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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

DeVoe L. Moore Center for the Study of Critical Issues In

Economic Policy and Government

Undergraduate Programs

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy


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

The DeVoe L. Moore Center supports research about the role of government in a market economy, with a special emphasis on state and local regulation, housing, economic development, and social entrepreneurship. As an interdisciplinary unit in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, the faculty associated with the center have well-established scholarly reputations in the study of public policy. The faculty and center affiliates regularly teach graduate and undergraduate policy-related courses in the departments of economics, political science, urban planning, and in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the faculty conduct advanced scholarly research in government, economics, and public affairs as well as applied policy research for use by state and local elected officials.

The center produces publications designed to inform citizens and policy makers how government rules, regulations, and programs affect the economy and individuals. The center also sponsors annual conferences that bring national leaders and scholars to the University to discuss policy questions.