Programs & Projects
All NBER researchers have a primary affiliation in one of 20 research programs. Each program is led by a director or codirectors who shape the group’s research agenda by organizing conferences and overseeing the selection of new affiliates. Most issues of the quarterly NBER Reporter include a detailed report on one program’s recent activities. Several of the most recent program reports are featured below.
The NBER hosts a wide array of research projects, ranging from short-duration single-investigator research grants to multi-investigator projects that span many years. Some of the larger projects are organized as centers, study groups, or working groups. These administrative structures help to coordinate the activities of multiple research studies that explore related questions.