The RPDS conducts research in economics and related fields at both a theoretical and empirical level. A seminar series brings speakers from around the world to Princeton on a regular basis throughout the academic year. Its work is funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. Director: Anne C. Case
The Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy leverages the combined strengths of Princeton’s faculty from several departments who are exploring the gaps between what individuals “should” be expected to do and what people do do. Our researchers are studying real-life examples of informed, reasonable people making “poor” choices and how policy might be better designed and executed to make it easier to improve their outcomes.
The Education Research Section (ERS) supports research, publication, and teaching on matters relating to education policy and practice. The ERS also seeks to promote the development of research infrastructure (e.g., data collection, support of collaborative projects) and the dissemination of research findings for the benefit of policymakers and practitioners in the education field. Director: Sara McLanahan