Leading Political Economy Research

Research at the Lowe Institute

At the Lowe Institute of Political Economy, faculty members and students from CMC and the other Claremont Colleges come together to produce original political economy research that explores how society’s institutions affect and are affected by economic affairs. Our seasoned economists work closely with student research assistants to produce ongoing regional forecast reports and independent, academic research throughout the year.

Research sponsored by the Lowe Institute has recently appeared in top economics journals including The Quarterly Journal of Economics; the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (JMCB); The Journal of Economic History; and the Journal of International Money and Finance. Leading newspapers and public policy outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and VoxEU have discussed research sponsored by the Lowe Institute. Research results are also presented at conferences and workshops and published in conference volumes and monographs.


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Political Economy Research Papers & Articles

Research Topics & Methodologies 

The Lowe Institute of Political Economy has sponsored research on a variety of public policy issues including healthcare, tax reform, the regulation of trade, international finance, monetary policy, commerce, public utilities, and more.

In recent years, the Lowe Institute has broadened its coverage of economic topics to include economic history, financial economics, labor economics, industrial organization, environmental economics, and the economics of conflict so that we can better match the research interests of students with faculty.

Research methodologies typically combine conceptual approaches learned in the classroom with data analysis and econometric testing. Students working at the Lowe Institute learn STATA, a leading econometric software package used in the private and public sectors to analyze economic data.

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