The Economic & Public Policy Research group (EPPR) provides unbiased analyses on economic, demographic, workforce, and other public policy issues in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond. As a leading provider of applied economic and public policy research, we help our clients make informed decisions about strategic policy, planning, and investment issues. We produce in-depth studies that help clients build credibility, quantify impacts, gain visibility, educate constituents, prioritize investment, and plan economic development initiatives.
EPPR’s client-driven project assignments are supplemented and supported by long-term roles tracking the economic and demographic trends in Massachusetts and New England. For example, as the official State Data Center we have unparalleled economic and demographic data experience and expertise in Massachusetts, including all US Census data products.
We also lead MassBenchmarks, an economic journal that presents timely information concerning the performance of and prospects for the Massachusetts economy, including economic analyses of key industries that make up the economic base of the state. Our affiliation with the University of Massachusetts positions us to tap into resources and expertise from the five-campus University system to promote the public’s understanding of critical economic and policy issues.
Recent News & Updates
- Mark Melnik addresses “hipsturbia” trends for greater Boston
- An update of Plainridge Park Casino’s social and economic impacts on the Commonwealth
- New York Times, WashPo, Chicago Trib.: “After Tax Law, Florida Sees Movers but Not From New York”
- AP, ABC, CBS, PBS, Wash. Post: Census Bureau seeks state data on citizens
- MassBenchmarks Editorial Board: The performance of the Massachusetts economy remains solid
- ABC TV Boston: “State of Gridlock” special highlights economic impacts of traffic
- Multiple outlets: Mass. businesses think the 2020 state economy will shrink
- Research team releases reports on economic impacts of MGM Springfield