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 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 | Gig workers provide lifeline during pandemic
By Ranjit Godavarthy, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

Op-Ed | Boredom: double-edged sword, for individuals and society
By Dr. Clay Routledge, Merion West

Article | Meaning and markets
By Drs. John Bitzan and Clay Routledge, The Bridge

Op-Ed | The U.S. has lots to lose and little to gain by banning TikTok and WeChat
By Dr. Jeremy Straub, The Conversation

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


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


Who Is Proud To Be An American?

New research by Challey Scholar Dr. Clay Routledge published by the Archbridge Institute and Challey Institute.



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