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Triangle Research Data Centers

Triangle RDCS 122022

The Triangle RDCs are comprised of two locations. The RDCs are located at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The RDCs are jointly supported by Duke, UNC, and RTI International (RTI). The Duke RDC is operated by the Duke Social Science Research Institute (SSRI); the UNC RDC is operated by the UNC Carolina Population Center (CPC). Founded in 1999, the Duke RDC was the first RDC located in the southern United States.

Executive Directors

Daniel Yi Xu

Daniel Yi Xu, Ph.D., Co-Executive Director

Daniel Yi Xu is a Professor of Economics at Duke University and a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Xu’s research lies at the intersection of Productivity, International Trade, and Industrial Organization. His current research agenda is concentrated on using large-scale microdata to model and estimate a rich set of individual firm decisions, often dynamic, and to investigate how these decisions affect resource allocation, industry performance, and economic growth especially in developing and emerging economies.

Ted Mouw

Ted Mouw, Ph.D., Co-Executive Director 

Ted Mouw is a sociologist at the University of North Carolina who studies labor markets, immigration, and social networks.  He was an English major at Oberlin College and spent two years teaching English at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia.  He has a PhD in Sociology and an MA in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Contact Information


Bert Grider, Ph.D., Administrator

Triangle Research Data Center-Duke
Duke University
Social Science Research Institute
244 Gross Hall - SSRI
140 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708

Triangle Research Data Center-UNC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina Population Center
Carolina Square Building C
123 West Franklin Street – Suite 3021
Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Email Bert Grider

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 - December 20, 2022
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