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About Us

The Wharton Public Policy Initiative (Wharton PPI) is a hub for public policy research and education with one overarching goal  across its Philadelphia and Washington, DC offices: to leverage the University’s resources to foster better-informed policymaking on issues related to business and the economy. 

To remedy our country’s many economic problems, our government needs access to clear, fact-driven, accessible knowledge to stimulate policies that benefit the American public by promoting growth and stability.  We aim to be the honest broker of data and rigorous, independent analyses that bridge this intellectual divide between business and government, while preparing our students to become the next generation of thought leaders in public policy and government service.

Recent Research

  • October 2019 How Regulators Can Help Smooth the Credit Cycle
    In this time of market volatility, certain alternative private funds that invest in debt or credit have the potential to play an important role in promoting financial stability, as they are structured to supply the economy with a countercyclical source of credit. Despite the benefits to economic resilience, however, the development of a robust market for nonbank credit has generated concern among some financial stability watchdogs, reflecting long-standing distrust about the shadow banking sector. This brief outlines the rationale for why regulators and legislators should be thinking of ways to allow more—not less—investment to flow into the private credit/debt market, to mitigate future economic downturns. In particular, the brief argues that certain private credit/debt fund investments should be made accessible to retail investors, and recommends possible avenues the SEC could pursue—i.e., amending the definition of an accredited investor and expanding exemptions under Regulation D—to enable that to happen. In addition to fostering a countercyclical source of credit, such a deployment of the SEC’s rulemaking power also stands to have the ancillary benefit of promoting broader financial inclusion.

Student Profile

  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/34-benjamin-droz"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/57,0,1156,1099/466_ben5_copy.rev.1407270542.jpg" alt="Benjamin Droz" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/57,0,1156,1099/466_ben5_copy.rev.1407270542.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/57,0,1156,1099/466_ben5_copy.rev.1407270542.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1650" data-max-h="1100"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/34-benjamin-droz">Benjamin Droz</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">C’15</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> I came to Penn originally wanting to be a surgeon. I found out early on in my college career, though, that I am much less excited by the details of hard science or advanced math than I am by thinking of ways to optimize national incentive schemes or improve the way our nation operates in terms of efficiency and morality.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/746-emily-zhen"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3200/2618_EmilyZhen_6525_v2_2.rev.1519823526.jpg" alt="Emily Zhen, Class of 2018" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3200/2618_EmilyZhen_6525_v2_2.rev.1519823526.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3200/2618_EmilyZhen_6525_v2_2.rev.1519823526.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="3200"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/746-emily-zhen">Emily Zhen</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">C’18 W’18</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> Policy affects every sector of our economy and underlies many of my interests, including healthcare, technology, and economics.  In each of these areas, business innovation can spur fast and effective change, but I believe that systemic change needs to come from both the private and public sectors together.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/282-rae-shih"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/110,238,931,1059/1107_raeshih_square.rev.1441032985.jpg" alt="Rae Shih" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/110,238,931,1059/1107_raeshih_square.rev.1441032985.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/110,238,931,1059/1107_raeshih_square.rev.1441032985.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1650" data-max-h="1650"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/282-rae-shih">Rae Shih</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">L’17</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> Working as an intern in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC, “was a great way to see how the federal regulatory process works, and what levers are available at this level to incentivize states to improve student outcomes.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/142-david-kolansky"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,558,558/777_kolansky.rev.1418166647.jpg" alt="David Kolansky" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,558,558/777_kolansky.rev.1418166647.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,558,558/777_kolansky.rev.1418166647.jpg 3x" data-max-w="558" data-max-h="799"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/142-david-kolansky">David Kolansky</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">C’16</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> The opportunity to work with PPI faculty offered me unique insights into the wide range of public policy disciplines that are shaping today’s political debates on Capitol Hill. </p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/518-roman-ruiz"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/40,176,1363,1499/1673_roman_ruiz_headshot.rev.1472583335.jpg" alt="Roman Ruiz" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/40,176,1363,1499/1673_roman_ruiz_headshot.rev.1472583335.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/40,176,1363,1499/1673_roman_ruiz_headshot.rev.1472583335.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1363" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/518-roman-ruiz">Roman Ruiz</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">PhD, ’18</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> I am committed to harnessing the power of rigorous research in order to inform public policy that will ultimately benefit those who stand the most to gain from achieving a higher education.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/856-louis-lin"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/531,0,2662,2133/3087_WCAI_Public_Policy_Research_Scholars_10102017_52.rev.1556648276.jpg" alt="Louis Lin" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/531,0,2662,2133/3087_WCAI_Public_Policy_Research_Scholars_10102017_52.rev.1556648276.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/531,0,2662,2133/3087_WCAI_Public_Policy_Research_Scholars_10102017_52.rev.1556648276.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/856-louis-lin">Louis Lin</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">C’20</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><blockquote><p> Penn students are a big part, maybe 30-40%, of the 27th ward but are rarely involved in politics at that level, and young people, in particular, have difficulty seeing the impact they can have in politics. </p></blockquote></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/712-shoshanna-israel"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/883,0,2496,1614/2478__H5A0848_.rev.1509472285.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/883,0,2496,1614/2478__H5A0848_.rev.1509472285.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/883,0,2496,1614/2478__H5A0848_.rev.1509472285.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/712-shoshanna-israel">Shoshanna Israel</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">W’20</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> My interests in technology and entrepreneurship have helped me understand good economic development policy at ground zero, and spending most of my time around entrepreneurs and small business owners informs the focus and meaning of my public policy interests.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/714-louis-lin"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/614,179,2419,1985/2434_WCAI_Public_Policy_Research_Scholars_10102017_50.rev.1512130985.jpg" alt="Louis Lin, Public Policy Research Scholar" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/614,179,2419,1985/2434_WCAI_Public_Policy_Research_Scholars_10102017_50.rev.1512130985.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/614,179,2419,1985/2434_WCAI_Public_Policy_Research_Scholars_10102017_50.rev.1512130985.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/714-louis-lin">Louis Lin</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">C’20</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> My interests may seem to lay in differing realms, but what ties them all together is my interest in ensuring access for underserved communities.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/9-urja-mittal"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,199,199/74_urja-mittal-300x199.rev.1402515995.jpg" alt="Urja Mittal" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="199"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/9-urja-mittal">Urja Mittal</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">W’14, C’14</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> “I want to help make Penn a <strong>preeminent center of dialogue</strong> about policy and political action.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/8-jonathan-korn"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1129,1129/73_img_0013.rev.1402515600.jpg" alt="Jonathan Korn" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1129,1129/73_img_0013.rev.1402515600.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1129,1129/73_img_0013.rev.1402515600.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1650" data-max-h="1128"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/8-jonathan-korn">Jonathan Korn</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">C’14</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> “My favorite course was Law Professor and Faculty Affiliate <a href="http://publicpolicy.wharton.upenn.edu/faculty-affiliates-by-department/jonathan-klick/" target="_blank">Jonathan Klick</a>’s <strong>Empirical Law & Economics</strong>. It sparked my interest in public policy.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/684-tyler-knox"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/364,12,1716,1365/2091_dsc_1719_-.rev.1493065525.jpg" alt="Tyler Knox" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/364,12,1716,1365/2091_dsc_1719_-.rev.1493065525.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/364,12,1716,1365/2091_dsc_1719_-.rev.1493065525.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/684-tyler-knox">Tyler Knox</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">W’20, C’20</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> “I saw Penn’s LSM Program as the perfect opportunity to bridge my interests in business and science in a coherent academic curriculum, and PPI and its student groups as a way to get involved in the policy realm as well.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/136-matthew-caulfield"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/512,0,1875,1365/3217_13147757_10153612324847263_6302986843901223095_o.rev.1569869400.jpg" alt="Matt Caulfield" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/512,0,1875,1365/3217_13147757_10153612324847263_6302986843901223095_o.rev.1569869400.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/512,0,1875,1365/3217_13147757_10153612324847263_6302986843901223095_o.rev.1569869400.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/136-matthew-caulfield">Matthew Caulfield</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">W’16, GrW’20</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> My internship exceeded my expectations. I was given the opportunity to do real policy work… . It was a wonderful experience.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/395-sean-egan"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/216,4,979,768/1434_seanegan2.rev.1454074535.jpg" alt="Sean Egan" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/216,4,979,768/1434_seanegan2.rev.1454074535.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/216,4,979,768/1434_seanegan2.rev.1454074535.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1650" data-max-h="1100"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/395-sean-egan">Sean Egan</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">W’18</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> “I have gained an understanding of how the research process works. I have also learned to think of monetary policy as far reaching and much more complex than most of the public believes.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/543-radhika-gupta"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/499,22,1411,935/1770_radhikagupta2.rev.1477329261.jpg" alt="Radhika Gupta" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/499,22,1411,935/1770_radhikagupta2.rev.1477329261.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/499,22,1411,935/1770_radhikagupta2.rev.1477329261.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1600" data-max-h="1067"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/543-radhika-gupta">Radhika Gupta</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">W’19, C’19</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> “Business men and women are needed,” Radhika states, “who can not only understand the science behind emerging technologies, but can also convey the significance and purpose of these innovations to the general public.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/821-jennifer-reich"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,281,2286,2566/3039_Reich_Jennifer_4.rev.1548960441.jpg" alt="Jennifer Reich, JD/MBA '19" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,281,2286,2566/3039_Reich_Jennifer_4.rev.1548960441.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,281,2286,2566/3039_Reich_Jennifer_4.rev.1548960441.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2286" data-max-h="3200"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/821-jennifer-reich">Jennifer Reich</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">JD/MBA ’19</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><blockquote><p> In terms of skills, the MBA provides an understanding of economics and finance, as well as a business vocabulary useful to connecting with private sector leaders and better grasping their priorities. As a platform, I thought the MBA would provide a salient external signal that I had management potential and that I appreciated the practical realities of policy implementation for future work in government. </p></blockquote></div></div>

Featured Faculty Experts

  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/7-cary-coglianese"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,1,256,257/70_ccoglian.rev.1402345409.jpg" alt="Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, Penn Law School; Professor of Political Science, School of Arts..." class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" data-max-w="256" data-max-h="257"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/7-cary-coglianese">Cary Coglianese</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as the director of the Penn Program on Regulation and has served as the law school’s Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs. He specializes in the study of regulation and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies and the role of public participation, negotiation, and business-government relations in policy making. </p><p> A co-chair of the American Bar Association’s administrative law section committee on e-government and past co-chair of its committee on rulemaking, he has led a National Science Foundation initiative on e-rulemaking, served on the ABA’s task force on improving<em>Regulations.Gov</em>, and chaired a task force on transparency and public participation in the regulatory process that offered a blueprint to the Obama Administration on open government. He has served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, Environment Canada, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.   </p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/96-scott-e-harrington"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/9,0,1305,1296/176_harrington_scott-300dpi.rev.1406146774.jpg" alt=" Penn Wharton PPI Faculty Affiliate, Professor Scott E. Harrington " class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/9,0,1305,1296/176_harrington_scott-300dpi.rev.1406146774.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/9,0,1305,1296/176_harrington_scott-300dpi.rev.1406146774.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1649" data-max-h="1296"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/96-scott-e-harrington">Scott E. Harrington</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Scott E. Harrington, Ph.D. is the Alan B. Miller Professor in the Health Care Management and Insurance and Risk Management departments at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is an adjunct scholar for health policy at the American Enterprise Institute. A former President of both the American Risk and Insurance Association and the Risk Theory Society, he is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance and has published widely on the economics and regulation of insurance. A frequent speaker on insurance markets, regulation, and public policy, he has conducted research, consulted, or served as an expert for many organizations. He has testified before the U.S. House and Senate and before numerous U.S. state legislative and administrative committees. He currently teaches classes on health care financial management, health policy, and healthcare econometrics.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/717-ioana-e-marinescu"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,200,200/2566_Ioana-Marinescu.rev.1514917312.jpg" alt="Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bure..." class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" data-max-w="200" data-max-h="230"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/717-ioana-e-marinescu">Ioana E. Marinescu</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Ioana Marinescu studies the labor market to craft policies to enhance employment, productivity, and economic security. Her research expertise includes online job search, workforce development, unemployment insurance, the universal basic income, and employment contracts and has been published in leading academic journals like Journal of Labor Economics and the Journal of Public Economics. She is the leading economist at <a href="http://dataatwork.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Data@Work Research Hub</a>, a workforce data gathering and sharing project funded by the Sloan Foundation. Dr. Marinescu writes a monthly op-ed for the <a href="http://www.liberation.fr/auteur/13768-ioana-marinescu" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">French Newspaper Liberation</a>, and a monthly blog post on hiring and management tips backed by research at <a href="http://resources.careerbuilder.com/authors/ioana-marinescu" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CareeBuilder.com</a>. Additionally, Dr. Marinescu is a faculty research fellow at the <a href="http://www.nber.org/people/ioana_marinescu" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">National Bureau of Economic Research</a>.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/102-sarah-e-light"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,6,1100,1106/185_light_sarah.rev.1406153836.jpg" alt="Penn Wharton PPI Faculty Affiliate, Professor Sarah E. Light" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,6,1100,1106/185_light_sarah.rev.1406153836.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,6,1100,1106/185_light_sarah.rev.1406153836.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1100" data-max-h="1650"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/102-sarah-e-light">Sarah E. Light</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Professor Light’s research examines issues at the intersection of environmental law and business innovation. Her articles have addressed the regulatory implications of the rise of transportation platforms like Uber and Lyft; how business innovation, such as Microsoft’s adoption of a private carbon fee, can be a form of private environmental governance; and the U.S. military’s role in stimulating private technological innovation to reduce fossil fuel use in what Light has called The Military-Environmental Complex. Her articles have appeared in and are forthcoming in the Duke Law Journal, the UCLA Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Emory Law Journal and the Stanford Environmental Law Journal, among others.</p><p> In 2017, Professor Light was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award in the MBA Program at Wharton. In 2016, Professor Light was one of ten faculty nominated by the MBA student body for the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award for Outstanding MBA Teaching.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/119-katherine-l-milkman"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/163,21,496,354/187_milkman__katherine-300dpi.rev.1403028945.jpg" alt="Evan C Thompson Endowed Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching, Professor of Operations, Informati..." class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/163,21,496,354/187_milkman__katherine-300dpi.rev.1403028945.jpg 2x" data-max-w="700" data-max-h="469"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/119-katherine-l-milkman">Katherine L. Milkman</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Katherine Milkman is an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research relies heavily on “big data” to document various ways in which individuals systematically deviate from making optimal choices. Her work has paid particular attention to the question of what factors produce self-control failures (e.g., under-saving for retirement, exercising too little, eating too much junk food) and how to reduce the incidence of such failures. To watch Katherine give a 5-minute presentation about her research on motivating exercise, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snHnUc9Yudk">click here</a>. She has also explored race and gender discrimination, focusing on how a decision’s context can alter the manifestation of bias. And, she has examined what types of stories are published in The New Yorker as well as what New York Timesstories and science stories are most widely shared (to see a presentation about what types of science stories spread, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8PYRz0Ycbs">click here</a>).</p><p> Katherine has published nearly two dozen articles in leading social science journals such as Management Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Psychological Science. She is also an Associate Editor for the Behavioral Economics Department at Management Science and a member of the Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Editorial Board.</p><p> Katherine has worked with numerous companies on research and/or consulting including Evive Health, Quickflix, Google, the American Red Cross, Cummins Engines, Wipro, HelloWallet, and StickK. In addition, her work has been featured by media outlets such as The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, BusinessWeek, The Economist, NPR, and Harvard Business Review.</p><p> In 2011, Katherine was recognized as one of the <a href="http://poetsandquants.com/2011/02/09/best-prof-katy-milkman/">top 40 business school professors under 40</a> by Poets and Quants, and in 2013 she was voted Wharton’s “<a href="http://www.metromba.com/2013/05/wharton-professor-katherine-milkman-wins-third-annual-iron-prof-competition/">Iron Prof</a>” by the school’s MBA students.</p><p> Katherine received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University (summa cum laude) in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and her Ph.D. from Harvard University’s joint program in Computer Science and Business.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/108-peter-cappelli"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/870,64,2816,2011/2776_EMBA_East_20122715_448.rev.1535484162.jpg" alt="George W. Taylor Professor; Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources; The Wh..." class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/870,64,2816,2011/2776_EMBA_East_20122715_448.rev.1535484162.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/870,64,2816,2011/2776_EMBA_East_20122715_448.rev.1535484162.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/108-peter-cappelli">Peter Cappelli</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Peter Cappelli<strong> </strong>is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources.  He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employment Policy from 2003-2005, and since 2007 is a Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Manpower for Singapore.  He has degrees in industrial relations from Cornell University and in labor economics from Oxford where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley. He was a staff member on the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency from 1988-’90, Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce, and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on Post-Secondary Improvement at Stanford University.  Professor Cappelli has served on three committees of the National Academy of Sciences and three panels of the National Goals for Education.  He was recently named by HR Magazine as one of the top 5 most influential thinkers in management and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.  He received the 2009 PRO award from the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters for contributions to human resources.  He serves on Global Agenda Council on Employment for the World Economic Forum and a number of advisory boards.  </p><p> Professor Cappelli’s recent research examines changes in employment relations in the U.S. and their implications.  These publications include <em>The New Deal</em> <em>at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce</em>, which examines the decline in lifetime employment relationships,<em>Talent Management: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty</em>, which outlines the strategies that employers should consider in developing and managing talent (named a “best business book” for 2008 by Booz-Allen), and <em>The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management (with colleagues), </em>which describes a mission-driven and employee-focused approach to strategy and competitiveness.  His 2010 book <em>Managing the Older Worker</em> (with Bill Novelli) dispels myths about older workers and describes how employers can best engage them. <em>Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs</em> (2012) identifies shortfalls with current hiring practices and training practices and has been excerpted in <em>Time Magazine</em> (online) and reviewed in the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>The New Yorker</em>, and most major business publications.  Related work on managing retention, electronic recruiting, and changing career paths appears in the<em>Harvard Business Review.</em></p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/10-joao-f-gomes"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,426,392/75_gomez-j.rev.1402517597.jpg" alt="Howard Butcher III Professor of Finance, The Wharton School" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,426,392/75_gomez-j.rev.1402517597.jpg 2x" data-max-w="426" data-max-h="392"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/10-joao-f-gomes">João F. Gomes</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Professor Gomes expertise is in the areas of macroeconomics and financial markets. His recent research covers the determinants of the corporate investment and financing decisions of firms and the links to movements in financial markets, and to monetary and fiscal policies. He has also examined the role of financial leverage in determining the cost of capital, the causes of performance variation across asset classes, and the quantitative importance of financial market imperfections on corporate decisions and economic cycles.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/288-peter-conti-brown"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,3,1279,1282/1156_peter_conti_brown.rev.1443117207.jpg" alt="Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,3,1279,1282/1156_peter_conti_brown.rev.1443117207.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,3,1279,1282/1156_peter_conti_brown.rev.1443117207.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1279" data-max-h="1650"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/288-peter-conti-brown">Peter Conti-Brown</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Peter Conti-Brown studies central banking, financial regulation, and public finance, with a particular focus on the law, history, politics, and economics of central banking at the Federal Reserve. He is author of the book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Power-Independence-Federal-Reserve/dp/0691164002" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve</a></em>, forthcoming from Princeton University Press. His articles have appeared in the <em>Yale Journal on Regulation</em> and the <em>Stanford</em>, <em>UCLA</em>, and <em>Washington University Law Reviews</em>, among other journals. He is also the editor, with David Skeel, of the book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/When-States-Go-Broke-Solutions/dp/1107642892" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">When States Go Broke: Origins, Context, and Solutions for the American States in Fiscal Crisis</a></em>, published by Cambridge University Press, and editor, with Rosa Lastra, of the Research Handbook on Central Banking, under contract with Edward Elgar Publishing. He has been quoted in print and online articles published by The Atlantic, The Economist, The New York Times, and Reuters, and has appeared on C-SPAN and National Public Radio. He has testified before the US Senate Banking Committee on reforming the Federal Reserve.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/51-tom-baker"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/475,106,1720,1349/2469_PennFaculty0716_0097.rev.1508935117.jpg" alt="William Maul Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Penn Law School" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/475,106,1720,1349/2469_PennFaculty0716_0097.rev.1508935117.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/475,106,1720,1349/2469_PennFaculty0716_0097.rev.1508935117.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1362"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/51-tom-baker">Tom Baker</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Tom Baker, a preeminent scholar in insurance law, explores insurance, risk, and responsibility using methods and perspectives drawn from economics, sociology, psychology, and history. He is coauthor with Sean Griffith of Ensuring Corporate Misconduct (Chicago 2010), which examines relationships among liability insurance, corporate governance, and securities litigation. His latest article, “Do You Want Insurance with that? Protecting Consumers from Add-On Insurance Products,” employs behavioral economic analysis to support a more assertive approach to regulating such insurance products as collision damage waivers, extended warranties, and credit life insurance. His current research examines legal malpractice law in action and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.<br/><br/> He is the Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of Liability Insurance Project, a member of the Sloan/Sage Working Group on Behavioral Economics and Retail Financial Services, and the co-director of the Health Insurance Exchange Research Group of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. In August 2013 he received the Robert B. McKay award, a lifetime scholarly achievement award given by the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/80-arthur-van-benthem"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,3,1100,1103/207_vanbenthem_arthur_300dpi.rev.1406148085.jpg" alt="Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Professor Arthur van Benthem" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,3,1100,1103/207_vanbenthem_arthur_300dpi.rev.1406148085.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,3,1100,1103/207_vanbenthem_arthur_300dpi.rev.1406148085.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1100" data-max-h="1650"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/80-arthur-van-benthem">Arthur van Benthem</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Arthur van Benthem is an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Wharton. His research specializes in environmental and energy economics. His recent work focuses on unintended consequences of environmental legislation and the economic efficiency of energy policies.</p><p> He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2012, a masters degree in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Amsterdam.</p><p> Before pursuing his doctoral studies at Stanford, he worked in various roles at Royal Dutch Shell, most recently in corporate strategy as an energy economist in the Long-Term Energy Scenarios Team. During his undergraduate studies, Arthur enjoyed working as an evening stock trader at IMC Trading in Amsterdam.</p><p> For more information, please visit his <a href="http://www.arthurvanbenthem.com/" target="blank">personal website</a>.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/22-jennifer-blouin"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,108,1179,1287/163_blouin_jennifer-300dpi.rev.1406143581.jpg" alt="Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,108,1179,1287/163_blouin_jennifer-300dpi.rev.1406143581.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,108,1179,1287/163_blouin_jennifer-300dpi.rev.1406143581.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1179" data-max-h="1651"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/22-jennifer-blouin">Jennifer Blouin</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Professor Jennifer Blouin’s research centers on the role of taxation in firm decision making. </p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/98-mark-v-pauly"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/313,0,1609,1296/193_pauly_mark-300dpi.rev.1406153781.jpg" alt="Bendheim Professor, Professor of Health Care Management, Business Economics, and Public Policy, P..." class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/313,0,1609,1296/193_pauly_mark-300dpi.rev.1406153781.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/313,0,1609,1296/193_pauly_mark-300dpi.rev.1406153781.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1649" data-max-h="1296"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/98-mark-v-pauly">Mark V. Pauly</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Professor Mark V. Pauly is the Bendheim Professor and is a Professor of Healthcare Management, Business Economics, and Public Policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree from Xavier University and his masters degree from the University of Delaware. Additionally, he also received his doctorate from the University of Virginia. Professor Pauly’s research focuses on healthcare in relation to policy, economics, insurance, and regulation. </p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/53-michael-knoll"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,1,256,257/501_mknoll.rev.1408126363.jpg" alt="Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law & Professor of Real Estate; Co-Director, Center for Tax L..." class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" data-max-w="256" data-max-h="257"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/53-michael-knoll">Michael Knoll</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Michael Knoll is the Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Professor of Real Estate at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Co-Director of the Center for Tax Law and Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as Deputy Dean of Penn Law from 2014 to 2016. Professor Knoll is an insightful commentator on how income tax laws affect business and investment decisions and a creative proponent of how those laws could be redesigned. Much of his recent research involves the application of finance principles to questions of international tax policy, especially the connection between taxation and competitiveness. Professor Knoll’s recent research includes writings on sovereign wealth funds, private equity, international tax arbitrage, the impact of the corporate income tax on the competitiveness of U.S. industries, and tax discrimination within the European Union and between the U.S. states.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/105-kevin-werbach"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/48,0,528,481/314_instructor-1.rev.1405371763.jpg" alt="Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/48,0,528,481/314_instructor-1.rev.1405371763.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/48,0,528,481/314_instructor-1.rev.1405371763.jpg 3x" data-max-w="576" data-max-h="480"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/105-kevin-werbach">Kevin Werbach</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Kevin Werbach is a leading expert on the business, policy, and social implications of emerging Internet and communications technologies. Werbach is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also the founder of the Supernova Group, a technology analysis and consulting firm. He advises companies, writes about emerging trends in communications and information technology, and organizes Supernova, a major annual executive technology conference. He co-led the review of the Federal Communications Commission for the Obama-Biden Transition Project.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/116-howard-kunreuther"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/313,0,1609,1296/184_kunreuther_howard-300dpi.rev.1406147165.jpg" alt="James G. Dinan Professor; Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Professor o..." class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/313,0,1609,1296/184_kunreuther_howard-300dpi.rev.1406147165.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/313,0,1609,1296/184_kunreuther_howard-300dpi.rev.1406147165.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1649" data-max-h="1296"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/116-howard-kunreuther">Howard Kunreuther</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"/><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_description"><p> Howard C. Kunreuther is the James G. Dinan Professor; Professor of Decision Sciences and Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School, and co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center.  He has a long-standing interest in ways that society can better manage low-probability, high-consequence events related to technological and natural hazards.  Professor Kunreuther is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, receiving the Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2001. He recently served on the National Academy of Science / National Research Council’s panel on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters. He also served on the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) as part of the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) and the report released by the New York City Mayor’s Office in June 2013.   He is a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 5th Assessment Report, Working Group 3, Chapter 2, “Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies.”   Dr. Kunreuther served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Insurance and Asset Management for 2011-2012, and in 2009-2010 was co-chair of the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Leadership and Innovation for Reducing Risks from Natural Disasters.  His recent books include At War with the Weather (with Erwann Michel-Kerjan) (MIT Press, 2009, paperback, 2011), winner of the Kulp-Wright Book Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association in 2011; Learning from Catastrophes: Strategies for Reaction and Response (with Michael Useem) (Financial Times Press, 2010); and Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry” (with Mark Pauly and Stacey McMorrow) (Cambridge University Press, 2013).</p></div></div>

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  • <h3>NOAA National Climatic Data Center</h3><p><img width="200" height="198" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/200/height/198/483_noaa_logo.rev.1407788692.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image483 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/200/height/198/483_noaa_logo.rev.1407788692.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/200/height/198/483_noaa_logo.rev.1407788692.jpg 3x" data-max-w="954" data-max-h="945"/>NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the Nation’s treasure of <strong>climate and historical weather data and information</strong>.</p><p> Quick link to home page: <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/" target="_blank">http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/</a></p><p> Quick link to NCDC’s climate and weather datasets, products, and various web pages and resources: <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/quick-links" target="_blank">http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/quick-links</a></p><p> Quick link to Text & Map Search: <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/" target="_blank">http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Internal Revenue Service: Tax Statistics</h3><p><img width="155" height="200" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/155/height/200/486_irs_logo.rev.1407789424.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image486 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/155/height/200/486_irs_logo.rev.1407789424.jpg 2x" data-max-w="463" data-max-h="596"/>Find statistics on business tax, individual tax, charitable and exempt organizations, IRS operations and budget, and income (SOI), as well as statistics by form, products, publications, papers, and other IRS data.</p><p> Quick link to <strong>Tax Statistics, where you will find a wide range of tables, articles, and data</strong> that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system: <a href="http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Stats-2" target="_blank">http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Stats-2</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Congressional Budget Office</h3><p><img width="180" height="180" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/180/380_cbo-logo.rev.1406822035.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image380 lw_align_right" data-max-w="180" data-max-h="180"/>Since its founding in 1974, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process.</p><p> The agency is strictly nonpartisan and conducts objective, impartial analysis, which is evident in each of the dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates that its economists and policy analysts produce each year. CBO does not make policy recommendations, and each report and cost estimate discloses the agency’s assumptions and methodologies. <strong>CBO provides budgetary and economic information in a variety of ways and at various points in the legislative process.</strong> Products include baseline budget projections and economic forecasts, analysis of the President’s budget, cost estimates, analysis of federal mandates, working papers, and more.</p><p> Quick link to Products page: <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/about/our-products" target="_blank">http://www.cbo.gov/about/our-products</a></p><p> Quick link to Topics: <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/topics" target="_blank">http://www.cbo.gov/topics</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>USDA Nutrition Assistance Data</h3><p><img width="180" height="124" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/124/485_usda_logo.rev.1407789238.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image485 lw_align_right" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/180/height/124/485_usda_logo.rev.1407789238.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/180/height/124/485_usda_logo.rev.1407789238.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1233" data-max-h="850"/>Data and research regarding the following <strong>USDA Nutrition Assistance</strong> programs are available through this site:</p><ul><li>Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) </li><li>Food Distribution Programs </li><li>School Meals </li><li>Women, Infants and Children </li></ul><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/data-and-statistics" target="_blank">http://www.fns.usda.gov/data-and-statistics</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Federal Aviation Administration: Accident & Incident Data</h3><p><img width="100" height="100" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/100/height/100/80_faa-logo.rev.1402681347.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image80 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/100/height/100/80_faa-logo.rev.1402681347.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/100/height/100/80_faa-logo.rev.1402681347.jpg 3x" data-max-w="550" data-max-h="550"/>The NTSB issues an accident report following each investigation. These reports are available online for reports issued since 1996, with older reports coming online soon. The reports listing is sortable by the event date, report date, city, and state.</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/" target="_blank">http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>MapStats</h3><p> A feature of FedStats, MapStats allows users to search for <strong>state, county, city, congressional district, or Federal judicial district data</strong> (demographic, economic, and geographic).</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.fedstats.gov/mapstats/" target="_blank">http://www.fedstats.gov/mapstats/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>National Center for Education Statistics</h3><p><strong><img width="400" height="80" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/400/height/80/479_nces.rev.1407787656.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image479 lw_align_right" data-max-w="400" data-max-h="80"/>The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.</strong> NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES has an extensive Statistical Standards Program that consults and advises on methodological and statistical aspects involved in the design, collection, and analysis of data collections in the Center. To learn more about the NCES, <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/about/" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p><p> Quick link to NCES Data Tools: <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/datatools/index.asp?DataToolSectionID=4" target="_blank">http://nces.ed.gov/datatools/index.asp?DataToolSectionID=4</a></p><p> Quick link to Quick Tables and Figures: <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/" target="_blank">http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/</a></p><p> Quick link to NCES Fast Facts (Note: The primary purpose of the Fast Facts website is to provide users with concise information on a range of educational issues, from early childhood to adult learning.): <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/" target="_blank">http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/#</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>The Penn World Table</h3><p> The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 189 countries/territories for some or all of the years 1950-2010.</p><p><a href="https://pwt.sas.upenn.edu/php_site/pwt71/pwt71_form.php" target="_blank">Quick link.</a> </p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>The World Bank Data (U.S.)</h3><p><img width="130" height="118" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/130/height/118/484_world-bank-logo.rev.1407788945.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image484 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/130/height/118/484_world-bank-logo.rev.1407788945.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/130/height/118/484_world-bank-logo.rev.1407788945.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1406" data-max-h="1275"/>The <strong>World Bank</strong> provides World Development Indicators, Surveys, and data on Finances and Climate Change.</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/country/united-states" target="_blank">http://data.worldbank.org/country/united-states</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>National Bureau of Economic Research (Public Use Data Archive)</h3><p><img width="180" height="43" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/43/478_nber.rev.1407530465.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image478 lw_align_right" data-max-w="329" data-max-h="79"/>Founded in 1920, the <strong>National Bureau of Economic Research</strong> is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.</p><p> Quick Link to <strong>Public Use Data Archive</strong>: <a href="http://www.nber.org/data/" target="_blank">http://www.nber.org/data/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED®)</h3><p><strong><img width="180" height="79" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/79/481_fred-logo.rev.1407788243.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image481 lw_align_right" data-max-w="222" data-max-h="97"/>An online database consisting of more than 72,000 economic data time series from 54 national, international, public, and private sources.</strong> FRED®, created and maintained by Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, goes far beyond simply providing data: It combines data with a powerful mix of tools that help the user understand, interact with, display, and disseminate the data.</p><p> Quick link to data page: <a href="http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/tags/series" target="_blank">http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/tags/series</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>HUD State of the Cities Data Systems</h3><p><strong><img width="200" height="200" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/200/height/200/482_hud_logo.rev.1407788472.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image482 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/200/height/200/482_hud_logo.rev.1407788472.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/200/height/200/482_hud_logo.rev.1407788472.jpg 3x" data-max-w="612" data-max-h="613"/>The SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs.</strong> It is a portal for non-national data made available through a number of outside institutions (e.g. Census, BLS, FBI and others).</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/socds.html" target="_blank">http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/socds.html</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>