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Economic & Public Policy Research

  • NEW FEATURE! "Donahue Data Dash" is a series of quick data analyses examining issues facing Massachusetts, New England, and the nation. The first Dash is a Visualization of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on MA’s communities of color and urban areas

    Look at the data.
  • Learn about the breadth and depth of how we measure economic impacts and trends for clients in Massachusetts and beyond.

  • Changing Faces of Greater Boston: A 30-year demographic analysis for the Boston Foundation.

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  • EPPR works with the UMass Amherst School of Public Health to determine the effects of legalized gambling in the state of Massachusetts.

    Learn about recent study results

About Us: Economic & 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.

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Contracting with Us

The UMass Donahue Institute is pre-approved to offer a variety of options for streamlined, simplified contracting both within Massachusetts and at the federal level.

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