March 2012: Duke University research effort employs Tobin Project model

A recent article in DukeTODAY reports on a Duke University research initiative on "Rethinking Regulation," led by Ed Balleisen (Duke University, History) and Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics, with support from the Tobin Project. The article highlights the power of the Tobin Project model for catalyzing research in the social sciences:

"The Tobin Project became the template for the Duke effort launched two years ago by Balleisen and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. The workshop regularly meets with people involved in the regulatory process on topics such as launching new regulatory agencies, reimagining strategies for injecting democratic participation into the regulatory process and tailoring appropriate regulatory responses to crises.

'Our discussions have benefited enormously from getting the perspectives of regulatory protagonists,' Balleisen said. 'At the same time, such interactions give us the chance to us get our own ideas out into the world and before the eyes and ears of decision-makers.'" 

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