A project of the Weidenbaum Center of Washington University, The American Panel Survey (TAPS) provides one of the best survey research platforms in the social sciences. TAPS makes available a panel of about 2,000 respondents, selected as a national probability sample, for a wide range of social science research. TAPS includes demographic data that are made available to researchers who place research projects on TAPS.
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The Weidenbaum Center has three comprehensive research programs in public policy areas that complement Washington University faculty expertise: American Politics, Behavioral Economics, and Macroeconomic Policy. These programs support original research, surveys, publications, labs, public forums, academic workshops, and student research assistantships.
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The Center augments faculty research objectives in many ways. It provides small Faculty Research Grants to initiate cutting-edge faculty projects and encourage research and development. It provides Grant Application Assistance by helping to identify outside research funding and assisting with the preparation, administration, and reporting of grant requests to corporations, foundations, and government sources. The Center encourages and supports Faculty Workshops (in the Departments of Economics and Political Science) which enable faculty to bring in scholars from across the world to meet and work together on research objectives. The Center also supports and encourages the publishing efforts of faculty – encouraging journal articles and scholarly volumes and academic books.
The Center provides many unique research, writing, and publication opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students through Research Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships. The Murray Weidenbaum Scholars Program enables undergraduate students to work with Center faculty on projects concerning the economy, government, and public policy. The Faculty Research Grants also give both undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to work closely with faculty in the Departments of Economics and Political Science. Additional programs such as the Center’s EITM Program and Departmental Workshops greatly student enhance student involvement and knowledge.