Stanford University

For Support Of The Stanford Institute For Economic Policy Research

  • Amount
    $750,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/21/2012
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
Founded thirty years ago by William Hewlett, among others, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is a nonpartisan organization that unites economic policy scholars from all parts of Stanford University. Also a long-time grantee, SIEPR has grown to become one of the world’s most respected economic research centers with influence in Sacramento, Washington, and abroad. SIEPR scholars conduct studies on important economic policy issues in the United States and other countries in order to inform and advise policymakers and the public and to guide their decisions with sound analysis. SIEPR faculty also train, educate, and support doctoral students as future economic policy analysts.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
siepr.stanford.edu 
Address
366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA, 94305, United States
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