SMU Economic Center

The Center’s research program focuses both on issues of national or international relevance and on issues specific to the Dallas area and our surrounding region. 

Areas of focus include:

(1) cities, urban economics, and the Dallas metro area; (2) education; (3) healthcare; (4) poverty alleviation; (5) energy, the environment, and climate change; (6) macroeconomic policy; (7) trade and international economics; (8) innovation, growth, and economic development, and (9) gender, ethnicity, and economic opportunity.