The great problems of the world do not neatly fit into bins. Our research approach is
inter-disciplinary, harnessing economics, law, public administration, engineering, statistics
and science. We create new data and knowledge. We apply high standards of
evidence and logic to find resonant explanations and authentic solutions.
The best ideas emerge from good faith debate between diverse points of view. We intensively collaborate, and build community.
Quantitative and institutional analysis of impediments to government contracting in India.
Households & Finance
Studying the financial choices made by households to smooth consumption and improve their well-being.
The Land Market
The causes and consequences of an efficient land market.
Inter-disciplinary thinking on climate mitigation and adaptation.
Rethinking the relationships between states, citizens and corporations in a world intermediated by high technology.
Quantitative and institutional analysis of the working of the judicial branch.
Firms & Finance
The links between finance and the emergence of high productivity firms.
The causes and consequences of good health in the people.
Statistics & Computer Science
Working on the frontiers of the creating and analysing alternative data, and the statistical analysis of big data
Other fields in which research is taking place
We actively seek out the important questions of the age. We are professional skeptics on data quality. We engage in improving measurement. We value ethnographic methods, talking to practitioners, mastering miniscule details of the institutional landscape, building systems for sustained data gathering in order to understand the passions of all actors. We bring sound methods to our diagnosis and derive insights into the workings of the world. We work on a sustained basis, over long horizons, to develop wisdom in a field. We apply creativity when designing solutions for the problems faced by decision makers, whether in government and in private firms. We participate in public debates and knowledge sharing. We build collaborations in strategic thinking and practical solutions.