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 | Boredom: a 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

Podcast | Entrepreneurship brings meaning and purpose to life
Ft. Drs. Clay Routledge and John Bitzan, Economics for Entrepreneurs

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


A Conversation with Arthur Brooks
Nov. 3  |  3-4 p.m.  |  Zoom 

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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.



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