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, institutions and human potential to identify policies and solutions for the betterment of society.

Annual Report

Check out the Challey Institute's annual report to learn more about our mission at NDSU.

We're hiring a Media Relations Specialist to join our interdisciplinary institute.

Advance awareness of new and existing research by creating engaging and understandable content and placing it in high profile media outlets. View the complete job description and apply here.


Upcoming Events

Distinguished Speakers

February 28 | Tami Reller

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February 2 | John Bitzan

February 16 | Ben Klutsey

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Dr. Sam Peltzman discusses the unintended consequences of regulation, including a famous insight from his work on automobile safety regulation. 


We Need a Common Understanding of What 'Capitalism' Means

By Dr. John Bitzan and Dr. Clay Routledge

When skeptics and advocates talk about capitalism, are we really speaking the same language when we use the word? 



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