Tobin Project Coordinates 'Transformative Research' by Scholars and Policy Makers

The organization, building on a Nobel laureate's vision, convenes interdisciplinary thinkers to attack key societal problems

Evgenia Eliseeva

David A. Moss, the Tobin Project's founder and president, says a key part of its success is to bring together scholars and policy makers at regular intervals to talk broadly. Then the scholars continue to work on the problem back on their campuses.
March 01, 2013

When David A. Moss was a graduate student at Yale University, in the 1980s, he struck up a friendship with one of his economics professors, James Tobin. The Nobel laureate would talk to Mr. Moss about the trap that so many social scientists fall…

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