Institutions, Policy & Politics

    Institutions matter. Viewing economic outcomes as divorced from politics risks serious misunderstanding and virtually ensures regulatory failure. Political Economy is long overdue for a revival. Through funding original research and theory, we're helping create it.

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    Political Economy of Distribution

    Inequality and distribution—areas underserved by mainstream economics—sit at the heart of The Institute’s work. This program brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines to develop alternative approaches to the problem of inequality. Read more

    Breaking the Stranglehold of the Orthodoxy in Economics

    Introducing INET’s body of work on dysfunctions in research evaluation, Rob Johnson shows how breaking academic conformity is vital for the economics profession—and the economy itself. Read more