Here is a sampling of the analysis our team has conducted.

New research: Poverty alleviation

The earned income tax credit (EITC) is the largest antipoverty program in the United States for working people. In this cost-benefit analysis, Rob Moore and Tong Zhou project the economic, distributional, and human development impacts of proposals to bolster Ohio’s state EITC.


Earned INcome tax credit refundability

August 2019

evidence-based policymaking

Ohio has less think tanks and R1 research institutions per capita than any of its neighboring states. In this study, Moore examines this policy analysis infrastructure and the prevalence of cost-benefit analysis and other cost-focused studies in the state from 2012 to 2018.


Cost-Benefit Analysis in Ohio

April 2019

autonomous vehicles

Automobiles exact external costs in the form of congestion, crashes, emissions, and infrastructure degradation. In this analysis, Moore demonstrates how automation is opening the door for states to control these costs through vehicle miles traveled fees.


beyond the gas tax

March 2019

Statewide economic performance

In 2008 and 2009, the United States experienced the worst economic downturn in a century. In this economic analysis, Moore measures Ohio’s recovery from this downturn using diverse indicators such as personal consumption, inequality, and housework.


Ohio’s Economy: 2009-2016

November 2018


Child care markets are riddled with problems of information and spillovers and considerations of equity. In this problem analysis, Moore lays out these problems and potential options for improvement of the system.


assessing Ohio’s Child care system

June 2018


The City of Columbus, Ohio is currently spending half the estimated cost of maintaining its road system. In this study, Moore analyzes alternative financing schemes for maintaining Columbus’s roads.


Financing Road Maintenance in Columbus, Ohio

December 2016


Ohio has some of the highest rates of hunger in the country. In this policy analysis, Moore investigates the most cost-effective ways the state can reduce food insecurity.