About Us

The Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity (GISP) is an independent public policy think-tank dedicated to the promotion of interdisciplinary research in the service of an improved quality of life for all members of society. We believe that providing decent employment opportunities for everyone ready, willing and able to work at a socially established living wage is an institutional prerequisite for social justice and sustainable prosperity. “Sustainable prosperity” is conceived here holistically, to encompass the physical, mental, environmental, financial, educational and civic wellbeing of all individuals, families, neighborhoods, and regions throughout the world.

GISP recognizes that sustainable prosperity in this sense requires the development of a multifaceted public policy framework addressing the root causes of global, national, and regional socioeconomic challenges. Toward this end, we seek to engage, inspire, and help build capacity in cooperation with academic institutions, policymakers, citizens & workers, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, businesses, NGOs, and local & global changemakers.

While taking employment policy as our point of departure, our research agenda embraces a variety of topics that are critical for establishing ongoing sustainable prosperity. Such topics include, but are not limited to, financial sovereignty, community development, gender equity, energy & the environment, health & wellness, agricultural & trade policies, social entrepreneurship, science & technology, innovation, education, youth policies, local capacity building, social venture partnerships, arts & culture, law & justice, and global peace studies.

We invite you to join with us in working for greater socioeconomic opportunities and sustainable prosperity for all.  We are always delighted to hear your thoughts & ideas, questions & concerns, and hopes & dreams.


Fadhel Kaboub, Ph.D.

President, Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity

Associate Professor of Economics, Denison University


Mathew Forstater, Ph.D.

Research Director, Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity

Professor of Economics, University of Missouri-Kansas City