Department of Economics
March 28, 2017

Hastings awarded $500,000 by Smith Richardson Foundation to support RIIPL


Professor Justine Hastings was awarded $500,000 research grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation to support research at the Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL).

The grant will support research which generates data-driven insights to increase policy impact and equity of opportunity in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL) at Brown University is a collaboration between Brown University and the Office of the Governor in Rhode Island to develop evidence-based policy using data and state-of-the-art research. "The research supported by this grant will provide insights for a host of policy challenges both in Rhode Island and throughout the country. RIIPL's goal is to put science and data to work to improve equity and opportunity through effective policy, making Brown and Rhode Island leaders in innovative policy. We are grateful to the Smith Richardson Foundation for their generous support which will help us to develop even more high-impact insights even more quickly," said Hastings.RIIPL Logo