Research & Analysis

Weldon Cooper Center professionals are known for conducting top quality research, independently and under contract, on a range of topics in the public interest. Cooper Center expert researchers know how to ask the right questions, responsibly analyze data, and develop sound, practical conclusions for public and private organizations across Virginia.


  • Impact studies
  • Environmental economics
  • Tax Rates and VDOT surveys
  • Virginia AGI
  • Location Studies
  • Regulatory Analysis & Design
  • Student civic engagement
  • Leadership, professional & career development
  • Psychosocial well-being through academic internships.