Research in The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economics and Management Sciences has focused on finance and entrepreneurship since its founding in 2011. In the years since, Linde Institute support has extended to two faculty-organized research centers: the Center for Social Information Sciences (CSIS) (formerly known as the Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL)), which explores the intersection of economics and computer science, and the Center for Theoretical and Experimental Social Sciences (CTESS), which supports research that combines theoretical analysis with experimental data to advance understanding of core problems in the social sciences. The Linde Institute is also affiliated with the Caltech Center for Science, Society, and Public Policy (CSSPP), established in 2023 with seed funding from Caltech's Office of the President.
To foster research, The Linde Institute provides funding for faculty and student research projects and experiments and sponsors seminars and conferences, among other forms of support. It also makes available critically important data resources for faculty and student researchers. Learn more about each of the research concentrations and related activities on the following pages.