Housed in the Center for Social Science Scholarship, the Maryland Institute for Policy, Analysis, and Research (MIPAR) is the principal center for social science and public policy research at UMBC. MIPAR links the analytical resources of the University with policymakers in the state and region, conducting opinion research, policy analyses, and program evaluations on a variety of topics. MIPAR activities are supported by federal, state, and local governmental agencies, foundations, and corporations. MIPAR also administers the Center for Aging Studies at UMBC.

Recent Submissions

  • Controlling Hospital and Health Care Spending in Maryland in the Era of Budget Caps 

    Unknown author (2014-12-05)
    Maryland runs the only all payer hospital payment system in the country. Under this system, the federal government allows a statewide commission, the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) to regulate hospital ...
  • Cybersecurity Challenges to American Local Governments 

    Norris, Donald; Mateczun, Laura; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim (2017-06-12)
    In this paper we examine data from the first ever nationwide survey of cybersecurity among American local governments. We are particularly interested in understanding the threats to local government cybersecurity, their ...
  • An Examination of Vote Verification Technologies: Findings and Experiences from the Maryland Study 

    Sherman, Alan T.; Gangopadhyay, Aryya; Holden, Stephen H.; Karabatis, George; Koru, A. Gunes; Law, Chris M.; Norris, Donald F.; Pinkston, John; Sears, Andrew; Zhang, Dongsong (2006-04-15)
    We describe our findings and experiences from our technical review of vote verification systems for the Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE). The review included the following four systems for possible use together ...