Research & Publications

The Center supports faculty research in the Departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology in many 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.
  • Publications of the Center of the Study of American Business for the 1996-2001 period can be found in this archive.  

Murray Weidenbaum Center Scholars Program

The Murray Weidenbaum Center Scholars Program was established to honor Center Founder Murray Weidenbaum. The program funds Washington University undergraduate students who work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The program provides a rewarding experience that allows students to be more deeply engaged in research, to develop greater expertise in a field of study, and to learn more about the practice of research from faculty mentors.

find out more about the scholars program

The American Social Survey (TASS)

TASS provides university faculty access to a national survey three times a year (November, March, and July). Faculty submit proposals for batteries of questions to be placed on TASS. Cutting-edge social science research problems and advanced survey methods are given priority. For more information on question submission, please contact Weidenbaum Center Director Steve Smith.

Learn more information on TASS 

For more information on our previous panel survey, The American Panel Suvey (TAPS), please visit: TAPS data page

Faculty Research

The Center supports faculty research in the Departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology in many ways: 

- Faculty Research Grants 
- Government and Private Foundation Grants 
- Grant Administration 
- Survey Research 
- Faculty Workshops & Scholarly Visits 
- Faculty Research Fellows 
- Post-Doctoral & Graduate Research Fellows 

learn about our research & support opportunities