Policy Research Seminars

Do You Want to be Part of Bringing Together the Academic and Policy Worlds?

Our Policy Research Seminars bridge the gap between the academic and policy worlds by connecting liberty-advancing scholars to policy research organizations.  IHS Policy Research Seminars offer graduate students and faculty a unique opportunity to collaborate with public policy experts, and to discuss and shape their research on topics where the classical liberal perspective may be underrepresented.

Are You Planning To Attend Academic Conferences This Year?

Our seminars are often attached to academic conferences, spanning a wide range of disciplines, and are held all over the United States. Not only do our seminars provided a platform for collaboration and networking, but we also provide hotel and travel reimbursement that can offset the costs of attending your favorite academic conference.


Our Faculty Programs team is heavily invested in supporting academics through the advancement of their careers, and fostering opportunities where ideas can influence the political decision-making process.

To inquire about participating, please email Justin Davis at policyresearch@TheIHS.org.

Upcoming Programs

Nov. 17-18, 2016 in Washington DC

Policy Research Seminar Washington DC

Machine Learning and Empirical Policy Research

This seminar will introduce participants to RegData, a database developed by the Mercatus Center, which is used to quantify the accumulation of federal regulations by industry over time. Participants will learn how to use the methods, features, and data introduced by RegData and its successor, QuantGov. The program will include several interactive research workshops discussing RegData, its many applications, and how your research may be advanced by its use.

Participation offsets the cost of attending SEA as you will be eligible for travel assistance to get to SEA. If you are attending SEA, we will provide hotel accommodations for the nights of the 17th and 18th.

Nov. 19, 2016 in Washington DC

Policry Research Seminar Monetary Policy

Rule-based Approaches to Monetary Policy

Interested in learning about trends in monetary policy research? Consider attending our short policy research seminar which will feature a panel on Mercatus research followed by a dinner and podcast that will be recorded for Macro Musings.

The seminar will be held the evening of November 19th at the Intercontinental Hotel and is ideal for scholars who will be in the area attending the SEA annual meeting.

Jan. 4-5, 2016 in Chicago, IL

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Regulators’ and Researchers’ Views on Financial Regulations

In this seminar, regulators will discuss their experience on different aspects of regulating the financial system such as bank regulations, securities markets regulations, insurance industry regulations, and regulation of financial technology. Academic researchers will also provide perspectives on how they view impacts of financial regulations and alternative approaches they have researched.

Are You Interested in Attending Future Programs?

If you’re interested in attending one of our Policy Research Seminars but don’t see your research area represented, send a copy of your updated CV, and a brief description of your research to Justin Davis at policyresearch@TheIHS.org.

See What You Missed from Our Previous Policy Research Seminars

The Law and Economics of Space Policy
October 14-15, 2016 in Arlington, VA
Policy Research Seminar at APSA
August 31, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA
June 27-28, 2016 in Portland, OR
June 17-18, 2016 in Austin, TX
Free Market Environmentalism
April 1-2, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV
State and Local Policy
March 12-13, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Financial Markets Regulation
January 5-6, 2016 in San Francisco, CA
FDA Pre-Market Approval and the Future of Innovation
November 19-20, 2015 in New Orleans, LA
Government Granted Privilege in American Capitalism
May 28-30, 2015 in Arlington, VA