INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES Regulatory Research and Education
The Institute of Public Utilities (IPU) was established in 1965 and operates within the College of Social Science at Michigan State University, the nation’s pioneer land-grant institution. We are located on MSU’s beautiful East Lansing campus and affiliated with several academic departments and research centers. IPU’s neutral analytical and instructional practice is informed by a broad spectrum of traditional and applied disciplines including economics, political science, law, accounting, finance, and engineering. IPU is an independent nonprofit unit of the University and financially self-sustaining.
IPU forums address today’s biggest challenges, including the complex integration of markets and economic regulation and the need to enhance regulatory capacity. IPU specializes in providing essential learning and networking opportunities, as well as continuing education credits. Certificates of participation can lead to a Certificate of Regulatory Education. IPU’s diverse program faculty includes nationally recognized university educators, and expert practitioners known for their insight, experience, and teaching ability.