About the Center

The Weidenbaum Center is a research institute at Washington University in St. Louis that supports social scientific research in the fields of public policy, economics, political science, and sociology. The Center funds faculty research, provides administrative support for research activities, and sponsors a wide range of public affairs programs. In doing so, the Center serves as a bridge between scholars, policymakers, and the general public. Through unbiased empirical research and events, the Center addresses many of the pressing public policy issues facing America and the world today. 

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Supporting the Pursuit of Research and Discovery

Supporting faculty and student research programs, the Weidenbaum Center provides a wide array of research support through the following: 

Faculty Research Grants 

Grant Application Assistance 

Faculty Workshops 

Survey Support 

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Assistance 

Public Policy Programs 

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Murray Weidenbaum - Founder

Murray Weidenbaum was a prominent figure in business and government. He served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury from 1969 to 1971, and in 1981-82 as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. His research and teaching interests were government regulation of business, public finance, and economic policy.

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