Steven Chlapecka



By / 1.30.2014

On Tuesday, President Obama’s State of the Union address touched briefly on the all-of-the-above energy strategy that his administration has made a priority for the past few years. However, one thing missing from his remarks about energy was nuclear power. Nuclear energy production must remain an important component of any successful U.S. energy strategy and […]

Press Releases

By / 7.18.2013

New PPI Report by Ev Ehrlich Outlines Progressive Agenda for Broadband Policy Economic and Consumer –focused Objectives Key to Progressive Broadband Agenda WASHINGTON – The administration and Congress need to adopt a progressive broadband policy agenda that balances respect for the private investment that has built the nation’s broadband infrastructure with the need to realize […]

Media Advisories

By / 7.16.2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2012 PRESS CONTACT: Steven Chlapecka – T: 202.525.3931 Progressive Policy Institute to host conference featuring Rep. DelBene, Policy Experts and Economists to Discuss Need for Progressive-Focused Broadband Agenda Panel will examine PPI’s new report by Ev Ehrlich, “Shaping the Digital Age: A Progressive Broadband Agenda” WASHINGTON – A panel […]

Press Releases

By / 5.14.2013

NOTE: The Internet Association will host a press briefing call today on release of PPI’s California Internet Economy Study Results. The call will feature opening remarks by Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, and a presentation by Dr. Michael Mandel, the chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute. The call will […]

Media Advisories

By / 3.15.2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2013 PRESS CONTACT: Steven Chlapecka – T: 202.525.3931 Progressive Policy Institute to Host Media Teleconference Featuring Robert Shapiro to Discuss the Case for Broad Corporate Tax Reform Teleconference to take place in Advance of Release of Shapiro’s Newest Policy Memo: Anatomy of a Special Tax Break and The Case […]

Press Releases

By / 10.4.2012

NEWS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Steven Chlapecka –, T: 202.525.3931 WASHINGTON—Government statistics don’t show it, but the production and consumption of data is the leading edge of economic growth in the United States, says a new report released today by the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI). The report, Beyond Goods and Services: The (Unmeasured) […]


The Progressive Policy Institute, John Cabot University, the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs, the European Privacy Association, and the Centre for European Policy Studies will host “The Rise of the Data-Driven Economy: Implications for Growth and Policy” on Oct. 10-12, 2012 in Rome, Italy. Featuring prominent U.S. and European political and business leaders, as well […]

PPI In the News

By / 12.16.2011

PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel’s new report on scale and innovation is featured in this week’s Economist‘s Schumpeter column: SOME people say it is neither big nor clever to drink. Viz, a British comic, settled that debate with a letter from a reader who said: “I drink 15 pints a day, I’m 6 foot […]

Op-eds and Articles

By / 12.12.2011

PPI President Will Marshall offers his thoughts on the most important policy innovation in 2011 to Politico’s Arena: “Michael Mandel, PPI’s chief economic strategist, has proposed a creative fix: a Regulatory Improvement Commission (RIC) modeled on the BRAC Commissions for evaluating military base closures. The RIC will take a principled approach to evaluating and pruning […]


By / 10.3.2011

Date October 6, 2011 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location 902 Hart Senate Office Building U.S. Capitol Complex Washington, DC 20501 Join PPI and top leaders from the White House, Congress, private industry, labor, and the financial sector to discuss current issues in U.S. infrastructure policy. White House economist Gene Sperling will explain the administration’s […]