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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 Brookings Institution and Staff Union Reach First Agreement
May 1, 2023—The Brookings Institution and Brookings United, its staff union, are proud to announce that they have reached an initial one-year agreement governing certain terms and conditions of employment.

Brookings and John Legend’s HUMANLEVEL announce a new partnership to improve well-being, equity, and upward economic mobility for people and communities nationwide
April 28, 2023—Brookings and HUMANLEVEL, an initiative founded by John Legend, have announced a partnership to disrupt and dismantle assumptions, institutions, and pre-existing public policies that have attempted to prevent Black, Brown, and other marginalized communities from thriving and experiencing well-being.

New Brookings task force will create the blueprint for a federal Office of Carbon Scoring
March 16, 2023—The Center on Regulation and Markets at the Brookings Institution is organizing a task force to provide the institutional, analytical, and policy foundation for establishing a federal Office of Carbon Scoring (OCS) that would analyze the potential impact of proposed legislation on greenhouse gas emissions and other relevant climate metrics.

The Center for Universal Education at Brookings receives $24 million grant from the LEGO Foundation
February 6, 2023—The Brookings Institution announced today that the Center for Universal Education (CUE) in the Global Economy and Development program has received a $24 million grant, the largest in Brookings’s history, from the LEGO Foundation for a period of four years to support CUE’s strategic vision focused on holistic education, locally-defined priorities, and deep collaboration with partners.

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