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The Penn State RDC is a vital resource for research in the fields of economics, demography, statistics, sociology, and health services. It is a unit of the Social Science Research Institute, and jointly supported by the National Science Foundation, College of Liberal Arts, College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Health and Human Development, Eberly College of Science, Penn State Libraries, Population Research Institute, Social Science Research Institute, and Office of the Vice President for Research.

Executive Director

Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts, Ph.D.

Mark Roberts is a Professor of Economics at The Pennsylvania State University and Research Associate of the NBER.

Contact Information


Emily Greenman, Ph.D., Administrator

Pennsylvania State University Research Data Center
206 E. Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802


Email: Emily Greenman

Partner Institutions

The operation of each Federal Statistical Research Data Center (RDC) is supported by both the Census Bureau and RDC partner institutions. Some RDC partner institutions form consortiums to share the operational costs of the RDC and may waive user fees for their affiliates. Several RDCs have built branch locations to reduce the cost of researchers commuting to the core location while still maintaining the identical stringent information technology and physical security requirements.

Page Last Revised - November 15, 2023
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