Updates: Government and Markets

2018 Antimonopoly meeting

On July 18th, the Tobin Project convened eleven historians, economists, and legal scholars for a meeting at the University of Michigan Law School on the role of the antimonopoly tradition in American democracy. Amid growing concern over the emergence of new monopolies and their implications for democracy, attendees considered potential avenues for research that could deepen public understanding of how antimonopoly law has shaped democratic outcomes throughout American history.

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The 2017 Update covers developments throughout our research areas in the past year, featuring the History of American Democracy conference, research on Reassessing Threat Assessment, a Prize on Inequality and Decision Making, and recent events as part of our Government and Markets initiative. Download it here or read it below.

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The Tobin Project seeks exceptional individuals to join our collaborative and entrepreneurial team. We are currently accepting applications to the following positions: Research Analyst, Economic Inequality Research Analyst, and Case Writer. Research Analysts work with leading social scientists and Tobin Project staff on a range of projects related to our four core initiatives to generate rigorous social science research aimed at solving important problems facing society.

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On November 15th and 16th, the Tobin Project held events in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. to share and discuss key takeaways from our edited volume Corporations and American Democracy, recently published with Harvard University Press.

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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 Update for 2015 is now available.

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The Cornell University Global Finance Initiative (GFI) and Meridian 180 are seeking applicants for an interdisciplinary graduate student forum on “The Changing Politics of Central Banking,” funded in part by the Tobin Project. The program will run from May 2015 through April 2016. Applications are due on Thursday, May 7, 2015. More information from GFI and Meridian 180 follows, and further information is available at the link below.

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

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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.

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The July-August issue of Harvard Magazine profiles the Tobin Project, featuring an in-depth look at both the “Inequality & Decision Making” and “Preventing Regulatory Capture” initiatives.

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