CERPA Research Programs

Economic Development

Economic DevelopmentCERPA's Economic Development Program facilitates research and policy analysis that promotes higher standards of living and improved economic and social conditions. The program addresses a wide range of economic and social issues, such as the urban-rural divide, higher education and tax incentives, but a particular area of interest is the intersection of environmental, energy and economic policy. [Read more]

Environment & Energy

Environment and Energy

The Environment & Energy Program promotes research and policy analysis on critical environmental and energy issues such as conservation and land-use policy, benefit-cost analysis of renewable energy, invasive species management, non-market valuation of green energy programs, and the impacts of climate change on the North Carolina coast. [Read more]

Experimental Economics

Experimental EconomicsExperimental Economics applies the laboratory method of inquiry to better understand how society operates. Experiments, in the lab and in the field, allow for a more precise investigation of how individual, social and institutional characteristics influence individual behavior and aggregate outcomes. [Read more]

Undergraduate Research

The CERPA Undergraduate Research Scholars Program is an undergraduate research program that provides exceptionally capable and well-motivated students an opportunity to participate in all phases of social, economic and policy research under the supervision of a faculty advisor. The program offers a comprehensive opportunity to more fully develop critical thinking and analytical skills, while also improving writing and presentation skills. [Read more]


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