NEST employs advanced data creation and analytic techniques to provide theoretically-driven and evidence-based research that informs social and economic policy and practice on topics such as population change, economic inequality and poverty, mobility (social, economic and geographic), immigration and ethnic diversity, educational attainment, governance, urban affairs, and community development.

Although NEST focuses primarily on North America, including comparative work on Canada and the United States, we are also interested in relevant international comparisons.