Urban Labs

City Street From Above
Using randomized controlled trials, insights from behavioral economics, and predictive analytics, the Crime Lab partners with policymakers and practitioners to generate evidence about the strategies that reduce violence and do the most social good per dollar spent.
Education Lab
The Education Lab partners with civic and community leaders to identify, rigorously evaluate, and learn how to scale programs and policies that improve education in America’s most distressed urban neighborhoods.
Energy & Environment Lab
The Energy and Environment Lab partners with civic and community leaders to identify, rigorously evaluate, and help scale programs and policies that reduce pollution, conserve limited natural resources, and improve environmental outcomes, while ensuring access to reliable and affordable energy.
Health Lab
The Health Lab partners with civic and community leaders to identify, rigorously evaluate, and help scale programs and policies that improve health outcomes, particularly for low-income and disadvantaged urban residents.
Poverty Lab
The Poverty Lab partners with civic and community leaders to identify, rigorously evaluate, and help scale programs and policies that reduce poverty and create paths to economic opportunity.

Institutes

Power Lines
The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) is an interdisciplinary research and training institute focused on the economic and social consequences of energy policies. It is a joint initiative of Harris Public Policy, the Social Sciences Division, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Anup Malani
The International Innovation Corps’ mission is to identify and implement scalable, sustainable, high-impact interventions that make great leaps in solving pressing development challenges.

Centers

Children
The Center for the Economics of Human Development was created to foster a comprehensive research program that identifies and explores the circumstances under which people develop the skills necessary to thrive in the current economy and achieve their fullest potential.
CEP
The Center for Economic Policy's mission is to educate students on financial markets and securities, an integrated view of how these markets interact in a general equilibrium context, and the economic tools to analyze the regulatory and legal framework in which financial markets operate.
CHP
The Center for Health Policy integrates health policy education and research, mobilizes resources in health policy from throughout the University of Chicago, and serves as a platform for collaboration with best-in-class US and international schools.
CHPPP
The purpose of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy at Harris is to understand the forces driving inequality of opportunity for children in society and to develop interventions to close the gaps in cognitive and non-cognitive skills between economically advantaged and disadvantaged children.
Center for Municipal Finance
The Center for Municipal Finance enables students and faculty to engage the major financial issues of the day facing state and local governments in the US and around the globe, such as financing infrastructure, the use of municipal bonds, privatization, pension liabilities and the efficacy of reform, tax base adequacy, and more.
Center for Survey Methodology
The Center for Survey Methodology at Harris Public Policy, established in 2014, supports research projects on the methodology of data collection and evaluation, hosts guest speakers, organizes small group meetings and conferences, and manages the Harris Certificate in Survey Research.
The Cyber Policy Initiative (CPI)
The Cyber Policy Initiative at Harris Public Policy seeks to advance the field of cyber policy by examining the intersection of national security, politics, and technology.
Pearson
The Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center was established to help state administrators and researchers access, link, and analyze administrative data related broadly to family self-sufficiency.
Pearson
The interdisciplinary nature of the affiliated centers allows for broad participation by students and faculty. Harris Public Policy works closely with other research centers and programs throughout the University.