Affiliated Centers and Institutes
Major research projects often require extensive travel to international locations and typically take years to plan, execute, and document. Therefore, researchers often affiliate with other organizations that provide funding and other support. Faculty at The Pearson Institute currently hold affiliations with and receive research funding from many institutions, including the following:
American University of Afghanistan
Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development
Center for Global Development
Centre for Economic Policy Research
Evidence in Governance and Politics
Global Development Network
Households in Conflict Network
Innovations for Poverty Action
Institute for the Study of Labor
International Rescue Committee
Liberia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs
MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
National Bureau of Economic Research
Scholars Strategy Network
Swedish Development Policy Council
Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister
UN Peacebuilding Fund
Universidad de los Andes
Awarded Research Grants
The Asia Foundation
Inter-American Development Bank
International Development Research Centre
International Growth Centre
National Science Foundation
Niehaus Center for Global Governance
The World Bank
Becker Friedman Institute
The Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago inspires, refines, and shares research that illuminates our most challenging economic and societal problems. A collaborative initiative between the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Department of Economics, the Law School, and the Harris Public Policy, the institute’s conferences, visiting scholars program, research initiatives, and programs for early-career professionals and doctoral students bring together scholars from across the social sciences to share perspectives.
Center for Latin American Studies
Established in 1968, the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies brings together faculty and students across the University in interdisciplinary and interdivisional research, teaching, scholarly events, and public engagement related to this vital region of the world.
The University of Chicago Urban Labs is composed of five labs working to address challenges across five key dimensions of urban life: crime, education, health, poverty, and energy & environment. The Crime Lab partners with civic and community leaders to design, test, and scale promising programs and policies to reduce crime and violence.
An independent research organization at the University of Chicago, NORC delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Graduate students at The Pearson Institute may apply to participate in nine-week paid summer internships that combine social science and statistical theory with the practical challenges of day-to-day project implementation.
Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
The Institute on the Formation of Knowledge opened in the Fall of 2015 at the University of Chicago. It was founded with the mission of uniting scholars from a variety of fields to study the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day and, in correlation, to explore how this history shapes the modern world.
Mining for Gold.
ITURI, REPUBLIC OF CONGO – 2013: A 14-year-old miner works in the mining town of Pluto in Ituri to extract rock and sand from a large pit, which took over a year to excavate. Many different people from all over Congo came to the mines to seek their fortune.