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Robert Breunig

Professor and Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute


Ph. D. (Economics), University of California Riverside, 1998

Bachelor of International Studies, School for International Training, 1987

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Research policy briefs

As described here, these are:

  • 2-page summaries of published academic research in an easy-to-read format
  • written for policy makers who want to use evidence to evaluate policy
  • intended to lift debate and increase dialogue between academics and policy makers

Research Policy Briefs


Please get in touch if you would like to discuss our research or the state of knowledge on the research topic. No questions are off limits! We are happy to present our research to your department but also happy to come and talk to you about:

  • Your paper doesn’t answer the question we’re interested in. Can you help us to figure out a way to answer the questions that really interest us?
  • Can you help us evaluate a policy that we have implemented?
  • We’re thinking about some new policies. Can you help us implement the policy in a way that will make it easy for us to find out whether it worked or not?
  • Why is empirical research important?
  • What is all this technical stuff about statistical significance and causal impact and should we worry about it?

Case Studies

Below are case studies prepared by students in the Crawford School of Public Policy as part of the course POGO8081: Economics for Government. Please feel free to use and cite. Feel free to suggest additional case study topics that you would like to see.

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