I have a number of interests pertaining to useful ways of extending my scholarly knowledge to help address concrete problems in the real world.
These are a few projects, concepts, and ventures that I keep a close eye on:
- The Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation
The Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation has developed a framework to measure and evaluate corporate and regulatory performance across five key dimensions: Compliance, Ethics, Deterrence, Accountability and Risk (CEDAR). It aims to assess the extent to which corporate and regulatory reforms result in substantive compliance, warranted commitment to ethical standards, effective deterrence, enhanced accountability and reduced risk.
- Charter Cities
The Charter Cities organization is focused on the interplay of rules, urbanization, and development. Charter cities are special reform zones that allow governments to quickly adopt innovative new systems of rules, rules that can be markedly different from those in the rest of the country. The ideas behind the concept of a charter city have very deep roots. These ideas have been recast in the specific form of a charter city by economist Paul Romer.
Palantir builds software that allows organizations to make sense of massive amounts of disparate data. Palantir solves the technical problems, so they can solve the human ones. Combating terrorism. Prosecuting crimes. Fighting fraud. Eliminating waste. From Silicon Valley to your doorstep, Palantir deploys their data fusion platforms against the hardest problems they can find, wherever they are needed most.
- St. Gallen Symposium
The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debate on issues of management, politics and civil society – completely run by students.