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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

DeVoe L. Moore Center for the Study of Critical Issues In Economic Policy and Government

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Web Page: http://www.coss.fsu.edu/dmc/

Director: Samuel R. Staley; Eminent Scholar: Keith Ihlanfeldt; Professors: Benson, Chapin, Clapp, Feiock, Gwartney, Holcombe, Rasmussen

The DeVoe L. Moore Center for the Study of Critical Issues in Economic Policy and Government is an interdisciplinary unit in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy dedicated to increasing knowledge and public understanding about the role of government in a market economy. The center emphasizes the study of how government rules, regulations, and programs affect the economy and individuals. Bringing the insights of economics, political science, and public administration to the study of state and local regulations is a major focus of the center’s efforts.

The center’s faculty engages in research and public policy analysis designed to increase understanding about the effects of local and state rules and regulations. The center recently added social entrepreneurship as a core focus of its activities. The center also sponsors annual conferences that bring national leaders and scholars to The University to discuss policy questions. Graduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy are encouraged to participate in the program’s annual conferences, symposia, and research projects. Graduate and undergraduate students are employed on research and grant projects on the basis of their contributions in time and skill. The center sponsors DIS and internship opportunities for students interested in applied policy research and social entrepreneurship. The center offers fellowships for students writing dissertations on subjects related to the center’s mission.

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