Research & Publications

The Weidenbaum Center supports faculty and student research initiatives in a number of ways. This support has helped Washington University faculty produce a multitude of books, journal articles, and publications. A list of these journal articles, scholarly volumes, and academic books, can be found in the sponsored projects publications listing

The Center produces various types of publications in order to reach its diverse audience. 

  • Its Sponsored Research area provides information on Center sponsored cutting-edge faculty research through faculty journal articles, research reports, and edited volumes. Center faculty (and research sponsored) Books help further educate the general public and future classes of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Its Annual ReportBrochure [pdf], and Newsletter keeps individuals informed of its past and future activities and research agenda.
  • Its annual extensively referenced Regulatory Report tracks the expenditures of federal regulatory agencies and their staff.
  • Prior to 2001, the Weidenbaum Center was known as the Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB) and it's publication archive can still be viewed.  

Murray Weidenbaum Center Scholars Program

Professor Murray Weidenbaum has spent most of his distinguished career at Washington University working with undergraduate and graduate students. Countless students have benefited from his mentoring, an activity that he always has valued. It is with his commitment to teaching and mentoring that this program was created to honor him.

find out more about the scholars program

The American Panel Survey (TAPS)

The director of TAPS, in consultation with other scholars, established a battery of demographic and other questions that are asked of all panelists. In addition, a large set of recurring questions were asked about economic and political subjects. 

Learn more about TAPS


Faculty Research and Books

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.

learn about our research & support opportunities