The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) is Columbia University's research institute dedicated to interdisciplinary social science. ISERP pioneers research, shapes public policy, and integrates knowledge and methods across the social sciences.
The mission of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is to make possible and disseminate innovative work across the social sciences. ISERP's general programming, coupled with the services and resources, provide an ideal environment for fostering dynamic and interdisciplinary research. Working within the intellectual community of Columbia University, ISERP serves to generate, find external support for, and publicize innovative basic and applied social science research.
ISERP's stimulating intellectual environment and innovative social science and policy research are predicated on substantive and ongoing education and training. ISERP is distinguished by the breadth of its programming, which addresses the needs of doctoral students, as well as of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, masters students, local community leaders, and even high school students interested in the social sciences.