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Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance

Projects in this sub-program study households and individuals, specifically the role of “choice architecture” on their economic decision-making. Research topics include:risk-taking and insurance markets; time inconsistencies and the annuity paradox; cognitive biases; behavioral applications to policy; experimental testing of nudges or other regulatory interventions; behavioral welfare economics; obfuscated markets; consumer finance; probabilities and perceptions of extreme events; behavioral foundations and heterogeneous agents in macroeconomics; etc.

Finance Research Grants

The mission of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation is to provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. The FINRA Foundation envisions a society characterized by universal financial literacy.

Financial Services for the Poor Initiative

The Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action invites Expressions of Interest from teams of researchers and financial service providers to conduct rigorous research on financial product innovations for low-income households in developing countries.

Deadline: 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Frédéric Bastiat Fellowships

These fellowships are for law, master's, and PhD students interested in political economy. Fellows are required to attend colloquia at George Mason University several times during the fellowship year.

Deadline: 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Economics Program

The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023
Thursday, January 18, 2024
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