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Welcome to the Center for Public Policy and Administration

The Center for Public Policy and Administration is the hub of interdisciplinary public policy research, teaching and engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our faculty teach and conduct rigorous research to realize social change and solve problems for the common good. Our classes are small, and the impact we have on our students and on the outside world is big.


Ash to be Honored at Faculty Convocation

Professor Michael Ash (economics and public policy) will be honored at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Faculty Convocation on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Fall 2014 Faculty Colloquium Schedule Announced

The fall 2014 CPPA Faculty Colloquium Series offers an exciting lineup of accomplished researchers who will speak on a diversity of topics that have significant policy implications.

Fountain Addresses Big Data and the Common Good

Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy) spoke at the 26th annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, held in Chicago last month.