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The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is Stanford University’s thought leader for understanding the economic challenges, opportunities, and policies affecting people in the United States and around the world.

Our mission is to catalyze and promote evidence-based knowledge about pressing economic issues, leading to better-informed policy solutions for generations to come. We envision a future where policies are underpinned by sound economic principles and generate measurable improvements in the lives of all people.

Faculty are at our core. More than 100 Stanford faculty members — drawing from each of the university’s seven schools —study a vast array of economic policy-relevant areas. They work closely with other established and up-and-coming scholars from across campus, as well as the visitors we host from top universities and the policy world.

Many of our affiliates have served in government. They’ve testified on Capitol Hill and in statehouses across the country. They’ve advised businesses and politicians, and are routinely cited by journalists. Since our founding in 1982, we have been a nonpartisan research institute focused on understanding economic policies and committed to sharing our analyses and scholarship with academics, policymakers, business leaders and the general public.

We are also home to the Stanford King Center on Global Development, which encourages new initiatives and collaborations across the university in order to stimulate research to help alleviate global poverty. The Stanford King Center is a joint venture between SIEPR and the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, known as Stanford Seed.