The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.

Pandemic Reseach Seed Grants We've Funded


PI Department Title Award
Gerard Torrats-Espinosa Sociology The Relationship between Incarceration and COVID-19 $29,467.75
John Marshall Political Science Understanding and overcoming vaccine hesitancy in Latin America $19,992
Harrison Hong Economics Incentivizing Un(der)banked Households to Socially Distance Through Conditional Digital Loan Forgiveness $21,000
Yao Lu Sociology Model Minority No More? Changing Perceptions and the Social and Economic Impact of Rising Anti-Asian Racism Fueled by COVID-19 $30,000
Matthew Connelly History Using Machine Learning to Collect a Digital Archive of the COVID-19 Pandemic $30,207.30
Douglas Almond Economcs & SIPA The COVID-19 Pandemic and Anti-Chinese Sentiment of Social Media $29,800
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez SIPA Columbia Labor Lab $37,000



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