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Center for Policy Research
faculty experts of a range of disciplines
graduate students conducting research to address pressing issues
research areas connect faculty across departments and disciplines
Ying Shi and Maria Zhu
New research from CPR Associates on the “model minority” stereotype finds that teachers rate Asian students’ academic skills more favorably than White students. In addition, teachers respond to the presence of any Asian student in the classroom by widening Black-White and Hispanic-White assessment gaps.
July 2023 | Download Brief
Amy Lutz, Pamela R. Bennett, and Rebecca Wang
The findings in this brief suggest that affirmative action is an effective educational policy in the U.S. for providing underrepresented students with degrees from selective institutions, which can serve as a springboard to social mobility.
June 2023 | Download Brief
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Hugo Jales, Judith Liu, Norbert Wilson
This working paper analyzes the role played by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in alleviating or exacerbating inequality across racial and ethnic groups in food expenditures and in the resources needed to meet basic food needs.
CPR Research Areas
Faculty in the Center for Policy Research (CPR) conduct a broad range of interdisciplinary research related to public policy in the following research areas:
- Econometrics Methodology
- Energy and Environmental Policy
- Health Studies
- Public Finance
- Social Welfare, Poverty and Income Security
- Urban & Regional Studies
Center for Policy Design and Governance
Integrating policy, political and computational sciences in research and instruction to help scientists, practitioners and future public service leaders understand and address future governance challenges.
Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health
Maxwell X Lab
Partnering with the public and nonprofit sectors, the X Lab leverages behavioral science and randomized controlled trials to create cost-effective solutions to complex problems.
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