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. The Pearson Institute and its faculty currently hold affiliations with or receive research funding from many institutions, including the following:

Affiliated Institutions

Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development

Center for Global Development 

Centre for Economic Policy Research

DT Institute

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   

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute For Global Peace, Security And Justice  

Swedish Development Policy Council      

Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister

UN Peacebuilding Fund


Universidad de los Andes


Awarded Research Grants

The Asia Foundation

Gates 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.


Crime Lab

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.

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