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Econ 337: Economics of the Public Sector: Research Organizations & Statistics Sources

This is a guide to sources on the research assignment for Econ 337, Economics of the Public Sector

Policy Research Organizations

There are many thousands of organizations in the U.S. (and internationally) that provide research on public policy issues.  Types include:

  • Government agencies (executive and legislative branches)
  • Nonprofit research organizations
  • Advocacy groups
  • Trade associations

There is often good information available in reports they produce. Your challenge is to think critically about these sources, identify potential biases, use them to identify additional research, and generally separate the wheat from the chaff.

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A Sample of National Research Organizations

U. S. Government-related Research

Statistics Sources

Minnesota Sources