The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

How does liberty flourish in some states but fall to authoritarianism and anarchy in others?

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

Predicting and Preventing Gun Violence: An Experimental Evaluation of READI Chicago

What was the impact of the community-researcher partnership, Rapid Employment and Development Initiative (READI) Chicago?

Why We Fight

Why do gangs, nations, and other groups go to war, and what can peacemakers do to stop it?

Building Resilient Health Systems: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone and the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

How can we make health systems more resilient to emergent crises?


Are states led by women less prone to conflict than states led by men?

Game Theory and the First World War

Why must we continue to deepen our understanding of the decisions leading to World War I?

Postwar Reconstruction Assistance and Local Governments in Ukraine

In the recent CEPR ebook, Supporting Ukraine: more critical than ever, Pearson Professor Roger Myerson argues a significant share of foreign reconstruction assistance should be allocated to local governments.

Latin American Policy Forum 2018

Institute Director James Robinson moderates a discussion with Carlos Mesa, former President of Bolivia, as part of the University of Chicago Latin American Policy Forum 2018, cosponsored by The Pearson Institute.