About the Rose Institute
The Rose Institute pursues complementary missions by providing research experiences for Claremont McKenna College students by conducting and publishing research primarily on California government and politics.
Using computer technology, students and faculty in the Rose Institute advance knowledge about politics, and help create services that make the political process more democratic. Through the development of large computerized databases and advanced geographic retrieval systems, students become involved in projects focusing on such topics as redistricting, fiscal analysis, California demographics, survey research, and legal and regulatory analysis. The Rose Institute also continues its collaboration with the Kosmont Companies to publish the annual Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey®. This survey, comprised of more than 400 county and city profiles across all 50 states, provides information highlighting the business advantages of each community.
For more than three decades, the Institute's research has helped shape policy in California and other states by:
- Providing state, county, municipal, and tribal governments, businesses, media outlets, and other organizations with in-depth studies on issues ranging from elections and demographics to budgets and regulations;
- Delivering sophisticated analysis to the broader public through conferences, academic publications, newsletters, and our blog, RoseReport.org;
- Maintaining one of the largest databases of economic data and survey research in the country, the most complete archive of voter-approved statewide ballot initiatives, and the California Political History Digital Library;
- Publishing reports and studies featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, CNN and many other national and regional publications; and
- Giving college students a hands-on opportunity to take on real-world policy problems under the guidance of leading experts in their respective fields.
For more information, visit www.rosereport.org