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About Us

The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative (Penn 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

  • May 2017 The Issue at the Heart of America’s Great Unbanking
    Consumer protection regulation targets services like payday lenders under the presumption that these services can be predatory and associated with high costs. Yet an increasing number of Americans are utilizing such alternative financial services and joining the ranks of the “unbanked” and “underbanked.” Altering this status quo and promoting greater middle-class stability will require that policymakers foster innovation in the development of high-quality, transparent, and consumer-oriented financial services within the mainstream banking system.

Student Profile

  • <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" title="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/503-ricardo-pena"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1385,1121/1570_ricopenadoe_sign.rev.1467209407.jpg" alt="Ricardo Pena" title="Ricardo Pena" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1385,1121/1570_ricopenadoe_sign.rev.1467209407.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1385,1121/1570_ricopenadoe_sign.rev.1467209407.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1385" data-max-h="1121"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/503-ricardo-pena">Ricardo Pena</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">MPA, ’17</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> Ricardo carried these sentiments home, in a phrase often uttered in Swaziland: If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/36-jonelle-lesniak"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/271,0,1158,887/469_jonelle10_copy.rev.1407274379.jpg" alt="Jonelle Lesniak" title="Jonelle Lesniak" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/271,0,1158,887/469_jonelle10_copy.rev.1407274379.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/271,0,1158,887/469_jonelle10_copy.rev.1407274379.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1333" data-max-h="888"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/36-jonelle-lesniak">Jonelle Lesniak</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">W’14</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> “Public policy is a major stakeholder in every sector, especially in the U.S., and if we can increase awareness and interest in it across Penn’s campus, we will have accomplished our goal.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/498-bryce-arbour"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/481,26,1297,843/1543_brycearbour2.rev.1461946671.jpg" alt="Bryce Arbour" title="Bryce Arbour" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/481,26,1297,843/1543_brycearbour2.rev.1461946671.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/481,26,1297,843/1543_brycearbour2.rev.1461946671.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1650" data-max-h="1238"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/498-bryce-arbour">Bryce Arbour</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">C’16</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> “My public policy interest and knowledge were probably the biggest reasons I landed interviews at several firms and eventually a position at BlackRock,” Bryce says. “Being able to discuss the minutiae of financial regulatory issues and the merits of different policy proposals showed firms that I had done my homework and was genuinely interested” in understanding all aspects of working in finance.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/629-jeffery-gao"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/214,0,1280,1067/1732_jefferygao3.rev.1476887625.jpg" alt="Jeffery Gao" title="Jeffery Gao" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/214,0,1280,1067/1732_jefferygao3.rev.1476887625.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/214,0,1280,1067/1732_jefferygao3.rev.1476887625.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1600" data-max-h="1067"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/629-jeffery-gao">Jeffery Gao</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">(C’19 W’19)</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> “Because I’m not a programmer, I felt that gaining a better understanding of the policy environment would allow me to work in the industry I want, but in a more unconventional way.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/644-nick-tabor"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1007,1007/2103_nicktabor.rev.1493402097.jpg" alt="Nick Tabor" title="Nick Tabor" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1007,1007/2103_nicktabor.rev.1493402097.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1007,1007/2103_nicktabor.rev.1493402097.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1007" data-max-h="1007"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/644-nick-tabor">Nick Tabor</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">L’18, WG’18</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> The people I worked with were incredibly adept at finding expertise in the government and navigating the policy-making process,” he says. “They were tireless, inquisitive, and brilliant, but what made them effective was their humility—their willingness to ask fundamental questions and seek genuine input from as wide a group as possible… . It gave me hope for solving even the most intractable policy problems.</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" title="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/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" title="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/618-trudel-pare"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/196,0,996,800/1986_trudelpare1.rev.1488291440.jpg" alt="Trudel Pare" title="Trudel Pare" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/196,0,996,800/1986_trudelpare1.rev.1488291440.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/196,0,996,800/1986_trudelpare1.rev.1488291440.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="800"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/618-trudel-pare">Trudel Pare</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">C’17</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> “From a very early age,” Trudel attests, “I was well aware of policy and its importance just from being around my family.”</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" title="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/177-sarah-simon"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,598,598/802_sarahsimon.rev.1422632632.jpg" alt="Sarah Simon" title="Sarah Simon" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,598,598/802_sarahsimon.rev.1422632632.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,0,598,598/802_sarahsimon.rev.1422632632.jpg 3x" data-max-w="598" data-max-h="598"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/177-sarah-simon">Sarah Simon</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">C’17</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> In Philadelphia, 40% of students that are admitted to college and pay their deposit in the end do not even show up for the first day of classes.  They effectively drop out before they even begin.  Sarah’s team set out to create a workable strategy to help these students successfully complete their transition to college.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/593-jon-hartley"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/127,21,667,562/1937_jonhartleystudentprofile.rev.1485887123.jpg" alt="Jon Hartley" title="Jon Hartley" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/127,21,667,562/1937_jonhartleystudentprofile.rev.1485887123.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/127,21,667,562/1937_jonhartleystudentprofile.rev.1485887123.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="800"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/593-jon-hartley">Jon Hartley</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">W’17</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> “At some stage in my life, I really would like to work in some sort of economic policy capacity in D.C.. The question is just what kind of role and context that would be.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/35-miriam-archibong"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/43,0,377,334/467_miriamarchibongwestwing500px.rev.1407273673.jpg" alt="Miriam Archibong" title="Miriam Archibong" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/43,0,377,334/467_miriamarchibongwestwing500px.rev.1407273673.jpg 2x" data-max-w="500" data-max-h="334"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/35-miriam-archibong">Miriam Archibong</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">L’16</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> “If you want to see something improved you should actively play your part in making a difference.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/31-kate-samuelson"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/62,132,1028,1099/400_screenonthegreen.rev.1406907246.jpg" alt="Kate Samuelson" title="Kate Samuelson" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/62,132,1028,1099/400_screenonthegreen.rev.1406907246.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/62,132,1028,1099/400_screenonthegreen.rev.1406907246.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1650" data-max-h="1100"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/31-kate-samuelson">Kate Samuelson</a><div class="lw_profiles_13">C’17</div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/><div class="lw_profiles_14"><p> As someone who is very interested in community revitalization and economic mobility work, Kate says that it has been “fascinating to experience interagency collaboration in practice and to learn about the partnership structure needed to truly transform high-poverty 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" title="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>

Hill Testimony by Faculty Expert

  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/106-david-zaring"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/373,41,859,527/1485_screen_shot_2016-03-03_at_10439_pm.rev.1457030268.jpg" alt="David Zaring" title="David Zaring" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/373,41,859,527/1485_screen_shot_2016-03-03_at_10439_pm.rev.1457030268.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/373,41,859,527/1485_screen_shot_2016-03-03_at_10439_pm.rev.1457030268.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1280" data-max-h="722"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/106-david-zaring">David Zaring</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"><ul><li>Professor David Zaring <a href="https://youtu.be/2pwPOi08690?t=40m" target="_blank">testified</a> before the GOP Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Committee on Financial Services) . The hearing entitled, “The Arbitrary and Inconsistent Non-Bank SIFI Designation Process” was held March 28, 2017. <em>(<a href="https://financialservices.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hhrg-115-ba09-wstate-dzaring-20170328.pdf" target="_blank">PDF of Professor Zaring’s submitted testimony</a>)</em></li></ul><ul><li>Professor David Zaring testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. The hearing, titled, “The Impact of International Regulatory Standards on the Competitiveness of U.S. Insurers: Part II” was held February 25, 2016. Zarings’ testimony focused on three points: </li></ul><ol><li>International financial regulatory standards protect American consumers and American financial stability by creating a level playing field for financial market participants and by preventing disruptive financial contagion that starts elsewhere.  </li><li>The U.S. has traditionally been a leader in formulating standards in matters of international regulatory cooperation, a role that would be threatened by legislation that ties the hand of its representatives. </li><li>Transparency is not helped, and substantial burdens are imposed by, imposing too many procedural requirements on the deliberation and negotiation process itself. </li></ol><p> The full testimony is available <a class="file file_246 lw_files_pdf" title="Testimony David Zaring February 25 2016" href="/live/files/246-testimony-david-zaring-february-25-2016">here in PDF</a> form. A <a href="https://youtu.be/EC1ksrK_hcY" target="_blank">video recording</a> is also available.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/501-dennis-p-culhane"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/26,0,274,247/1563_culhane-300x247.rev.1466188664.jpg" alt="Dennis P. Culhane" title="Dennis P. Culhane" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="247"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/501-dennis-p-culhane">Dennis P. Culhane</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"><p> December 11, 2012. Briefing. Progress in Addressing Veteran Homelessness. The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Washington, DC.</p><p> December 4, 2012. Integrated Data Systems and their Utility for Policy Research and Evaluation. Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology, Statistical Policy Seminar. Washington, DC.</p><p> November 1, 2011. Integrating Data across Government Services to Improve Quality, Efficiency and Outcomes. United States Department of Justice. Washington, DC.</p><p> December 8, 2010. Using Data to Inform Systems Change in VA Homeless Programs. US Department of Veterans’ Affairs Homelessness Summit. Washington, DC.</p><p> March 1, 2010. Briefing on homelessness policy directions. The Domestic Policy Council. The White House, Washington, DC.</p><p> November 3, 2009. Prevention-Centered Approach to Homelessness: A Paradigm Shift? National Meeting of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on Homelessness. Washington, DC.</p><p> October 16, 2007. Invited testimony. United States House of Representatives, Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. Washington, DC.</p><p> July 12, 2007. Homelessness research and policy in a US context. Tri-Country Conference on Homelessness. Washington, DC: The White House.</p><p> May 29, 2007. Briefing on Family Homelessness. United States Senate, HUD Appropriations Committee staff. Washington, DC.</p><p> May 22, 2007. Briefing on Family Homelessness. The Domestic Policy Council. The White House, Washington, DC. </p><p> March 30, 2006. Invited testimony. United States Senate, Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. Washington, DC.</p><p> December, 2005. Briefing on the Chronic Homelessness Initiative. The Office of Management and Budget, Office of the Director. The White House. Washington, DC.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/55-david-arthur-skeel"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,1,256,257/308_dskeel.rev.1404347298.jpg" alt="David Arthur Skeel" title="David Arthur Skeel" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" data-max-w="256" data-max-h="257"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/55-david-arthur-skeel">David Arthur Skeel</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"><p><a href="/live/files/204-who-is-too-big-to-fail" target="_blank">Written Testimony</a>, Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives, May 15, 2013 </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/></div>
  • <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="Cary Coglianese" title="Cary Coglianese" 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"><p> Professor Coglianese testified before a U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights, and Agency Action on November 7, 2013 in the hearing entitled “<a href="/live/files/203-committee-on-the-judiciary" target="_blank">Justice Denied: Rules Delayed on Auto Safety and Mental Health.</a>” (PDF) He was invited to testify on trends in rulemaking by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Although it is generally believed that judicial review has caused the NHTSA to abandon rulemaking and shift instead to issuing individual recalls on defective automobiles, Professor Coglianese testified that these claims are unfounded.  He urged lawmakers to consider other explanations before making any policy decisions. </p><p>  </p><p> On September 8, 2016, Professor Coglianese testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management. The hearing titled, “<a href="http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/reviewing-independent-agency-rulemaking" target="_blank">Reviewing Independent Agency Rulemaking</a>” looked at “how independent regulatory agencies could improve their regulatory processes through quality analysis of the rules they propose, compliance with applicable statutory requirements, retrospective review efforts, and potential improvements that could be implemented to improve the overall independent agency regulatory process.” <a class="file file_258 lw_files_pdf" title="US Senate Committee Testimony by Cary Coglianese (09.08.16).pdf" href="/live/files/258-us-senate-committee-testimony-by-cary-coglianese" target="_blank">A PDF of Professor Coglianese’s testimony is available here.</a></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/56-christopher-s-yoo"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,1,256,257/503_csyoo-2.rev.1408127132.jpg" alt="Christopher S. Yoo" title="Christopher S. Yoo" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" data-max-w="256" data-max-h="257"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/56-christopher-s-yoo">Christopher S. Yoo</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"><div class="page" title="Page 1"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p> Hearing on “<a href="http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/04-09-14YooTestimony.pdf">Examining the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger and the Impact on Consumers</a>” (PDF) Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary April 9, 2014.  </p></div></div></div></div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/49-laura-w-perna"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,71,800,871/214_lauraperna.rev.1406147181.jpeg" alt="Laura W. Perna" title="Laura W. Perna" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,71,800,871/214_lauraperna.rev.1406147181.jpeg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/0,71,800,871/214_lauraperna.rev.1406147181.jpeg 3x" data-max-w="800" data-max-h="1176"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/49-laura-w-perna">Laura W. Perna</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"><p> Dr. Laura Perna testified in front of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on states’ role in higher education. <a href="http://www.gse.upenn.edu/video/player?video=AHEAD/PERNA-SENATE-HELP.mp4" target="_blank">Click here</a> to view the video of her testimony.  </p><p> On April 30, 2015, Dr. Perna <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQsFoRvY36s" target="_blank">testified</a> before The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training on ways to improve support for disadvantaged college students. Addressing the challenges facing these disadvantaged students “requires a multi-faceted, comprehensive approach and commitment from multiple players,” advised Professor Laura Perna.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/76-olivia-s-mitchell"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/176,0,1473,1296/188_mitchell_olivia-300dpi.rev.1406153929.jpg" alt="Olivia S. Mitchell" title="Olivia S. Mitchell" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/176,0,1473,1296/188_mitchell_olivia-300dpi.rev.1406153929.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/176,0,1473,1296/188_mitchell_olivia-300dpi.rev.1406153929.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1649" data-max-h="1296"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/76-olivia-s-mitchell">Olivia S. Mitchell</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"><p><a href="/livewhale/?files_edit&id=202">The Changing Face of Retirement Security in America, Senate Special Committee on Aging (PDF)</a></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/></div>
  • <div class="item-wrapper"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/83-richard-j-herring"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/273,0,1570,1296/178_herring_richard-300dpi.rev.1406146807.jpg" alt="Richard J. Herring" title="Richard J. Herring" class="lw_image" width="160" height="160" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/273,0,1570,1296/178_herring_richard-300dpi.rev.1406146807.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/160/height/160/crop/1/src_region/273,0,1570,1296/178_herring_richard-300dpi.rev.1406146807.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1649" data-max-h="1296"/></a></span><a href="/live/profiles/83-richard-j-herring">Richard J. Herring</a><div class="lw_profiles_19"><div class="page" title="Page 1"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p> June 19, 2008: Testimony before the United States Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment, on “<a href="http://www.law.yale.edu/documents/pdf/cbl/Herring_Senate_Testimony.pdf" target="_blank">Risk Management and Its Implications for Systemic Risk</a>”  </p><p> July 16, 2014: Testimony before the the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, on “<a href="http://www.banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=5f4b1cc8-a9cc-41e0-8df7-ede9631222ba" target="_blank">What Makes a Bank Systematically Important?</a>” </p></div></div></div></div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/></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="Peter Conti-Brown" title="Peter Conti-Brown" 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"><p> March 3, 2015, Hearing: <a href="http://www.banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Testimony&Hearing_ID=fbfdd8bb-2545-4243-b4c4-0524b9ecdafd&Witness_ID=24adb3f1-4c8f-455d-bb9d-42a51be3ffb7" target="_blank">Federal Reserve Accountability and Reform</a></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_32"/></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>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>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>
  • <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>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>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>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>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>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>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>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>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>