New York and Waterloo, Canada, December 20, 2013 – The Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Centre for International Governance Innovation awarded $2.1 million in research grants to fund 23 different projects as part of the organizations’ 2013 joint research grant program.

All of the projects selected are aimed at finding solutions for the world’s most pressing economic problems. To date, the organizations have awarded more than $22 million in grants since the program’s initial round in 2010.

“Each of these grants was carefully targeted to tackle a pressing economic issue,” Institute President Rob Johnson said. “Their focus on core themes such as behavior and the economy, financial stability, the dynamics of inequality, and the economics of innovation, ensure that they will challenge traditional economic assumptions and will force researchers to consider different possibilities. Ultimately, these researchers and the other grantees in our joint program with CIGI will help us create the better maps we desperately need to navigate through the economic challenges of the 21st century.”

“Issues related to climate change, inequality and the continuing effects of the most recent financial crisis, underscore the importance of equipping economists with the right tools to design solutions to the world’s most pressing problems,” said CIGI President Rohinton P. Medhora. “The Research Grant Program is one of the many ways CIGI and the Institute are supporting economists for the next generation of issues scholars and practitioners will face.”

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