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Our Initiatives

In its inaugural phase, the Tobin Center is building a set of research programs that speak to central domestic economic policy concerns. Our news items on the front page highlight some of this research. Example policy areas include the following:

Health Economics

Studying the functioning of hospital and insurance markets, analyzing drivers of variation and growth in US health care spending, and investigating the growth in the pricing of pharmaceutical products

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Digital Economy Project

The Digital Economy Project expands research and regulatory economics to meet the rise of large digital platforms.

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Economics of Education

Studying the returns to educational decisions, how these returns depend on prior experience and the multidimensional human capital, and how educational decisions can be influenced by policy.

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Summary of Initiative

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Evidence-Based Policy

Summary of Project

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