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Center for Policy Research

Volcker Lecture with Raj Chetty

faculty experts of a range of disciplines


graduate students conducting research to address pressing issues


research areas connect faculty across departments and disciplines

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
  • Education
  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Health Studies
  • Public Finance
  • Social Welfare, Poverty and Income Security
  • Urban & Regional Studies
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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.

Education Finance and Accountability Program

Empowering breakthrough research, scholarship and debate about fundamental policy issues in elementary and secondary education.

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CPR/Metro Alumni

The Center serves students, graduates and faculty for a lifetime and it's our pleasure to spread the word about the wonderful things going on in CPR and throughout the Maxwell School.

Alums—update us on what you’ve been up to, where you are employed and how your time in CPR impacted your life by filling out our Alumni Update form. We will gladly share your stories in our Connection Newsletter, a publication that shares news about the Center’s students, faculty, staff and alumni. Join us for the events and activities we have throughout the year and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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