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The Tobin Project seeks applications from doctoral students and law students undertaking work related to its initiatives in National Security.

The deadline for applications is February 17, 2014.

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The Fall 2013 Tobin Project Update covers this year’s developments in all of Tobin's research areas, including new experimental work on economic inequality, two historical inquiries on what makes for a healthy American democracy, and the release of the Tobin Project’s latest edited volume, “Preventing Regulatory Capture: Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It.” The update is available below.

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The Tobin Project seeks applications from doctoral students and law students undertaking work related to its initiatives in Democracy & Markets.

The deadline for applications is February 17, 2014.

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Reminder! Applications for the Research Analyst position at the Tobin Project are due on January 9th. More information can be found here. Direct questions or applications to opportunities@tobinproject.org

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In this 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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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