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Finance

​Read more about the people and projects that demonstrate NORC's expertise in Finance.

Representative Projects

2012 NORC Presidential Election Study. The 2012 NORC Presidential Election Study was conducted in the weeks prior to the Presidential election to measure public opinion about important issues the country faces – economic recovery, health care costs, and extreme partisanship. More

International Housing Sector Review. Under the sponsorship of the International Housing Coalition (IHC), in 2009 NORC staff authored a paper for wide public dissemination that argues for a very substantial change in U.S. foreign assistance policy. More

Nigeria Sub-National Investment Climate Improvement. This project, undertaken for the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, focused on problems with real property transactions in Nigeria that are creating disincentives to investment and leading to informality in property markets. More

Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF).

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Board, this triennial survey is the only fully representative source of information on the broad financial circumstances of U.S. households. No other survey collects data on the household finances of a probability sample of Americans.  Data from the SCF are used to inform monetary policy, tax policy, consumer protection, and a variety of other policy issues. The data also serve as a basis for longer-term research on the economic state of the American family. More

Sustaining a Virtual Community. Led by Harvard Business School Professor Josh Lerner, PCRI is a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Brookings Institution, and the Association of Corporate Growth. PCRI's overarching mission is to promote a better understanding of the Private Capital Industry. More

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Headlines

News Forbes: The AP-NORC Center's "Working Longer" project shares information on the risks of retirement More
Posted: 3.14.2014 9:56AM
News Fox Business: NORC's Matt Sedensky explains how older Americans need to work longer to save for retirement More
Posted: 10.21.2013 11:49AM
News The New York Times: The Survey of Consumer Finance looks at mortgage debts for retirees More
Posted: 10.7.2013 1:52PM
News Bloomberg Businessweek: The GSS helps ask the question: "How did the world's rich get that way?" More
Posted: 4.22.2013 7:49PM
News UPI: How the wealthy sees the deficit as our biggest problem and more featuring NORC data and findings More
Posted: 2.26.2013 10:31AM