College of Social Sciences

Welcome to the DeVoe L. Moore Center

The DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University is an interdisciplinary unit in the College of Social Sciences that is dedicated to increasing knowledge and public understanding about the role of government in a market economy. The Center emphasizes the study of how government rules, regulations, and programs affect the economy and individuals. Bringing the insights of economics, political science, and public administration to the study of state and local regulations is a major focus of the Center's efforts.

William and Helen Diehl Social Enterprise Competition - Deadline Extended to May 31st!
The deadline for initial proposals for the the William and Helen Diehl Social Enterprise Competition has been extended to May 31st! Ten projects will be selected for $5,000 business plan development awards. As many as four final projects will be selected from this group of ten and receive seed money up to $50,000 for their first year of operations. Individuals or organizations, new or established, domestic or international, are all eligible to apply. Contact the Project Manager, Joanna Douglas, at or (850) 644-7649, read the full press release here, or click here to find out how to apply.

DeVoe Moore Center – OCC Symposium
“Current Issues in Housing Finance”

The DeVoe Moore Center at Florida State University and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are jointly sponsoring a symposium on issues in housing finance. The symposium will be held on Florida State University’s campus in Tallahassee on April 24th - 26th, 2014. We are soliciting papers on current issues in housing finance, broadly defined. Click here to find out more.

Call for undergraduate research proposals!
Winners receive $2,500 stipend plus travel, registration and lodging expenses to attend the Association of Private Enterpriese Education annual conference in Las Vegas in 2014. Click here for more details.

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