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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Evidence-Based Policy Advances

Workforce Innovation Fund will support the development and scale-up of evidence-based interventions to improve education and employment outcomes for U.S. workers. Read More

Grantee Hosts Bipartisan Budget Forum

The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, hosted the forum on how the federal government can avoid budget catastrophe, featuring theoretical and modeling work supported by the Foundation. Read More

Tax and Spend, but Keep Your Balance

From the New York Times Read More
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Results Show Clean Economy Contains Significant Number of Jobs

The clean economy — a sector that produces goods and services with an environmental benefit — encompasses some 2.7 million jobs in establishments spread across a diverse group of industries. Read More
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Index Measures How U.S. Cities Adapt to Stress

A new research project from the MacArthur-supported Network on Building Resilient Regions compares how likely U.S. metropolitan areas are to withstand future regional shock. Read More

Greising: Tackling Pension Crisis Is a Herculean Task

From the Chicago News Cooperative Read More

State Budgets Under Stress: Paths to Sustainability

President Robert Gallucci discusses MacArthur's partnership with the Chicago Fed to help inform the American public and policymakers of the fiscal realities facing our state and our country. Read More

States Continue to Feel Recession's Impact

Large fiscal problems remain as 42 states and the District of Columbia have closed or are working to close $103 billion in shortfalls for fiscal year 2012 with little federal aid available. Read More


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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer
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Tara Magner

Program Officer
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Lucy Blanco

Program Associate
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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
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Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
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Gerry Sims

Program Associate

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer