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We harness the expertise of the Rockefeller Institute’s world-class researchers as well as the 64 campuses of the State University of New York and beyond to bring objective, timely research to bear on the big questions of the day.

Now more than ever, evidence-based policy analysis is needed for communities, state and local governments, and the federal system as a whole to make effective policy choices.

From the opioid crisis to public pension reform, our researchers employ and develop innovative and rigorous analytical tools that help make sense of the world around us— and illuminate potential ways forward.