The 2014 Tobin Project Update has been published – read it below, or see all of our Updates here. The Update covers the year’s developments in all of Tobin's research areas, featuring our Corporation and American Democracy initiative, new research on the physiological and psychological consequences of economic inequality, events with scholars and policymakers on Preventing Regulatory Capture and Sustainable Security, and more.
The Tobin Project is looking for outstanding professionals and recent graduates for a full-time Research Analyst position. The Research Analyst will work with the Director of Research, the Tobin research team, and leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to conceptualize, generate, and strengthen new research toward solving important problems facing society.
The Tobin Project will be accepting applications on a rolling basis through January 12, 2015.
In July, the Tobin Project continued sharing the findings of Preventing Regulatory Capture: Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It with a panel at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.
The last two months have brought several new staff members to the Tobin Project. In April, London Hammar, a recent graduate of Columbia University, joined us as an Operations and Program Assistant. Then, in early June, Ron Watson joined us as a Program Manager focused on the Tobin Project’s growth strategy, after receiving his PhD in Political Science from Washington University. And, just this week, Will Wittels came on as a Research Analyst after receiving a PhD in Political Science from Duke University.
The Tobin Project has selected the 2014-15 class for the Graduate Student Forums and Fellowships in National Security and Democracy and Markets. The GSF program provides graduate students doing policy-relevant research related to Tobin’s programs with funding and a group of like-minded students with whom to discuss and improve their work. Our pool of applicants this year was larger and stronger than ever, and we are excited to start working with the students this fall.
On February 8th and 9th, the Tobin Project held our third conference in our initiative on The Corporation & American Democracy. Participants shared the latest drafts of their chapters for an upcoming volume with scholars and policymakers.