 205 206

Understanding Arizona’s Propositions: 205 / 206

Reports and Publications
September 2016
David R. Berman

Morrison Institute for Public Policy Senior Research Fellow David R. Berman lists the pro & con arguments related to:

Proposition 205, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, which would legalize marijuana for recreational use by people aged 21 and older.

Time for plan

Time for a Plan

Reports and Publications
June 2016
Erica S. McFadden, Ph.D.

Town Hall Arizona Mexico

The 108th Arizona Town Hall: Arizona & Mexico

The 108th Arizona Town Hall, ( which convened at Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson in April 2016, developed consensus on the topic of “Arizona & Mexico.” The full text of these recommendations is contained in this final report.

Land Trust

Understanding Arizona's Propositions: 2016

May 2016
Dan Hunting, Thom Reilly
Brief Analysis of Proposition 123

The decision about how to vote on Proposition 123 hinges on complex issues of education and state trust land finances. Morrison Institute has assembled a guide to some of the most important points to consider before you complete your ballot.

Prop 124

Prop 124 – Changes to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSRS)

Reports and Publications
April 2016
Thom Reilly

Understanding Arizona's Propositions: 2016
Prop 124 – Changes to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSRS)

Minority Student Progress

Arizona Minority Student Progress Report 2016

Reports and Publications
March 2016
Dr. Jeffrey F. Milem, Karina G. Salazar ,W. Patrick Bryan

Opportunity Youth LA

Economic Benefits: Hiring Opportunity Youths LA

Reports and Publications
February 2016
Linda Manning Ph.D., Dan Hunting

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice in Arizona

Reports and Publications
January 2016
Bill Hart

In partnership with the Children’s Action Alliance, Morrison Institute recently completed an 18-page research report on the negative effects of the incarceration of delinquent youths in Arizona, and the benefits of locally–based services in the youths’ home communities.

Comprehensive Review

Comprehensive Review and Analysis

Reports and Publications
January 2016
Erica Skogebo McFadden, Ph.D., Kim W. Fisher, Ph.D., Sang Eun Lee, MPA, Melissa Kovacs, Ph.D., Maria Barajas