Rising wealth inequality is a reality in a great many countries today. In this environment, many people are asking what factors have driven this phenomenon and whether rising wealth inequality is undermining democracy. In this project, NYU scholars from a broad
The jobs created by the industrial revolution did at least four important things. One, of course, was producing goods. A second was providing employees (and shareholders) income. A third was creating new forms of community. And the fourth was giving
With the support of the Global Institute of Advanced Study, the Public Safety Lab has been launched to apply the tools of data science and social science to the project of producing better public safety outcomes. For example, many relatively
Observers of the global economy have noted that investment in infrastructure—from airports in the U.S. to power plants in Nigeria—could help achieve sustainable growth throughout the world and address challenges in both advanced and emerging economies by raising productivity, prospective
This Project revisits the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the context of a world that has changed dramatically in the 65 years or so since it was passed.
Led by David Chalmers, this project explores the relationships between space, time , and consciousness.
Led by Michael Beckerman, Paul Boghossian, and Kit Fine, this project consists of a working group of scholars, musicians, and arts administration professionals meeting to study the future of classical music, a future that these days is routinely said to
Led by Anthony Movshon, this project studies neural computations that appear in many different species and brain regions, suggesting that a set of common algorithms forms a basic repertoire that is used in many different brains. Many of these computations
Led by Joshua Tucker, this project explores the role of social media in political participation.
Led by Benedict Kingsbury, this project brings together the serious historical study of forms of order beyond a single state with work on the current construction, adaptation or displacement of international legal orders.