The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.


William McAllister

Associate Research Scholar in the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovation Theory and Empirics; Adjunct Professor of Sociology



William McAllister, Columbia University, is Director of the Mellon Interdisciplinary Gradate Fellows Program and a Senior Research Fellow at INCITE. McAllister’s recent research uses methods of trajectory analysis to study the lives of homeless people and the effects of policies and programs on their lives. He is also analyzing the relationship between experimentally designed research and policymaking and program design and carrying out a long-term study on transformations in the recruitment structure of the U.S. state. His research has appeared in the American Behavioral Scientist, American Journal of Public Health, Social Services Review, among other journals, and has been funded by NSF and NIH, among other government agencies, and by Langeloth and JP Morgan Chase among other foundations and nonprofits.


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