Centers and Initiatives
SIEPR supports research centers and initiatives that facilitate cross-campus collaboration and focus on economic scholarship and policy.
Stanford Digital Economy Lab
The Stanford Digital Economy Lab brings together an interdisciplinary group of passionate researchers to study how digital technologies are transforming work, organizations, and the economy. Our insights help companies, policymakers, students, and professionals rise to the challenges and opportunities created by digitization.
The Lab is part of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and co-sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).
Director: Erik Brynjolfsson
Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center (SEEPAC)
The Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center (SEEPAC), a joint venture of SIEPR and the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford, uses the tools of economics, other social sciences, and natural science to examine the critical environmental and energy issues of the 21st Century. Climate change is a central focus. SEEPAC researchers study the environmental policy decisions societies make, including what energy sources to use, and how to foster sustainable economic growth, preserve the diversity of the natural world, and balance regulatory and market-based protection. SEEPAC connects basic science and policy by investigating how environmental programs affect the economy and the fabric of society. SEEPAC scholars work closely with scientists, engineers, and policymakers to come up with politically realistic, economically viable approaches to safeguarding the environment.
Director: Hunt Allcott
California Policy Research Initiative (CAPRI)
The California Policy Research Initiative (CAPRI) at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is intended to help state and local officials access policy-relevant research from Stanford, and help Stanford researchers ground their work in the California context.