Michigan State University main website


Michiganders Optimistic about Economy, Less Happy with Leaders

Monday, March 5, 2018
Charles Ballard

The latest State of the State Survey (SOSS) reveals that Michiganders are more confident in the economy than they are in elected officials, and they have a positive…

Read More

MSU Wins Grant to Grow Political Leadership Programs

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Matt Grossman, associate professor of political science, talks about his research on Monday September 14, 2015.

Michigan State University’s Institute of Public Policy and Social Research has won an $80,000 grant from the Madison Initiative of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to survey state candidate…

Read More

Is Michigan’s Economy Back?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Marquette Park Michigan

Consumer confidence in Michigan is approaching record levels, begging the question: Has the state’s economy recovered? Yes … and no, said Charles Ballard, Michigan State University professor of…

Read More