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Center for Policy Analysis

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The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Policy Analysis, established in 1983, is a multidisciplinary research unit that promotes economic, social, and political development by providing research and technical assistance to client organizations. The Center for Policy Analysis offers custom-designed research and technical analysis in the areas of economic development, public management, program evaluation, and public opinion research for government agencies, non-profit organizations, private businesses, and educational institutions. The Center for Policy Analysis strives to erode the walls between research and teaching by training students in the techniques of applied social science and by conducting university and community based educational programs. The Center for Policy Analysis does not pursue a predetermined research agenda, but is a flexible research organization responding on a timely basis to the problems and issues identified by client agencies. 

Hiring the Center for Policy Analysis

Prospective clients may negotiate a scope of services and a price directly with the Center for Policy Analysis. Similarly, Massachusetts state agencies may enter into Interagency Service Agreements with the Center for Policy Analysis. For further information, please contact Michael Goodman at mgoodman@umassd.edu or David Borges at dborges@umassd.edu.

  • Industry and Economic Base Analysis