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Project Liberty's Institute

Innovation Pavilion, Paris campus (credits: Paul Rentler)

Established in 2021, the Project Liberty's Institute (formerly 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 Project Liberty's 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.

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For its inaugural call in 2022, two projects from the Department of Economics were selected and for the 2023 call another project was retained.

Teaching Online News: Access to Digital Media, News Consumption and Political Knowledge – Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

Grantee: Julia Cagé
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Governance Problems in Decentralized Networks: The Case of Shareholder Activism through Digital Media

Grantee: Michele Fioretti
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Slowing disinformation on social media: digital literacy, fact checking and digital governance

Grantees: Julia Cagé, Sergei Guriev, and Emeric Henry
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Our partners

Institutional partnerships for research and innovation

  • CNRS
  • Banque de France
  • The CORE Project 
  • The Kellen Foundation

Other research centres

  • LEPI
  • OFCE