Updates: Democracy

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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On June 1st and 2nd, the Tobin Project hosted a Conference on the History of American Democracy, convening eminent historians, political scientists, and law scholars to discuss the institutions, mechanisms, and social norms that have contributed to the foundation and evolution of American politics and democracy. By drawing from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and expertise, the Tobin Project seeks to broaden scholarly understanding of how democracy has worked over time and how it might flourish in the future.

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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 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 Tobin Project has selected the 2014-15 class for the Graduate Student Forums and Fellowships in National Security and Democracy and Markets. The GSF program provides graduate students doing policy-relevant research related to Tobin’s programs with funding and a group of like-minded students with whom to discuss and improve their work. Our pool of applicants this year was larger and stronger than ever, and we are excited to start working with the students this fall.

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Initiative leaders Bill Novak and Naomi Lamoreaux at the conference

On February 8th and 9th, the Tobin Project held our third conference in our initiative on Corporations & American Democracy. Participants shared the latest drafts of their chapters for an upcoming volume with scholars and policymakers.

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