About Us: Collecting Information, Conducting Research, Informing Policy
Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs since 1968. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.
Today, Mathematica’s capabilities and reach have grown to respond to new public policy challenges and information needs. Our 800+ employees are national leaders in thorough and innovative program evaluation, objective policy research and interpretation, sophisticated survey design and data collection, and comprehensive performance measurement and data management. Mathematica works across the country and around the globe, serving federal agencies, state and local governments, foundations, universities, professional associations, and businesses. Our studies and analysis have yielded information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Click here to request a copy of the 40th anniversary report.
Objective, evidence-based standards. Over the past four decades, we’ve earned a solid reputation for rigor, excellence, and objectivity. We achieved this reputation through a thorough, comprehensive system of in-house and independent peer reviews of all our products. This quality assurance process is unique to Mathematica and is the foundation for everything we do.
Superior data. At Mathematica, we understand that good research begins with good data. We also understand the benefits of integrating quantitative and qualitative data and bring our rigorous methods to the collection and analysis of both. Our experts provide clients with reliable, accurate information and deliverables of the highest quality.
Collaboration. Our collaborative style gives us the ability to integrate innovative research methods with cutting-edge data services. This creative, interdisciplinary, and cross-cutting approach keeps projects on track and aligned with clients’ needs and expectations, providing flexibility to address unforeseen challenges as they unfold.
Mathematica is headquartered in Princeton, NJ, and also has offices in Ann Arbor, MI, Cambridge, MA , Chicago, IL, Oakland, CA, and Washington, DC. Mathematica and its research affiliate, the Center for Studying Health System Change, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Mathematica, Inc.