The multifaceted Manufacturing Policy Initiative at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (IU SPEA) studies challenges facing the U.S. manufacturing sector, assesses public policies that impact the industry, and identifies policy options for enhancing this vital component of the U.S. economy.
The Initiative serves as a source of objective, state-of-the-art information; offers analysis and recommendations on public policy issues affecting U.S. manufacturing; and is a resource for policy makers, manufacturers, the workforce, and other academics.
SPEA is currently the #1 ranked public affairs school in the country. The Initiative draws on SPEA’s expertise in public and environmental policy as well as international trade, entrepreneurship, regulatory analysis and other disciplines, including the expertise of other academic institutions, focusing on these fundamental questions:
- How does U.S. public policy impact productivity and economic growth?
- How can the country best prepare a workforce to meet the needs of 21st century manufacturing?
- How can we most efficiently and effectively identify and resolve disputes in international trade?
- What is the relationship between national security and manufacturing competitiveness?