Bureau of Business Research

The BBR provides communities and policymakers with evidence-based socio-economic research for a stronger and more resilient Texas.

New from BBR 

Find out more about the Bureau’s research study on the impact of Biomedical and Life Science innovations at Dell Medical School.


Since its founding in 1926, the BBR has developed a reputation for nonpartisan analysis of economic trends through publications, independent reports, and sponsored research. Especially now, BBR’s mission is to serve Texas and its communities with ground-breaking research, critical analysis, and actionable findings towards economic recovery and broad-based growth.

Research Priorities


Texas State and Local Government/Organizations

  • Office of the Texas Governor
  • General Land Office
  • Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce
  • Texas African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Travis County


  • National Science Foundation

UT Austin

  • Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
  • Construction Industry Institute Office of Technology Commercialization
  • Global Innovation Lab (Texas Global)
  • Austin Technology Incubator
  • Office of the Provost
  • Transportation Research Center

Recent Sponsored Research Projects


BBR Research on Minority-Owned Firms, Small Cities in Texas

BBR and IDVSA release new study on commercial child sexual exploitation

BBR Wins NSF Award for Labor Trafficking and Exploitation Study

IC² Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University Through Research

Contact Bruce Kellison, BBR Director, for more information about the Bureau and its research.


Bruce Kellison | Director | bkellison@ic2.utexas.edu | 512-475-7813

Jim Jarrett | Senior Research Scientist | jj@ic2.utexas.edu | 512-471-6990

Matt Kammer-Kerwick | Senior Research Scientist | mattkk@ic2.utexas.edu | 512-475-8919

Kara Takasaki | Post-Doctoral Researcher | kara.takasaki@utexas.edu

Adriann Oommen | Research Associate | adriann.oommen@austin.utexas.edu