About OSPC

The Open Source Policy Center (OSPC) is making policy analysis more transparent, trustworthy, and collaborative by supporting open source projects that build cutting-edge models.

Background

Policymakers increasingly rely on computer-driven models to predict the budgetary and broader economic impacts of current and proposed policies, especially those involving taxes and entitlements. Estimates from these models often determine a bill’s success or failure in the legislative process and public sphere.

Projects

The Open Source Policy Center’s first focus is supporting community-driven projects that analyze the budgetary and broader economic impact of taxes. These models are completely transparent and freely available to researchers across the country. OSPC also provides an easy-to-use online interface that allows students, policymakers, journalists, and informed citizens to interact with the models and learn for themselves about the effects of policies.