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
Social entrepreneurship business plan competition launched! The William and Helen Diehl Social Enterprise Competition is accepting proposals. The deadline for initial proposals is May 1st, and ten projects will be selected for $5,000 business plan development awards. These business plans will compete for up to $50,000 in first year funding that will be awarded in Fall 2014. Contact the Diehl Competition program manager, Ruth Krug, at, or find out more information by clicking here.

DeVoe Moore Center – OCC Symposium
“Housing Finance Issues of the 21st Century”

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 May 1st - 3rd, 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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