Research Areas for the Center for Latin American Social Policy

The Center for Latin American Social Policy (CLASP) unites a distinguished collective of international researchers invested in addressing the most pressing challenges and in finding unique solutions that can contribute to a path of sustainable development for Latin Americans at home and in the United States. Solutions for these challenges require a deep understanding of Latin American policy and culture coupled with quality research and innovative solutions. To this end, economists, statisticians, social scientists, health care specialists, and policy analysts at CLASP conduct high-quality empirical research to support and improve relevant social policy.

CLASP designs and evaluates social policies by using existing data sources as well as conducting population surveys and randomized field experiments. The center also collaborates with other research institutions in the region, such as the Centro Vicente Fox, to conduct high-quality scientific research.

Our research is focused on several distinct areas: