We need a better understanding of how states and institutional practices impact economies. At the Institute, we encourage research in this area from a variety of viewpoints and disciplines, leading the search for better theory and real world evidence about the impact of governance on the economy.

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    Italy’s Crisis Is the Left’s Crisis

    When politics is defined in terms of “populism” vs. “the mainstream,” the possibility for real economic reform is diminished. Read more

    States and Markets

    The States and Markets Working group reconsiders the relationship between states and markets, the idea that State ‘intervenes’ in the economy, considering both ‘the state’ and ‘the economy’ as two separate spheres, and rethinks categories such as ‘public’ and ‘private’.  Read more