These books are conference proceedings, or written accounts of presentations or policy briefs from NFI-sponsored research events. Books may also contain topically-related essays by NFI Fellows, affiliated scholars or NFI staff but not presented at NFI events.
These reports, most often by NFI staff, synthesize data and information, combine and compare the results of other studies, or offer viewpoints or statements of opinion on issues, in the form of position papers.
These documents identify and analyze a problem for which a public policy action might yield a solution. As a general rule, policy briefs identify the problem and its relationship to the stakeholders, analyze the problem using available qualitative and quantitative data, propose a range of possible solutions, advocate for one particular solution from among the alternatives, and explain its implementation.
Research Buzz was a series of documents produced by Networks that spotlighted and analyzed some of the upcoming issues in the business world.
Working papers are research reports, technical papers, discussion papers, and occasional papers, written to help authors articulate and develop new ideas, make a theoretical or practical contribution to an area of research or field of study, and disseminate their work professionally. These papers may include preliminary results of research that are not yet ready for publication in a professional journal or pieces that explore a topical or theoretical or methodological issue. Papers delivered in a public forum may also be published in this series.