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Featured Event

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Behavioral Economics and Health

Our speaker will be Dr. Kevin Volpp (University of Pennsylvania). Dr. Volpp is the Mark V. Pauly Presidential Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Health Care Management at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School. He is also Director of the Penn Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).

Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | 220 Eggers Hall, Strasser Legacy Room

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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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.

Program on Educational Equity and Policy

Empowering breakthrough research, scholarship and debate about the cause and consequences of educational inequality and policies to address these inequalities.

Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Promoting population health research, education and advocacy and community health promotion programming

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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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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