Today’s policy issues demand solutions that are backed by research and evidence.

Doing good takes more than good intentions. Today’s policy issues demand intelligent solutions supported by evidence-driven research. Working at the frontiers of data collection and analysis, Harris faculty use the best science of our day to produce positive social impact.

From its inception, Harris Public Policy has sought to enhance the University of Chicago's role in shaping and understanding public life by conducting policy-relevant research. As one of the world's preeminent research universities, the University of Chicago is home to internationally renowned scholars, researchers, and intellectual pioneers. In the last century, the University produced more than 90 Nobel laureates in fields of study that include medicine, economics, and physics—including five current faculty members.