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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. Download it here or read it below.

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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 deadline for submissions is March 5th, 2018. More information about the prize and the application process can be found here.

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The Tobin Project is now accepting applications for our 2018 Graduate Student Fellowship and Workshops from doctoral and professional students conducting research on real-world problems related to our National Security and Institutions of Democracy initiatives.

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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 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 facing the United States.

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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 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 four core research areas: Economic Regulation

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On August 4th and 5th, the Tobin Project convened a Conference on Inequality and Decision Making, bringing together leading scholars from across the social and behavioral sciences to explore the effects of economic inequality on individual behavior and decision making. Across two days of in-depth discussion, participants examined the ways in which rising inequality might influence the perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors of Americans.

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