Research Papers

API’s research papers provide in-depth analysis of specific issues. Ranging from education options to state employee pensions. We gather the data and information and examine the pros and cons of various reforms and offer our own solutions. If you would like to receive API’s Research Papers and other publications as they are released please subscribe.

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The Alabama Deferred Retirement Option Program
Looming Crisis in State and Local Government Employee Compensation and Pensions
Rethinking the Defined Benefit in Alabama’s Retirement System
The Alabama Dynamic Expenditure Limit (ADEL)
Alabama’s State and Local Personnel Boards

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Amicus Curiae Brief:  Wyeth LLC, Pfizer, INC., and Schwarz Pharma, INC.
Consent Decrees in Institutional Reform Litigation

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Gambling in Alabama: Costs and Consequences

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Follow the Money: Comparing the Governments of Alabama’s Four Largest Cities

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Charter Schools in Alabama
Classes Without Walls: ACCESS Distance Learning Works for Alabama
Options in Education – Building Effective Charter Schools in Alabama
Rescuing Alabama’s PACT Program

Energy and the Environment

Alabama’s Environment 2014: Six Critical Indicators

Family Issues

Breaking Up is Hard on You
Cultural Indicators 2014
Effects of Cohabitation Length on Personal Relational Well Being
Family Matters


Certificate of Need (CON) Laws: Why It’s Time for Repeal
The PEEHIP Funding Crisis in Alabama
Medicaid in Alabama: Innovative Reforms for the Future

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Russell Kirk – The Conservative Mind
Richard Weaver – Ideas Have Consequences
Milton and Rose Friedman