Economic Stability and Development


The Center will investigate the causes of racial and ethnic disparities that impact economic growth and will identify effective strategies and policies that foster the conditions for productive, innovative, and equitable exchange among the state’s diverse population. This research core will investigate economic impact in two critical areas:

  • The Post-COVID Economic Recovery
  • Fostering Equity to Stimulate Economic Innovation


William Scarborough leads the Economic Stability and Development research core area. 

Ongoing Projects

* Russell Sage Foundation - COVID-19 and School Reopening: The Impact on Mothers’ Employment (lead by the University of Melbourne and in collaboration with Washington University) Status: Under review