Social Economy Policy Forecast 2013 January 5, 2014 | The social economy consists of the broad array of mechanisms or tools for the deployment of private resources for the public good. We identify policy issues related to the structure and operations of the social economy, with a particular eye to the issues facing charitable nonprofits and philanthropic foundations. View the report. Bernholz L, Reich RB. Social Economy Policy Forecast 2013. Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. 2013 September. Available from: http://issuu.com/stanfordpacs/docs/policy_forecast.