Dr. U.S. Awasthi Initiative in Cooperative Economics - Awardees

UCSB Student and Faculty Research in Cooperative Economics

The Dr. U.S. Awasthi Initiative in Cooperative Economics aims to promote scholarly and public understanding of the principles, practices, and prospects for cooperative enterprise in California, the US, and worldwide. A key component of this initiative is funding to seed a new generation of research by UCSB students and faculty, made possible by generous support from the family of Dr U.S. Awasthi.

The Blum Center is pleased to announce our third award cohort of for the 2023-24 AY, which includes UCSB faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. Please see below for an overview of their research projects supported by this funding. Stay tuned for updates on their research projects throughout the year, culminating with the Blum Center's Research Symposium in Spring 2024.