Social Impact Research
The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation supports groundbreaking social impact research from some of the world’s leading academic minds.
We catalyze empirical research that seeks to help stakeholders working to address social issues, both by examining the practices of social sector organizations and evaluating innovative social programs.
We also support theoretical research that investigates the frameworks under which organizations operate and their role in society. Then we share research findings with practitioners and leaders in the for-profit, nonprofit, and public sectors in hopes of making their work more impactful.
Facilitating cutting-edge research partnerships is a cornerstone of our efforts, pairing top minds in economics, operations, marketing, finance, accounting, and behavioral science with a broad network of alumni and sector leaders to generate important insights. Read more about how we define social impact research.
This annual event brings together faculty from across disciplines to explore the broad range of organizations addressing social issues.Economics of Social Sector Organizations Conference
The Rustandy Center research professionals participate in Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers (PREDOC), a bridge to doctoral programs in the quantitative sciences.Research Professionals
Rustandy Center research partnership aims to develop supply chain, deliver health supplies in Democratic Republic of Congo.Research to Practice: Booth Professor, Alumna Team up to Fight Malaria
Rustandy Center-supported research shows viability of virtual coaching for entrepreneurs.Social Impact Around the Globe: Alumni Work With Rwandan Entrepreneurs