University of Colorado

Dr. Basurto collaborated with colleagues at University of Colorado’s School of Public Affairs and Purdue University Indianapolis’ School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  The project, “Assessing Policy Designs and Improving Outcomes in Organic Farming (NSF Grant No. 1123541), examined the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program as it related to the certification, inspection, and operation of organic farms across the United States.  Dr. Basurto contributed his experience in institutional analysis, the IAD framework and the Institutional Grammar towards investigating how policy designs, individual and socially derived motivations, and individual capacity influenced decision making.  For more information on the project, please see: http://www.spea.iupui.edu/about/research/faculty-projects/national-organic-2012.php