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
- The Massachusetts Census Planner - a friendly web app
- BU News Service: U.S.-China trade tensions have slight impact on Massachusetts businesses
- MassLive op-ed: How family caregiving is impacting employers and employees
- MassLive: Massachusetts economy grows, but growth slows due to tight labor supply
- BBJ and CommonWealth Magazine: Transportation budget shortfall of $8.4b expected in Mass.
- Secretary of the Commonwealth names Susan Strate to statewide 2020 census group
- CommonWealth Magazine: Foreign-born labor accounts for nearly 80 percent of MA labor force growth
- MassLive: Bay Path University awarded $1.6 million grant for technology programs