Public institutions matter.
Since February 2014 the newly created research unit âInterdisciplinary Public Policy â IPPâ at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz works on questions regarding the interaction of public institutions with the socioeconomic environment they act in. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines numerous disciplines -- such as economics, management, law, psychology, political science, medicine, computer science and neuroscience -- IPP asks the following questions:
- Under which conditions should public institutions intervene?
- How should appropriate interventions look like?
- What are the effects of these interventions on people and socioeconomic systems?
- Are these interventions implementable, given a specific socio-cultural and economic conditions of a country or a region?
Based on rigorous quantitative and empirical methods, and rooted in a deep understanding of the behavior of people and institutions, the IPP wants to improve our understanding of the role of public institutions for our lives.