Challey IDEAS Workshop

Explore interdisciplinary solutions for enhancing economic opportunity.

The IDEAS Research Workshop invites internationally-renowned scholars from universities across the country to present research and engage in discussion with the NDSU community. Seminars will focus on important issues related to institutions, trade, entrepreneurship and innovation.

This event has been transformed into Human Progress and Flourishing Workshops. Learn more here.

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    Dr. Matthew Clancy is an assistant teaching professor at Iowa State University affiliated with the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Department of Economics. He will present the paper, “The Case for Remote Work.”

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    Dr. Edward Timmons is a professor of economics and director of the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at Saint Francis University. He will present the paper, “Too Much License?: How Occupational Licensing Affects Economic Mobility and Opportunity.”

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    Dr. James Caton is an assistant professor of economics and a faculty fellow of the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise at North Dakota State University. He will present the paper, “Speech Acts, Constitutional Moments, and the Constructions of Social Contract.”

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    Dr. Wenhong Chen is an associate professor of media studies and sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She will present her research, “Zoom or Doom in the Age of CyberSovereignty and Digital Nationalism.”

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    Dr. Bradford Wilcox is director of the National Marriage Project and a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia. He will present his research, “For the Sake of the Children: How Stable Marriage is Linked to the Educational, Emotional, and Economic Well-being of Children.”

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    Dr. Rajshree Agarwal is the Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. She will present her research, “Fostering Enterprise and Creating Value in Trade.”

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    Dr. Jan Pfister is a senior lecturer at the Department of Accounting and Finance at Turku School of Economics and a research fellow at the House of Innovation at Stockholm School of Economics. He will present his research, “Innovating Under Pressure and the Speeding Up of Organizational Life.”


Students of any major, undergraduate or graduate, can register for the 1-credit course BUSN 491/690 in Campus Connection.

Questions? Contact the Challey Institute.