About Us: Economic and Public Policy Research
The Economic & Public Policy Research group (EPPR) provides unbiased analyses on the economic, demographic, workforce, and other public policy issues in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond. As a leading provider of applied economic and public policy research, we help our clients make informed decisions about strategic policy, planning, and investment issues. We produce in-depth studies that help clients build credibility, quantify impacts, gain visibility, educate constituents, prioritize investment, and plan economic development initiatives.
EPPR’s client-driven project assignments are supplemented and supported by long-term roles tracking the economic and demographic trends in Massachusetts and New England. For example, as the official State Data Center, we have unparalleled economic and demographic data experience and expertise in Massachusetts, including all US Census data products...
We also lead MassBenchmarks, an economic journal that presents timely information concerning the performance of and prospects for the Massachusetts economy, including economic analyses of key industries that make up the economic base of the state. Our affiliation with the University of Massachusetts positions us to tap into resources and expertise from the five-campus University system to promote the public’s understanding of critical economic and policy issues.
Recent News & Updates
- Boston Globe: Citing an undercount of college students and immigrants, Boston mayor challenges 2020 Census tally
- Boston Globe: As the economy wobbles, where does that leave workers?
- BusinessWest Magazine: Westover (Chicopee, MA) redevelopment of military land means $2.2 billion in impact
- BusinessWest Magazine: UMass Donahue Institute Marks 51 Years Of “Pushing Corners”
- Greater Springfield Housing Report Releases Second Study
- All Things Considered/GBH Radio: The future of work in Massachusetts
- State House News Service: Melnik says jobs outlook better but not at full potential for Massachusetts
- WBUR: Experts see bright spots in Massachusetts 2022 economy