The Challey Institute Faculty Fellows program invites researchers from across disciplines to engage in research that advances our mission in one of its core areas: innovation and entrepreneurship; international trade, investment and immigration; and institutions and policy.
Fellows have knowledge and expertise in a wide array of subject areas. The work they are doing to support our mission is highlighted in one of the focus areas below.
Understanding the dynamics between public and private R&D investment in agriculture. Does public investment crowd out private investment or complement it?
Examining the impacts of policy related to the defense against cyberattacks on innovation, private enterprise, and growth.
Understanding the gig economy, opportunities, and impacts of policy/regulation.
Highlighting the activities of family foundations and identifying potential policies/policy changes and how those foundations and their activities would be impacted.
Coordinating a mini-conference that will examine policies/regulations associated with precision agriculture and their impacts.
Journalism innovation in the U.S. and China. What is the influence of policy on journalism innovation?
Understanding the role of higher education/industry partnerships in innovation. How effective are these partnerships in spurring innovation, and what features of such partnerships are important?
Understanding best practices for communities in encouraging entrepreneurial ecosystem development. How can we foster vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems that encourage entrepreneurship from a wide variety of people?
Examining historical immigration policies on the U.S.-Mexico border, and implications for future policy.
Exploring the relationships between immigration, innovation, and growth, and the ways they are shaped by institutions and policies.
Understanding less-skilled immigrants in the hospitality industry. What kinds of policies might help this group better adjust to their jobs and new environment?
Providing a graduate seminar introducing students to international digital trade, barriers to international digital trade, and the potential for international digital trade agreements.
Examining institutional and regulatory factors that complicate trade for small businesses.
Developing case studies and other course materials dealing with international trade and the complications associated with non-tariff barriers.
"Existential economics” – what role does meaning in life play in innovation, entrepreneurship, economic mobility, and value placed on liberty and free markets.
Examining the need for increased adaptability of the workforce for the future.
Examining institutional constraints on river water management.
Examining digital content regulations and how political considerations affect regulatory burdens.
Examining land use regulations’ impacts on housing, and comparing U.S. and China housing markets and the role of markets.
Examining the impacts of changes in tax law on FDI and domestic investment.