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In this recently released Harvard Business School working paper, David Moss, Anant Thaker, and Howard Rudnick review the literature and find no academic consensus on the consequences of inequality. They suggest that research focusing on the mechanisms through which inequality may impact individual decision making could help to further understanding on this important question.
In May and June Jeremi Suri and Benjamin Valentino led research workshops on sustainable national security strategy in Austin, TX, Hanover, NH, and Cambridge, MA. At the workshops authors intensively discussed revised versions of selected papers from Tobin’s December 2012 national security conference. Authors will use the feedback to help revise their papers in preparation for publication in an edited Tobin Project volume.
Tobin Project founder David Moss is interviewed in the June 2013 issue of the Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin. He discusses the "big questions" the Tobin Project takes on. Read more here.
On June 4, 2013, the Tobin Project hosted a reception to celebrate the organization's 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions. Held in Boston, the evening featured a talk from Tobin Project scholar and MIT Professor Stephen Van Evera on “Terrorism: What We Don’t Know and What We Need to Learn,” as well as remarks from founder David \Moss.
On May 21 and 22, the scholars contributing to the forthcoming Tobin Project volume on The Corporation and American Democracy met in Cambridge to share their research findings and workshop drafts.
Chapters from Preventing Regulatory Capture: Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) were cited in a new report, "Dangerous Liaisons: Revolving Door at SEC Creates Risk of Regulatory Capture" by the Project on Government Oversight.
The Tobin Project seeks applications from doctoral students and law students undertaking work related to its initiatives in Democracy & Markets and National Security.
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013.
In December, the Tobin Project convened an interdisciplinary group of over 30 top scholars, along with key policymakers, to explore how how the U.S. can sustainably pursue its national security interests when faced with a decade of costly foreign wars, a devastating global financial crisis, mounting public debt, and profound realignments in international political and economic power.
Core questions included: