Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy

Studying the way legal and regulatory policymaking affect small businesses and entrepreneurship

With generous support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Kauffman-RAND Institute (KRI) has fostered the development of RAND's research capacity for understanding how entrepreneurship can address critical social problems and the role that public policy plays in fostering or impeding innovation through entrepreneurship. RAND research is addressing these issues and how they play out in several policy areas: health care, civil justice, energy and criminal justice. In addition, RAND research is focusing on two issues that cut across policy areas: the role of technology transfer and commercialization in innovation and the utilization of small businesses in U.S. government contracting.