DeVoe L. Moore Center for the Study of Critical Issues In
Economic Policy and Government
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
Director: Samuel R. Staley; Eminent Scholar: Keith Ihlanfeldt; Professors: Holcombe, Norton, Taylor
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's primary content focus is urban policy, land-use and growth management, and state and local government. Its research emphasizes the study of how government rules, regulations, and programs affect the economy and individuals. Bringing the insights of economics, political science, urban planning, 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 on economic development and government operations. The center also sponsors occasional 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 weekly workshop on government regulation, annual conferences, symposia, and research projects. Graduate and undergraduate students are employed on research and grant projects based on their contributions of time and skill. The center sponsors DIS and internship opportunities for students interested in applied policy research, data analytics with a policy orientation, and social entrepreneurship.