Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy
CSTEP research focuses on science policy, scientific labor markets, education policy, state and local economic development, and economic policy.
Science Policy and Scientific Labor Markets
CSTEP researchers study diversity in scientific labor markets, high skilled immigration, the relationship between innovation and entrepreneurship, and the economic impact of federal R&D funding. CSTEP Director Donna Ginther has advised the National Academies of Science, the National Institutes of Health, and the Sloan Foundation on the diversity and future of the scientific workforce.
Through a systematic program of basic research, IPSR has developed models of impact of alternative tax structures on Kansas business sectors; cost-benefit model to assess property tax abatement decisions by local communities; and models of the longer-term impact of changing public policies or economic conditions. Modeling applications are available to the public on a contract basis.