Challey Institute

We are dedicated to enhancing economic opportunity and human flourishing.

Who We Are

We aim to advance understanding in the areas of innovation, trade and institutions to identify policies and solutions for the betterment of society.




Three Core Areas


College Kids Don't Understand Socialism—or Capitalism. Our Research Proves It

There is growing skepticism about capitalism in the U.S., especially among young people. We conducted a survey to understand: What do college students really think about capitalism and socialism, and how is higher education shaping their views?




Op-Ed | Warren's Ransomware Bill Victimizes Targets to Collect Data
By Drs. Zahid Anwar and Jeremy Straub, The Hill

Op-Ed | We Need Extreme Measures to Recover Afghans' Personal Data
By Drs. Zahid Anwar and Jeremy Straub, The Hill

Article | Bring the Outdoors into Your Hybrid Work Routine
By Dr. Clay Routledge, Harvard Business Review

Letter | Biden Vaccination Mandate May Pit Employers Against State Laws
By Dr. Jeremy Straub, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

Op-Ed | It Is Easy To Complain About Higher Ed. At NDSU We Are Working On Solutions.
By Drs. John Bitzan and Clay Routledge, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead


Upcoming Events

Nov. 9 Tyler VanderWeele
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Louise S. Barry Auditorium

Recent Events

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


2021 American College Student Freedom, Progress and Flourishing Survey

The Challey Institute has released its first annual survey of student attitudes.



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