WashU’s Weidenbaum Center joins Harvard’s peer pre-review consortium
Weidenbaum Center joins Harvard's Alexander Diviya Magaro Peer Pre-Review Program
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. Led by Weidenbaum Center Director Andrew Reeves (pictured), 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.
The Weidenbaum Center provides significant research support for faculty in the departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. This support allows a wide array of faculty members to participate in a variety of impactful research, and is of particular importance to our younger faculty who are just starting their research careers. Research efforts contribute to work that addresses key social issues locally, nationally, and globally, and enhances the prominence of Washington University in the academic and policy world. Donations fund our grant programs which support this research. We could not suport nearly as much research without this generosity.
Our Annual Reception was held on April 20. We honored Dr. Jim Schiele and Steven S. Smith (pictured left and right) with the Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence and welcomed our donors and friends to join us in celebrating the work of the Weidenbaum Center.
We were honored to welcome George Zimmer, former CEO and founder of The Men's Wearhouse and founder of Generation Tux. Mr. Zimmer participated in a lively roundtable discussion with faculty, students, and alumni led by Weidenbaum Center Director Andrew Reeves. Mr. Zimmer (pictured left) putting on a Weidenbaum Center tie in front of the portrait of Founder Murray Weidenbaum.
Please join us in congratulating our Center-affiliated Faculty Grant Award winners!Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures
The St. Louis Policy Initiative: Segregation, Public Health and Environmental Policy This initiative brings diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives to study policy in the St. Louis metro region with an emphasis on engaging with the most pressing policy challenges in society today.Read the Story
Trust and Public Health This research focuses on trust as an essential component in the effective implementation of public health measures.Read the Story
Policy Body Camera Metadata This research focuses on understanding and leveraging the information captured by police body cameras.Read the Story
Foster Care System This project will create a database that documents the diversity in foster care systems across states over time, addressing questions on how the characteristics of a foster system affect children.Read the Story
Moving Stories This project will develop a small group exhibition that will feature national and local artists who represent stories of migration in their work, and will conduct community workshops to promote dialogue with immigrant communities in St. Louis.Read the Story
Improving Data Integration Techniques The project focuses on enabling researchers to integrate information from multiple data sets when no unique identifier that links records across datasets is available.Read the Story