Affiliated Centers

Social Science Matrix partners with a range of interdisciplinary research centers operating across the UC Berkeley campus. The relationship between Matrix and our affiliated centers differs among the various centers we partner with. We can provide affiliated centers with a robust platform of support, including administrative services, research development, communications, and other services, depending on each particular center’s needs. To learn more about affiliation with Matrix, contact¬†Associate Director, Eva Seto,¬†

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Berkeley Food Institute

The Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) works to catalyze and support transformative changes in food systems, to promote diversity, justice, resilience, and health, from the local to the global. BFI envisions a world in which nutritious, affordable food is available for all and is produced sustainably and fairly, ensuring healthy people and a healthy planet. The […]

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Center on Economy and Morality, a Matrix Affiliate (EMMA)

The Center on Economy and Morality (EMMA) investigates how emerging technologies such as financial data mining affect people’s conduct in their everyday lives, and how they are shaping wealth inequality and the nature of moral hierarchies in society.

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Center on the Politics of Development

The Center on the Politics of Development (CPD) at the University of California, Berkeley promotes the study of the politics of developing societies by advancing collaboration among faculty and graduate students at Berkeley and connecting their research to central policy dilemmas.

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Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society

A cross-disciplinary hub for research, teaching, and outreach on the histories and implications of scientific research, biomedicine, and new technologies, from geo-engineering to synthetic biology.

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Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study

In collaboration with the Norwegian Research Council, the Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study enables UC Berkeley faculty to conduct exploratory and cutting-edge research in tandem with leading researchers from eight Norwegian higher education institutions.

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Social Science Data Laboratory (D-Lab)

UC Berkeley's D-Lab provides an array of services to support data-intensive social science, including consulting and advising, access to staff support, and training and provisioning for software and other infrastructure needs.

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Mobile Experimental Laboratory (Xmobile)

UC Berkeley’s Mobile Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xm Lab) exists to help researchers use mobile devices and other sensors as a radical new platform for conducting social science experiments.

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Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces

The Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces brings together scholars from multiple domains—including public health, public policy, environmental design, architecture, engineering, computer science, nutrition, law, and economics—to find solutions to improve the health and wellness of employees in a wide range of workplace environments.

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Experimental Social Science Laboratory (XLab)

XLab is an interdisciplinary laboratory for conducting experiment-based investigations into issues of interest to social scientists, with 36 computers available for in-lab behavioral and economic research.

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Competition Policy Center

With a focus on issues related to marketplace competition and regulation, UC Berkeley’s Competition Policy Center bridges the gap between academic analysis and policy formation, with an eye toward shaping U.S. competition policy.

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Center for Effective Global Action

UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is a hub for research on global development, and brings a scientific lens to this important field, integrating empirical economic analysis with expertise in agriculture, public health, education, engineering, and the environment.

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Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging

CEDA comprises a group of mathematical and statistical demographers who apply their skills in such research areas as biodemography, demographic modeling and forecasting, and intergenerational transfers, including fiscal accounting.