Colorado Center for Policy Studies

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The Decision to Contract Out: Understanding the Full Economic and Social Impacts. PDF

How to Estimate the Effects of Outsourcing on Local Economic Development
Where You Live  PDF

At the Colorado Center for Policy Studies we apply economic principles and research results to critical policy issues through the Program on Growth Issues, the Program on Education Policy and the Program on Tax Policy, with a particular focus on states and localities. Most of our work can be found right here on this website, making it accessible to interested citizens and policymakers. We are a member of the Education Policy Alliance a network of university-based research units that provide high quality research on significant education policy and practice issues. Faculty with expertise in a variety of areas, along with some of our best students, conduct applied research and provide advice and information to state and local governments and nonprofit organizations. The Elizabeth Cushman Internship in Public Policy funds outstanding students'participation in this work.

The Center operates under all laws governing the University of Colorado, including the Rules of the Regents. We are committed to nonpartisan, fact-based examination of the issues. Statements and publications issued from researchers at the Center do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Colorado or the members of the Advisory Board. We are funded by contracts and grants, in addition to tax-deductible private donations made through the University of Colorado Foundation. Founded in 1999 as the Center for Colorado Policy Studies, the focus was on issues facing the Pikes Peak Region and the state of Colorado. Through the years our work has grown to encompass a broader mission which the name change (adopted in 2008) reflects.

If you have questions or comments please contact:

Dr. Daphne T. Greenwood
Professor of Economics 
Director of the Center 
dgreenwo@uccs.edu.