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Impact of Consumer Holiday Spending

How will the economy affect holiday spending? Director of the Surveys of Consumers, Joanne Hsu, weighs in on the effects of inflation and supply chain issues for the holiday shopping season. Read the latest from the Surveys of Consumers.

Our Centers

ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.

Faculty Profiles

ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.

  • Julie Ober Allen

    Adjunct Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
    Julie Ober Allen's research seeks to better understand and address the complex interactions between contextual, psychosocial, biological, and behavioral … more
  • Walter Dempsey

    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Research Assistant Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
    Walter Dempsey is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Assistant Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research. His research … more