Public Policy Research

Research at our McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies

Center for Peace, Democracy and Development
Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Center for Social Policy
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy
Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management
Gerontology Institute
Pension Action Center

Research Links by Field *

Community Development

Asset-Based Community Development Institute for Policy Research (ABCD) - Northwestern University
Association for Community Design (ACD)
Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Community and Rural Development Center Cornell University
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
NeighborWorks America
NYU Furman Center
NYU Taub Urban Research Center
Pratt Center for Community Development
Woodstock Institute

Economic Policy

Center for American Progress
Economic Policy Institute 


American Educational Research Association
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
The Center for Education Reform
Center for the Study of Evaluation & National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)
Department of Education
Education Commission of the States
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Education Week
Institute for Education and Social Policy
Massachusetts Department of Education
Mathematica Policy Research: Education
Metropolitan Center for Urban Education
National Assessment of Educational Progress
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Papers in the Economics of Education
National Center for Educational Statistics
National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education - Columbia University
Program on Education Policy and Governance - Harvard University
RAND Corporation: Education
Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy
Urban Institute: Education
US Department of Education
WestEd's Policy Center
What Works Clearinghouse

Environmental Policy

Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory
Environmental Protection Agency
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Natural Resources Research Information Pages
Right2Know Network

Government Agencies and Resources

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Labor
Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
Department of Transportation
Department of Veteran's Affairs
Food and Drug Administration

Health Policy

American Public Health Association
Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Commonwealth Fund
Health Resources and Services Administration
Kaiser Family Foundation
Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
National Health Law Program
National Institutes of Health


Center for Housing Policy
Citizen Housing and Planning Agency (CHAPA)
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Joint Center for Housing Studies - Harvard University
Lusk Center for Real Estate - University of Southern California
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)
National Fair Housing Advocate
National Housing Institute
NYU Furman Center
NYU Taub Urban Research Center
Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center - University of Pennsylvania
Urban Institute: Housing
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Labor and Employment

Center for Labor Research and Education UCLA
Kheel Center Labor Photos Cornell University
Mathematica Policy Research: Labor
Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Warwick Institute for Employment Research (UK)

Law and Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Terminology, Definitions and Study Guides
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
Laws Legal Network (specifically child abuse and domestic violence)
National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
Police Officers Internet Directory
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
US Department of Justice

Nonprofit Organizations

American Statistical Association
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
Local Government Institute
National Association of Social Workers

---The Study of Nonprofit Organizations

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute
Foundation Center
Independent Sector 
National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute

Race and Diversity

Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) Stanford University
Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) University of Chicago
Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (CRGE) University of Maryland
Institute for Research on Women and Gender Columbia University
Mind, Culture, and Society Lab Stanford University
National Center for Institutional Diversity University of Michigan
National Council for Research on Women
NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS)
Project Implicit - Harvard University

Research and Advocacy

Brookings Institute
Cato Institute
Center for Responsive Politics
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Center for Law and Social Policy
Children's Defense Fund
Common Cause
Heartland Institute
Heritage Foundation
Institute for Women's Policy Research
MassINC (Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth)
National Political Index
National Urban League
Pew Research Center
Public Agenda
Reason Foundation
Urban Institute

Urban Planning

--  Governmental Organizations

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
US Census Bureau
US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
US Department of Transportation (US DOT)
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
US Geological Survey (USGS)

--  Nonprofit Organizations

American Planning Association
Congress for New Urbanism
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Planning Commissioners Journal
Project for Public Spaces
Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse
Urban Land Institute

If you have any suggestions of links to add to this site, please email us.

*UMass Boston does not endorse any of these organizations, their research, or products.

Thanks to our colleagues at the Wagner School and George Mason for compiling some of these links.

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