Centers

Social Science Matrix is home to a large collection of UC Berkeley research centers including:

Berkeley Center for Political Economy
The Berkeley Center for Political economy (BCEP) brings together Berkeley scholars working in the field of political economy. BCEP supports methodologically sound research on the connections between economics and politics.

Berkeley Population Center (BPC)
The Berkeley Population Center provides a home to integrate the diverse and dispersed population researchers on our campus. BPC is a program to support innovative research on our signature themes of Reproduction & HIV, Mortality, Inequalities & Opportunities, Health Disparaities, Behavioral Economics and Formal Demography. Cutting across these themes are our shared interests in demographic theory, innovative methods, historical perspectives, and the collection and distribution of demographic data.

Center for Catastrophic Risk Management (CCRM)
The Center for Catastrophic Risk Management (CCRM) is a group of academic researchers and practitioners who recognize the need for interdisciplinary solutions to avoid and mitigate tragic events.  This group of internationally recognized experts in the fields of engineering, social science, medicine, public health, public policy, and law was formed following the mismanagement and tragic consequences of Hurricane Katrina to formulate ways for researchers and experts to share their lifesaving knowledge and experience with industry and government.

Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA)
At the core of CEDA is a group of outstanding mathematical and statistical demographers who apply their skills to a variety of research areas, including biodemography, demographic modeling and forecasting, and intergenerational transfers including fiscal accounting. This central core is enriched by other themes, notably psychological and behavioral economics with applications to survey design and health economics.

Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)
CEGA’s mission is to improve lives and generate opportunities globally through innovative research that drives effective social policy and development programming.

Competition Policy Center (CPC)
The aim of the Competition Policy Center is to bridge the gap between academic analysis and policy formation. Inspiration for the CPC comes from the Berkeley faculty’s extraordinary role in competition policy over the past decade.

XLAB
The Experimental Social Science Laboratory is an interdisciplinary laboratory for conducting experiment-based investigations of issues of interest to social scientists.