The Political Economics Initiative is an interdisciplinary research program that focuses an economic lens on the questions, incentives, and choices that shape political decision-making in the United States and around the world. Scholars employ the latest in theoretical and empirical techniques to explore how economic decision-making is influenced by political factors. In doing so, they investigate a broad range of issues, including media and communications, social networks, ideology, identity, social norms, political institutions, and many others. By applying economic tools to questions surrounding the business of political systems, this Initiative sheds new light on politics and its impact on society.
RESEARCH GRANTS FOR UCHICAGO SCHOLARS
The Political Economics Initiative regularly initiates a call for proposals to the full Chicago Economics community for innovative research ideas. We are excited to support cutting-edge research on campus through seven grants to date.
Rafael Jimenez (Student Award)
Proposed Project Title: Haters Gonna Hate: The Micro Effects of Censoring Hate Speech in Social Media
Scott Behmer (Student Award)
Proposed Project Title: Willingness to Provide Biased News
Mateusz Stalinski (Student Award)
Proposed Project Title: Mitigating Affective Polarisation and ‘Echo Chambers’: Experimental Study of Mechanisms
Proposed Project Title: Fiscal Rules and Local Development in Colombia
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra
Proposed Project Title: Who Joins Armed Organizations? Moral Sentiments, Economic Incentives, and Social Norms
Daniel Kashner (Student Award)
Proposed Project Title: Disrupting Polarization
Shaoda Wang (Staff Award)
Proposed Project Title: The Selection and the Making of Civil Servants: Evidence from China’s College Graduate Civil Services Program