Social, Behavioral, and Methodological Sciences Research


2M’s Social, Behavioral, and Methodological Science Research practice area is staff with a team of interdisciplinary subject matter experts, research analysts, and programmatic specialists offer expertise and an exemplary capacity to conduct population and institutional-based research.

Economic Research Areas

  • Applied microeconomics, including health, labor, education, housing, public, behavioral, pharmacoeconomics, and urban economics
    • Microeconometrics, including evaluation studies and causal inference utilizing panel data, pre-processing (propensity scoring), regression discontinuity, and other approaches
      • Regional and macroeconometric forecasting, including forecasting of broad revenue categories for local governments and integrating macro forecasts with more specific models
        • Utilizing simulation for policy analysis, including a working familiarity with the Future Elderly Model (FEM) and the Cornell Simulation Model (CORSIM) Population-Based Research

          Population-Based Research

          • Data Management
            • Survey Research (25-Station Survey Data Collection Center)
              • Demography
                • Population Trends and Projections, including School and College Enrollment
                  • Family and Household Composition
                    • School-to-Work Transition
                      • Workforce Development
                        • Regional and Local GDP and Employment by Industry
                          • Occupational Labor Markets and Outlooks
                            • Employment and Earnings
                              • Income and Poverty
                                • Public Assistance and Program Participation
                                  • Social Security and Retirement Income
                                    • Neighborhood and Community Development
                                      • Homeownership and Financing