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WSU Research Policy Evaluation and Advancement

Policy evaluation and advancement

Analyzing economic, educational, and social protocols

Poorly conceived policies can divide communities and promote inequality. WSU researchers seek to identify key ingredients of effective policies—codes that unite disparate interests and advance our society toward equality for all. Scholars analyze a wide range of policy-related issues, among them:

  • Impact of financial and economic policies on economic opportunity
  • Social and cultural contexts of science and technology
  • Effectiveness of teaching methods and technology in economic advancement
  • How historical and global perspectives shape views on contemporary issues
  • Impact of corporate structures and behaviors on societal well-being
  • The flow of information

Research areas

  • Robust analytic and modeling strategies
  • Democratization of information and digital access
  • Global competition and its impact on the United States and world economies
  • Media psychology and communication processes and effects