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On August 4-5, 2016, scholars will gather at a Tobin Project conference at the Méridien Hotel in Cambridge, MA, to present innovative early-stage research exploring the effects of economic inequality on individual behavior and decision making.

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How can the United States craft a sustainable national security strategy in a world characterized by shifting threats, sharp resource constraints, and a changing balance of power? For the last three years, members of Tobin’s National Security initiative have worked to address this question. This work has already led to several widely-read articles in academic journals, and Tobin is excited to announce that an edited volume of the research will be published by Oxford University Press.

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The Tobin Project is now accepting additional applications for the 2016 Prospectus Development Workshop from doctoral students who are currently developing research questions and aiming to produce high-impact social science research related to the Tobin Project’s National Security research area

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The Tobin Project Update for 2015 is now available.

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Participants in the 2015 Graduate Student Fellowship and Workshop discuss their research.

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

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The Tobin Project seeks exceptional individuals to join our collaborative and entrepreneurial team as Research Analysts. Research Analysts will work with leading scholars and Tobin Project leadership to conceptualize, generate, and strengthen new research aimed at solving important problems facing society. Projects will be related to our core initiatives on Government & Markets, Institutions of Democracy, Economic Inequality, and National Security.

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The Tobin Project seeks an exceptional individual to join our collaborative and entrepreneurial team as a Research Analyst focusing on our Inequality and Decision Making Initiative. The Research Analyst will work with leading behavioral social scientists and Tobin Project leadership to conceptualize, generate, and strengthen new research on the effects of economic inequality on individual behavior and decision making.

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On May 29-31, the Tobin Project held its inaugural Prospectus Development Workshop. Seven graduate students embarking on innovative research in the social sciences joined Tobin staff and alumni of Tobin’s Graduate Student Forum for a weekend of discussion and critique of the participants’ dissertation prospectuses.

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The Tobin Project seeks outstanding applicants eager to join our team and work toward our mission of catalyzing cutting-edge social science research on the nation’s most important unanswered questions. We are looking for professionals or recent graduates with exceptional creative thinking, project management, and writing skills for a variety of full-time roles, and we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.

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The Tobin Project has selected its 2015-16 Graduate Student Fellows and the participants for the first Prospectus Development Workshop. We welcomed the GSF participants to the Tobin Project with a reception in early May, and we look forward to meeting the Prospectus Development Workshop participants when the weekend-long event convenes later this month.

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