Bridging quantitative social science research and practical social innovation.
Our mission is to bridge research and practice.
Our center translates a real-world problem from the community into a set of quantitative research questions and engages experts across disciplines to solve them. Through coordination, we help each team produce outputs that are both publishable in their field and can be used by another team. We then integrate these disparate findings into a solution for the community.
This year we were set to host the 2021 National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Decentralization Conference. Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and the safety of our community and the conference's participants, it has been cancelled.
Please mark your calendars for April 16-18, 2021. Academics and practitioners are invited to come to campus to learn more about general mechanism design theory in relation to topics of foster care, refugee resettlement, low-incoming housing, and criminal justice.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the goal of the conference is to apply and extend mechanism design to the practical needs of institutions that serve vulnerable populations.
Meet the people of CAASI.
The center collaborates with University of Pittsburgh faculty, postdoctoral scholars, researchers and research partners, as well as external research affiliates and field partners. Contact those leading the effort or explore the key stakeholders that help create CAASI's network of impact.