With a commitment to free and open inquiry, our scholars take an interdisciplinary approach to research that draws from local and international sources, experimental and theoretical approaches; qualitative and quantitative methods; computational models and pencil-based notebooks. Their work transforms the way we understand the world, advancing fields of study, and often creating new ones. Generating new knowledge for the benefit of present and future generations, UChicago research has had an impact around the globe, leading to revolutionary theories of economics and tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.