Challey Institute

We are dedicated to enhancing economic growth and opportunity.

Who We Are

We aim to advance understanding in the areas of innovation, trade and institutions to identify policies and solutions that enhance economic growth and opportunity.




Three Core Areas


Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Focus on What Gives Your Life Meaning

Are you trying to find the inner drive and inspiration to be become an entrepreneur? We surveyed over 1,200 American adults from diverse backgrounds all over the country, seeking to understand the factors that lead people to pursue their entrepreneurial goals.




Op-Ed | Free markets and meaning in life
By Drs. Clay Routledge and John Bitzan, Wall Street Journal

Article | Seeing tie dye everywhere? There's a scientific explanation for that
Ft. Dr. Clay Routledge, Oprah Magazine

Article | The surprising way nostalgia can help us cope with the pandemic
Ft. Dr. Clay Routledge, National Geographic

Audio | Jeremy Straub on intellectual property theft
Ft. Dr. Jeremy Straub, Prairie Public

Op-Ed | Existential health and human flourishing
By Drs. Clay Routledge and John Bitzan, Washington Examiner


New Challey Institute study shows the power of meaning

The Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth has published a new study on the effects of meaning on views toward capitalism, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial motivation.



Upcoming Events

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all in-person events have been canceled or postponed. 


WATCH | Wold Business Ethics virtual event
Dr. Christopher Coyne, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, discuss his work in a virtual Wold Business Ethics talk with Dean of Business, Scott Beaulier. 


Johan Norberg answers the question: Would the Swedish model work in the United States?



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