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The 2016 Tobin Project Update is now available. It overviews developments across our research areas from the last year, featuring progress in our Inequality and Decision Making initiative, research from the forthcoming volume Corporations and American Democracy, and new projects in our National Security and Institutions of Democracy initiatives. Download it here or read it below.

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The Tobin Project is now accepting applications for our 2017 Graduate Fellowship and Workshop and Prospectus Development Workshop from graduate students working on real-world problems related to the Tobin Project’s four core research areas: Economic Regulation

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On August 4th and 5th, the Tobin Project convened a Conference on Inequality and Decision Making, bringing together leading scholars from across the social and behavioral sciences to explore the effects of economic inequality on individual behavior and decision making. Across two days of in-depth discussion, participants examined the ways in which rising inequality might influence the perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors of Americans.

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On May 20th, the Tobin Project convened policymakers and scholars across a range of disciplines for a meeting in Washington, DC on “Reassessing Threat Assessment: Building a Better Framework for Evaluating Strategic Threats.” Participants explored where new academic scholarship on past threat assessments could help develop the tools we need to accurately and reliably assess threats we face today—whether from state actors, non-state actors, or broader trends in technology, economics, or the international political system.

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On August 4-5, 2016, scholars will gather at a Tobin Project conference at the Méridien Hotel in Cambridge, MA, to present innovative early-stage research exploring the effects of economic inequality on individual behavior and decision making.

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How can the United States craft a sustainable national security strategy in a world characterized by shifting threats, sharp resource constraints, and a changing balance of power? For the last three years, members of Tobin’s National Security initiative have worked to address this question. This work has already led to several widely-read articles in academic journals, and Tobin is excited to announce that an edited volume of the research will be published by Oxford University Press.

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The Tobin Project is now accepting additional applications for the 2016 Prospectus Development Workshop from doctoral students who are currently developing research questions and aiming to produce high-impact social science research related to the Tobin Project’s National Security research area

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The Tobin Project Update for 2015 is now available.

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Participants in the 2015 Graduate Student Fellowship and Workshop discuss their research.

The Tobin Project is now accepting applications for two programs: the Graduate Fellowship and Workshop and the Prospectus Development Workshop.

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The Tobin Project seeks exceptional individuals to join our collaborative and entrepreneurial team as Research Analysts. Research Analysts will work with leading scholars and Tobin Project leadership to conceptualize, generate, and strengthen new research aimed at solving important problems facing society. Projects will be related to our core initiatives on Government & Markets, Institutions of Democracy, Economic Inequality, and National Security.

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