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New IPR Research

Check out new research from IPR faculty, including a study by IPR economist Diane Schanzenbach investigating how supply disruptions led to a drop in community college enrollment during the pandemic.

College Access and Success

June 9, 2022
A symposium honors Northwestern's President Morton Schapiro for his research and efforts to make higher education more accessible.

Headstrong Girls and Dependent Boys Earn Less Than Their Peers as Adults

June 8, 2022
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Research by IPR economist Ofer Malamud suggests that children who do not fit gender stereotypes are penalized.

IPR Faculty Receive Prestigious Honors

June 6, 2022
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Honors reflect IPR faculty’s expertise and innovation in social science research.

Coronavirus Media Mentions

June 17, 2022
Stay up-to-date with the latest IPR faculty media mentions concerning COVID-19 as well as other IPR news related to the coronavirus in 2022.

Research Excellence. Policy Impact.

Rigorous, interdisciplinary social science research for the common good

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We connect policymakers with nonpartisan research relevant to policy debates in city halls and state houses, as well as the halls of Congress and of international organizations.

Browse our trending research or contact us if you need help finding an expert or research on a specific topic.

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The Media

IPR faculty researchers are leaders in their respective fields and stand ready to share their expertise. If you are interested in interviewing an IPR faculty member or covering their research, use the resources below or contact us. We're here to help you get the story.

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IPR Events

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IPR Colloquia

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