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Comprised of two secure research labs located in the research Triangle region of North Carolina, researchers may use either of the labs on the RTI* and Duke campuses for their approved projects. The TRDC is jointly supported and operated by the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University, in cooperation with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and RTI International (RTI). Founded in 1999; it was the first RDC located in the southern United States.

*The research lab at RTI is temporarily closed.

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Executive Directors

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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.

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Contact Information

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Bert Grider, Ph.D., Administrator

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

919-660-6893

Email Bert Grider

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Partner Institutions

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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.

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