Brandeis, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, The Institute for Economic and Racial Equity

The Institute for Economic and Racial Equity is a research institute that advances economic opportunity and equity for individuals and families, particularly households of color and those kept out of the economic mainstream.

Working at the intersections of academia, policy, and practice, IERE partners with diverse communities to transform structures, policies, and narratives. Grounded in a social justice tradition, our research informs strategic action for racial and economic justice to achieve an inclusive, equitable society.

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Modernizing the Consumer Price Index and Tracking Inflation

NASEM panel, including IERE Director Lisa Lynch, recommends modernizing the Consumer Price Index.

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Lisa Lynch

Lisa Lynch Named Director of the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity

Please join us in welcoming Professor Lynch as the new Director of the Institute on Economic and Racial Equity!

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IERE Director Maria Madison Appointed Interim Dean of the Heller School

IERE Director Maria Madison will be bringing her expertise and strong commitment to economic and racial equity as the Interim Dean beginning this summer.

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Children’s Savings Accounts: A Core Part of the Equity Agenda

By Rebecca M. Loya

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