The Tobin Project’s work is driven by an exceptional community of scholars, whose expertise, diversity of perspectives, and willingness to collaborate enrich every research initiative. The Tobin scholar community includes over 350 university professors, graduate students, and researchers from 17 academic disciplines and more than 80 institutions. This extraordinary diversity lends the breadth of perspective and depth of knowledge that make Tobin’s research initiatives both dynamic and high-caliber.
Tobin Project scholars help to advance its research initiatives by offering deep and diverse insight at meetings, consulting with Tobin leadership and staff on research and programming ideas, contributing written work for discussions and book projects, and maintaining ongoing relationships with one another and with the policymaker community. Continual interaction with Tobin’s policymaker network – at large academic conferences and small group meetings – allows a back-and-forth in which scholars offer expertise on policy issues and receive practitioners’ perspectives on the questions that motivate their research.
Researchers do not work in-house at the Tobin Project, but rather participate in Tobin Project initiatives from their home universities and by traveling to meetings and conferences. While some scholars focus within one of the Tobin Project’s research areas, many contribute to multiple initiatives, helping to expand and draw important connections between research inquiries.