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.

preventing drift

Preventing Families’ ‘Drift Into Failure’

Reports and Publications
May 2017
Erica Quintana, Jade Sun

Teacher report

Finding & Keeping Educators for Arizona's Classrooms

Reports and Publications
May 2017
Dan Hunting, Thom Reilly, Andrea Whitsett, Samantha Briggs, Joseph Garcia, Bill Hart


Voters, Media & Social Networks

Reports and Publications
April 2017
Eric Hedberg, Thom Reilly, David Daugherty, Joseph Garcia


Morrison-Cronkite Poll: Opioids & Addiction

Reports and Publications
April 2017
Morrison Institute - Cronkite News

The prevalence of prescription opioid abuse and addiction in Arizona is widespread, according to a major statewide poll released by Arizona State University today.

homeless youth

Housing Homeless Youth

Reports and Publications
March 2017
Bill Hart, Kendra L. Smith

Bail or jail

Bail or Jail?

Reports and Publications
January 2017
Bill Hart

If a person cannot afford to post bail, he/she stays in jail until trial, which can be costly to all sides.

Neglect 1

The ‘Neglect of Neglect’

Reports and Publications
December 2016
Erica Quintana, Bill Hart, Kelly Megahan

Spotlight on Arizona’s Kids

As part of a three-year project, this is the first in a series of briefs in which Morrison Institute for Public Policy will report on selected aspects of Arizona’s child welfare system.

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.