Our data and science driven results will help inform how policy is developed and implemented in Texas.

We provide scientific, independent, timely evaluations of current social and economic programs and new program initiatives in the state of Texas.


Our research projects are developed in close collaboration with Texas state and local government agencies.

We provide research, knowledge and evidence that assist Texas government agencies in addressing social and economic problems efficiently.

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These long-term partnerships will improve Texas state and local governments’ capacity to utilize data, scientific evidence and technology in policymaking and resource allocation.


The Texas Policy Lab draws on the expertise of Rice University faculty and its own professional research staff.

We're Expanding

Texas Policy Lab is looking for team members who share our vision of evidence-based policy.

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