Policy Research

Advancing the development of more effective domestic policies by working to increase the policy impact of all strategies in the Foundation’s U.S. Programs.  Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Assessing Cities’ Vulnerability to Bankruptcy

A study takes an in-depth look at the fiscal health of six major urban centers to explore whether Detroit’s bankruptcy is an anomaly or the beginning of a trend that could spread throughout the country. Read More

"Is Detroit Contagious?"

The Washington Post
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"Social Scientists Seek New Ways to Influence Public Policy"

The Chronicle of Higher Education Read More
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Report Finds Cost-Benefit Analyses Improve Budget Choices & Taxpayer Results

A new report shows cost-benefit analyses have helped states make better investments of public dollars by identifying programs and policies that deliver high returns. However, the majority of states are not yet consistently using this approach ... Read More