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View Dramatic Growth in the World's Cities

New data visualization part of research portfolio to protect the environment.

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Policy Experts to Present at AEA Conference

Research on programs designed to improve public well-being around the world. 

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Enhancing Accountability in Schools

Study highlights methods to improve school performance beyond test scores.

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Strengthening Primary Care

Initiative set to test the effects of transforming thousands of primary care practices.

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Evidence Insight

Learn more about cutting-edge methods in policy research from Mathematica’s new video series.

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Learn More About Mathematica

Paul Decker talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

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Recognizing the need for strategies to accelerate the sharing of research (dissemination) and to help put it into practice (implementation), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute commissioned the development of a Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Framework and D&I Toolkit.

Competency-based education models allow students to move through material independently, advancing when they demonstrate content mastery.

Video from the October 11 forum.

Recent Projects

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In this study of more than 500 schools, 60 districts, and all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Mathematica is conducting an implementation and impact analysis of Race To the Top and School Improvement Grants, two programs that aim to foster systematic school reform.

Moroccan fruit tree sorting

Mathematica conducted an evaluation to provide a better understanding of the impact of agricultural investments in Morocco, as well as the sustainability of the fruit tree productivity project more specifically.

hydroelectric power in Africa

Mathematica is evaluating the Environmental and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) project, a part of MCC’s compact in Malawi that seeks to reduce sedimentation and aquatic weed growth in the Shire River and improve land use practices along the river.

electrical lines in African landscape

Mathematica is conducting an evaluation of the Electricity Generation Project and the Electricity Distribution Project in Benin.

Recent Publications

A safe environment is a prerequisite for productive learning. Using a unique panel data set of survey responses from New York City middle school students, the article provides insight into the relationship between feelings of safety in the classroom and academic achievement.

The authors review rule-based, market-based, and professional accountability alongside outcome-based accountability, using evidence from the laboratory and the field to describe how each can produce favorable or unfavorable effects.

This paper describes key drivers of the skills development problem in Latin America and offers recommendations for leveraging policy tools to address the challenge.

This report summarizes the key findings from the implementation of the Steps to Success and Traditional Healthy Families programs.


Video from the October 11 forum.

The United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Mathematica supports and recognizes Its mission “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”

The power of early education to shape a child’s future is supported by a growing body of evidence. Public and private stakeholders are looking for high-quality pre-K programs to make this promise a reality for all children. On Thursday, October 6, Mathematica’s Center for Improving Research Evidence...

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work (SAW/RTW) Policy Collaborative of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy hosted a policy forum and webinar to share actionable recommendations for policies...

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Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs since 1968. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.