2017 Tobin Project Update Available

The 2017 Update covers developments throughout our research areas in the past year, featuring the History of American Democracy conference, research on Reassessing Threat Assessment, a Prize on Inequality and Decision Making, and recent events as part of our Government and Markets initiative.

Announcing the 2018 Tobin Project Prize for Inequality and Decision Making

The Tobin Project is currently seeking submissions to its 2018 Prize on Inequality and Decision Making. The $20,000 Prize will be awarded to a junior scholar (or scholars) for insightful and novel research on the topic of inequality and decision making.

The Tobin Project Holds Panel Discussions on Corporations and American Democracy

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.

Tobin Hosts Workshop on Reassessing Threat Assessment in the Early Nuclear Era

On October 20th and 21st, the Tobin Project’s National Security initiative held a workshop on Reassessing Threat Assessment from the early nuclear era. Tobin’s work on Reassessing Threat Assessment seeks to build understanding of the practices and processes that yield accurate and reliable assessments of national security risks.

Tobin Project Holds Conference on the History of American Democracy

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.

2016 Tobin Project Update Available

The 2016 Tobin Project Update is now available. It features new projects in our National Security and Institutions of Democracy initiatives, highlights from Corporations and American Democracy, and more.

The Tobin Project is now accepting applications for our 2017 graduate student programs

The Tobin Project is now accepting applications for our 2017 Graduate Fellowship and Workshop and Prospectus Development Workshop from graduate students working on real-world problems related to the Tobin Project’s core research areas.

Tobin Project Holds Conference on Inequality and Decision Making

On August 4th and 5th, the Tobin Project convened a Conference on Inequality and Decision Making. Participants examined the ways in which rising economic inequality might influence the perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors of Americans.

Tobin Project Holds a Meeting on Reassessing Threat Assessment

On May 20th, the Tobin Project convened policymakers and scholars across a range of disciplines for a meeting in Washington, DC on “Reassessing Threat Assessment: Building a Better Framework for Evaluating Strategic Threats.” Participants explored where new academic scholarship on past threat assessments could help develop the tools we need to accurately and reliably assess threats we face today.

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