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Welcome to the Tobin Project
The Tobin Project acts as a catalyst for transformative research in the social sciences. Learn more here, or read our research questions below.

Preventing Regulatory Capture
Is capture truly as powerful as the informed consensus seems to suggest?
Read about “Cultural Capture” and learn more about our newest volume.

The Tobin Project Model
The Tobin Project uses a potent model for catalyzing transformative
research in the social sciences. Learn how we do it.

The Corporation & American Democracy
When and why did governments grant corporations rights? What did they ask in return? How have these relationships changed over time?

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Research Questions

Government & MarketsGOVERNMENT & MARKETS: What are the conditions that distinguish success from failure in the governance and regulation of the economy? »

Institutions of DemocracyINSTITUTIONS OF DEMOCRACY: What factors and institutions - of government, business, civil society, and beyond - are most central to the functioning of American democracy? »

Economic InequalityECONOMIC INEQUALITY: What are the consequences of the rise of income inequality in the U.S. - for the economy, society, and democracy? »

National SecurityNATIONAL SECURITY: How can the U.S. sustainably advance its national security interests given fiscal constraints and shifts in the global distribution of power? »

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