University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy, in the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, supports and disseminates economic policy research, with a particular focus on the Wisconsin economy and state-level economic policy issues.

A main goal is to better understand the economic outcomes and the impacts of policies at the state-level, and make economic research accessible to policymakers, businesses, and community groups in Wisconsin and around the nation. The Center will be a crucial link tying UW-Madison to the broader policy and business community.

CROWE will play a unique role in the state and nationally, providing objective economic research to support economic development and policy evaluation for important state-level issues. While CROWE will focus on Wisconsin, our research will draw on lessons from other states. CROWE will fill a need in raising the level of policy discussion, developing new ideas and initiatives for economic policy.

As part of CROWE’s effort to support research and engage community groups, the Center will also host regular conferences and workshops on economic policy issues, including both academic researchers and the broader policy community.


Additional Information


Read CROWE's most recent research report, "Business Formation in Wisconsin During and After the Great Recession" using the link below.

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CROWE Kickoff Materials

Presentation slides from "Wisconsin and the National Economy" are available under the "Research and Reports" tab.