McCourt Institute Projects
Established in 2021, the McCourt Institute aims to enhance digital governance by supporting timely, actionable research on ethical technology and serving as a meeting ground for technologists, social scientists, policymakers and governance experts, and leaders from the public and private sector.
Through the McCourt Institute, its founding partners Sciences Po and Georgetown University each receive substantial grants to support the development of new scientific work and to advance research on technology for the common good, conducted by their community of researchers.
The selected projects will explore, in various ways, how technologies shape our social fabric and span social science, economics, policy, and technology.
For its inaugural call in 2022, two projects from the Department of Economics were selected and for the 2023 call - still open - another project was retained.
McCourt Projects - 2023
Teaching Online News: Access to Digital Media, News Consumption and Political Knowledge – Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
Grantee: Julia Cagé
McCourt Projects - 2022
Governance Problems in Decentralized Networks: The Case of Shareholder Activism through Digital Media
Grantee: Michele Fioretti
Slowing disinformation on social media: digital literacy, fact checking and digital governance
Grantees: Julia Cagé, Sergei Guriev, and Emeric Henry