A joint project of the Brookings Institute and American Enterprise Institute, Vital Statistics’ purpose is to collect useful data on our first branch of government – in the election and composition of its membership as well as its formal procedure, such as the use of the filibuster, informal norms, party structure and staff. This dataset also documents the increasing polarization of Congress and the demographics of those who serve in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
A private, non-profit, independent research organization dedicated to informed public policy making and the effective use of public resources for the improvement of government in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Policy research is made available for free on the BGR website.
Seeks to offer greater transparency by systematically collecting and presenting information on the sometimes obscure satellite entities of New Orleans government. Spearheaded by Tulane professors Aaron Schneider (Political Science) and David Marcello (Law).
Funding support was provided by the Provost Office of Tulane University, the Murphy Institute of Political Economy, the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, and the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching.