IPR Research Areas and Centers
Education economists David Figlio and Jonathan Guryan discover that the effects of low birth weight on adult outcomes are set very early in life.
Political scientist Daniel Galvin argues that past a certain point of integration, strong-party union linkages can help foster electoral resilience.
Law professor and IPR associate Bernard Black shows that recent efforts to improve public reporting by hospitals aren't always effective.
IPR's research falls broadly into the following program areas:
IPR’s Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health continues to examine how social, economic, and cultural contexts “get under the skin” and affect physical and mental health, as well as cognitive achievement, at the population level.
Vouchers, test scores, school funding, achievement gaps, and teacher effectiveness are just a few of the critical issues that schools across the nation face each day. In carrying out rigorous studies, IPR faculty also seek effective solutions to address such topics.
IPR scholars have focused research and public policy analysis on the measurement and the rewarding of “performance” in government and nonprofit organizations in many areas, such as education, healthcare, policing, courts, and charities.
IPR researchers look at various causes of poverty, racism, and inequality and their consequences, including continuation of an influential line of research on the effects of public housing and residential policies on youth and adult outcomes.
IPR researchers examine the shifting landscape of urban life, considering myriad issues related to today’s urban experience. Additionally, faculty work on closely related projects in areas such as education, housing, welfare reform, and community policing.