Learn more about Mathematica's history and culture, our subsidiary EDI Global, our commitment to diversity and inclusion, honors received, and the philanthropy of our staff. 

For more than 50 years, Mathematica has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs to improve public well-being. Considered an architect of social policy research, the organization conducted the nation's first major social research experiment, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.

Our Mission

To improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the provision of information collection and analysis to our clients.

Our Vision

Mathematica is shaping an equitable and just world where evidence drives decisions for global impact. 

Collaboration, collegiality, and accountability distinguished by a commitment to providing objective evidence, high quality data, and strategic dissemination—that’s the Mathematica approach.

Mathematica acquired the globally acclaimed data research organization, EDI Group, in October 2018. The merger, first announced in July 2018, will allow both organizations to deliver on their shared mission of advancing data-driven decision making and improving public well-being.

One of Mathematica’s core values is a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. Building a welcoming and supportive culture that draws on the individual strengths of our employees from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and experiences is key to our success.

Mathematica staff are widely recognized as experts and contributors to high quality research and innovative methods. Working across a range of disciplines, they are the recipients of a number of prestigious awards and honors.

Mathematica is an employee-owned company, so our staff play a direct part in the company’s success and direction. This approach also guides our take on volunteer work and corporate giving.