CPPR Research Symposium

Housing symposium attendee looking at a phone and program booklet

The Center for Public Policy Research hosts an annual Research Symposium, a free event that brings together a diverse continuum of scholars, experts, and stakeholders to discuss the latest research and analysis on public policy challenges and identify institutional designs that serve our common interest. 

The conference aims to provide a forum for scholars and experts to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers on topics relevant to political economy, including healthcare, housing, education, and regulation. 

All Tulane students, researchers, and community members interested in exploring the relationship between public policy and its impact on the economy are invited to attend the symposium. 

The two-day event is devoted to:

  • showcasing the latest research and analysis on public policy issues
  • promoting collaboration among scholars, stakeholders, and policymakers
  • exploring innovative solutions to public policy challenges
  • providing shared learning opportunities for the Tulane community and the public


2024 Annual Research Symposium

The 2024 symposium, Confronting America’s Housing Crisis: Solutions for the 21st Century, was held at the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute and Tulane University on April 12-13, 2024. 

The event featured a keynote from Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and panel discussions with U.S. housing policy experts. 

Program and Speaker Information

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2023 Annual Research Symposium

The 2023 CPPR symposium, The Shortage in Healthcare Personnel and Labor Force Issues, was held at the Troubadour Hotel and Tulane’s Lavin-Bernick Center on March 24-25, 2023. 

The conference featured dual keynotes from two Tulane School of Medicine alumnae — Admiral Rachel L. Levine, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, and Karen DeSalvo, MD, Chief Health Officer at Google. The event also featured discussion panels with experts in healthcare and a video address from Senator Bill Cassidy

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