Matthew Hutchinson - Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI)
Abstract: GUILD is a database designed to enhance the utility of the Indiana General Assembly (IGA) data made public by the state’s Legislative Services Agency (LSA). GUILD’s enhancements will enable users to rapidly query and study the network structures that reflect how public policy is made in Indiana, and ultimately in other states in the Midwest and beyond. To our knowledge, this is a first-of-its-kind resource, unique in its representation of the legislative process at a highly granular level and in a graphical (network) format.
Bio: Matt Hutchinson is IUNI’s Data Manager. In this role he is responsible for maintaining and managing access to IUNI’s various datasets as well as facilitating analysis and reporting for IUNI’s affiliated faculty and research groups. Matt has an MPA in Policy Analysis from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and joins IUNI after a number of years working for the Indiana State Government. His professional experience has focused on econometric forecasting and microsimulation modelling of the state tax code, particularly in the fields of Sales and Gaming taxation. Matt has contributed to the implementation of data-driven decision-making and best practices in two separate state agencies including the use of economic and demographic data to allocate public funds and develop the state budget.