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ECONOMIC STUDIES | | 202.540.7721

Research and policy analysis on broad-based economic growth, economic opportunity and mobility, inclusive social policy, sound monetary and fiscal policy, and climate-resilient growth. Areas of research include federal fiscal policy, retirement, regulatory policy, labor policy and unemployment, monetary policy, health policy and health economics, artificial intelligence, financial, and technology policy, and workforce development.

GOVERNANCE STUDIES | | 202.770.6520

Research and policy analysis on U.S. domestic policy issues, political institutions and processes, and contemporary governance challenges. Scholars identify areas in need of reform and propose specific solutions to improve governance. Areas of research include American democracy, the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch, and Judiciary, political parties, campaigns and elections, voting rights, political polarization, the intersection of religion, policy, and politics, racial bias and inequality, budgeting, health care, education policy, infrastructure, technology policy, and national security policy.

METRO | | 202.238.3139

Research and policy solutions to help local leaders in government, business, nonprofits, and philanthropy ensure that every community in our nation can be prosperous, just, and resilient–no matter its starting point. Areas of research include inclusive innovation and talent development, resilient regions, transformative placemaking, valuing Black assets, and worker pay and power.

FOREIGN POLICY | | 202.238.3134

Research and policy analysis focused on understanding the dynamics of world affairs and the challenges they pose to the international community. Areas of research include established and emerging powers, national security, the politics and economics of foreign nations, and adapting international institutions, international order and grand strategy, transnational actors, defense, energy security and climate, East Asia, Middle East, Europe and transatlantic affairs, China, African security, arms control and non-proliferation.


Research and policy analysis on how to fight global poverty and sources of social stress, improve global economic cooperation, and strengthen the drivers of sustainable and inclusive growth for a prosperous world. Areas of research include harnessing technology for inclusive growth and development, climate policy and action, global education and skills development, sustainable development and financing for development, and renewed multilateralism and international cooperation.

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The USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy Welcomes Three New Non-Resident Fellows
February 1, 2022—The USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy welcomes three new non-resident fellows – Mike Chernew, Sherry Glied, and Rachel Sachs.

The Brookings Institution transitions from foreign centers to focus on digital and global engagement
September 29, 2021—After 14 years of an impactful partnership, Brookings and the Brookings Doha Center are ending their affiliation as the center launches a separate public policy institution based in Qatar.

Andrew Yeo appointed SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies
September 8, 2021—The Brookings Institution announced that Andrew Yeo has been appointed the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies. He will be affiliated with the Center for East Asia Policy Studies in the Foreign Policy program.

Trustee Phil Knight donates $15 million to Brookings’s Foreign Policy program
September 1, 2021—The Brookings Institution announced that Trustee Phil Knight has made a transformative gift of $15 million to its Foreign Policy program, to establish an endowed Philip H. Knight Chair in Defense and Strategy and provide five years of support to the Center on Security, Strategy, and Technology.

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