The Publius Foundation is committed to publishing comprehensive, quality research on issues impacting the Pittsburgh area. Producing and disseminating this research is a key aspect of our educational mission. We organize our research into two distinct types of publication:
The Publius Foundation produces policy briefings to serve as educational guides to issues of local importance. These policy briefings provide readers with information designed to contextualize the debate over certain issues by presenting a researched analysis of the subject from a pro-liberty perspective. Policy Briefings are designed to be succinct and easy to digest and are thus generally five pages or fewer.
Click here for a list of policy briefings produced by The Publius Foundation.
Whereas policy briefings are meant to provide readers with succinct analysis of a given issue, special reports are published in order to encourage a deeper understanding of a particular problem or policy. These special reports make extensive use of primary documents in order to create a researched paper that tackles the many facets and deeper background of the issue at hand. Special reports are generally longer than five pages but are accompanied by a one-page executive summary.
Click here for a list of special reports produced by The Publius Foundation.