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Making a gift to the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Propelled by philanthropy, SIEPR makes an impact across the U.S. and around the world. We focus our efforts on producing policy-relevant research, engaging tomorrow's leaders and scholars, and building a rich and diverse network.

SIEPR provides resources for more than 100 senior and faculty fellows drawing from each of Stanford's seven schools. They contribute to research that shapes policies on health care, labor, taxes, trade, housing, education, monetary policy, and more. We also engage students at every stage of their academic career to inspire and cultivate a new generation of economic and public policy scholars.




The following comprises our current giving priorities:

The SIEPR Fund

The most valuable gift to SIEPR is one that gives us maximum flexibility to advance strategic priorities, meet urgent needs, or respond to extraordinary and interesting opportunities. Annual gifts to the SIEPR Fund and gifts earmarked for the SIEPR Director's Discretionary Fund give this flexibility. Gifts to these funds have been used, for example, to provide short term support for programs for students, to support faculty research, and to convene thought-leaders and decision-makers around critical issues at our events.

Research Areas

Our faculty contributes to research that shapes policies on numerous pressing economic issues. with an elevated focus on health, inequality, innovation, and money & finance. Contributions to a specific focal area support the faculty, visitors, and students leading the research in addition to expanding their knowledge and network through conferences, courses, and events.

Predoctoral Research Fellows

This program provides a bridge for students between college and graduate school to explore advanced degrees and careers in economics, public policy, or related disciplines. Twenty students accelerate policy-relevant research, enroll in graduate courses, attend field-specific seminars, and build their networks.

Young Scholars

SIEPR offers up to ten emerging scholars a one-to-two-year residency at SIEPR to advance their research agendas and interact and collaborate with our scholars. Postdoctoral Fellows come to SIEPR after receiving their doctoral degrees before moving on to more permanent positions at other academic institutions or policy organizations. Visiting Fellows are junior faculty with outstanding publication records who take leave from their home institution, typically three to five years after receiving their PhD.

We invite you to engage with us by supporting our research and inspiring and cultivating the next generation of scholars. Endowed and expendable gifts of any amount are welcome to support our faculty, programs, and students. 

In recognition of your contribution, you will receive policy research updates and invitations to our events, highlighting our research and including robust discussions amongst our SIEPR network.

There are many ways to give

  • Giving online on our secure site to pay by credit card, or 
  • Making a wire transfer, or
  • Transferring a gift of securities, or
  • Planned Giving options for an estate gift
  • Sending your check payable to “Stanford University” to SIEPR, Gift Processing, PO Box 20466 Stanford, CA 94309-0466

If you have questions about giving to SIEPR or would like information about a planned gift, please contact Greg Gamble, Development Director, at 650.724.0606 or

Thank you in advance for your support of SIEPR!