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.

Learn more about who we are here!



FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE
The DeVoe L. Moore Center had the opportunity to co-sponsor a Foundation for Economic Education conference at Florida State University on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The day consisted of lectures and activities all about the sharing economy and how it is revolutionizing the world.
To see pictures from the event, click here!


NEW POLICY BRIEFING SERIES "DMC PERSPECTIVE"

Read more about the DeVoe Moore Center's perspective on sport stadium subsidies by clicking the image below!
You can also view other issues of The DMC Perspective here!



DIEHL FAMILY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE COMPETITION

The Diehl Family Social Enterprise Competition, funded by the Ohio-based Diehl Family Foundation, has been an exciting opportunity for the DeVoe Moore Center to review over 120 proposals of potential social enterprises from around the world. After awarding $5,000 business plan development grants among 11 finalists, the selection committee chose four projects to receive seed funding of up to $50,000 each:

  • Coalfield Development Corporation is launching Reclaim Appalachia in West Virginia to provide vocational training for low-income young adults and sell handmade products from dilapidated buildings
  • Kouzin Dlo is establishing a network of entrepreneurs to educate households on water treatment, test water, and sell chlorine in Haiti.
  • Clinic Nepal is developing Meghauli Marketplace, giving the local farmers and entrepreneurs the visibility they need among the large village.
  • Bright Kids Uganda is implementing a comprehensive ecosystem of social enterprises to create sustainable economic development in their community

Watch the entire pitch video and keep track of their stories at www.socialenterprisecompetition.com!



2014 – 2015 ANNUAL RESEARCH COMPETITION WINNERS

Alexander Gordon - “Beyond Standardized Assessments: An Econometric Approach to Rethinking and Regulation of the Charter School Market” – Alexander is an Economics major at Florida State University.

Rodrigo Guerrero - “When Anti-Corruption Agencies Promote Corruption and Inefficiency: A Case Study of Peru’s Government Procurement Process” – Rodrigo is majoring in Economics, Pure Mathematics, and Music at Florida State University.



CALLING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN ECONOMICS INTERESTED IN RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
The DeVoe L. Moore Center is accepting research interest profiles for undergraduates. The DMC Matching Program brings together faculty or graduate students seeking help with research projects and undergraduate students seeking to gain knowledge and experience in research. The database of research profiles provides faculty and staff the ability to find and reach out to other researchers that match their skills and interests. Visit Bellamy 150 to fill out a profile and receive more information.