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.
A collaboration between the Harris Public Policy and the Computation Institute, the Center for Data Science and Public Policy brings together data science and public policy experts to conduct research and create computational and data-driven solutions to large-scale social problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.