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.

Upcoming Events

Distinguished Speakers

April 11 | Charlie Bobrinskoy | Financial Markets Day

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April 19 | Kimberly Clausing | Putting Progress Over Protectionism in Economic Policy

May 3 | Sandro Steinbach | Geoeconomic Fragmentation: Challenges and Opportunitites for the American Heartland

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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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