Our mission at The College & University Research Collaborative is to:

→ increase the use of non-partisan academic research in policymaking
→ provide an evidence-based foundation for government decision making in RI

The Collaborative has developed a Resource Network of experts from Rhode Island’s 11 colleges and universities, creating a public/private partnership that moves research into action.

IN THE MEDIA:The Collaborative in Rhode Island Monthly

Learn more about how Rhode Island is working with The Collaborative and the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to support public policy in the state in the article “Strength in Numbers: Crunching the Numbers to Avoid Costly Mistakes” published in the May 2015 edition of Rhode Island Monthly.

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FOCUS ON RESEARCH: Millennials on the Move: Attracting Young Workers through Better Transportation


harris_photo“Bike paths, pedestrian bridges, and other transportation ‘alternatives’ do more than contribute to Rhode Island’s charm – they offer commuting and recreational opportunities that can attract a millennial workforce and bolster the state’s economy.”

In the research article, Millennials on the Move: Attracting Young Workers through Better Transportation, Jonathan Harris, M.I.D., of Johnson & Wales University, explores approaches to state-wide transportation infrastructure to increase Rhode Island’s attractiveness to millennials as a place to live and work.

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FOCUS ON RESEARCH: Choosing a Health Exchange for Rhode Island

Jessica Mulligan
“The issue of how to finance the exchange is connected to questions about how broadly the costs should be shared. Who benefits from the health care exchange? Who should pay for it?”

In the research article, Choosing a Health Exchange for Rhode Island, Jessica Mulligan, Ph.D., of Providence College, examines Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange, HealthSource RI, and looks further at the costs and benefits of operating this program versus adopting a federal alternative.

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Join our Resource Network

The Collaborative offers multiple research opportunities for participation from our Resource Network members. Within each Collaborative research area, several levels of funded research projects will take place. By approaching the research areas posed by policy leaders in multiple ways, The Collaborative is able to provide a holistic view of the topic area along with in-depth data and evidence with specific implications for Rhode Island.


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