Bureau of Business Research

Economic Tools and Data for Researching Texas Business

The Bureau’s mission is to provide Texas businesspeople and policymakers with applied economic research and data to strengthen the state’s business environment.


BBR conducts survey of Texas housing needs after Hurricane Harvey

BBR partners with Texas General Land Office to study unmet housing needs in 49 impacted counties. Read more

New BBR report: Applications of operations research and data analytics to end modern slavery

Report from NSF workshops on disrupting illicit networks. Read more

Since its founding in 1926, the BBR has developed a reputation for nonpartisan analysis of economic trends through publications, independent reports, and sponsored research. Since 2005, the BBR has been a research unit of the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.

Our experienced and dedicated staff is ready to answer your questions regarding our research projects or provide you with information on Texas economic conditions. Just send an email to Dr. J. Bruce Kellison, or call 512-475-7813.

Dr. J. Bruce Kellison, Director