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Technology and Innovation

Why do we no longer expect large step-changes in economic growth? Why have we become complacent with predictable and incremental changes in technologies and business models? Our research reclaims the sense of wonder and optimism that has been the foundation of our greatest discoveries and achievements.
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Environmental Stewardship

How do we effectively conserve and protect America’s treasured landscapes and natural resources? Can we better encourage the protection of endangered species, clean our air and water, and preserve scenic sites across the country? Our research explores how cooperative and incentive-based approaches are crucial to achieving better environmental outcomes.
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Immigration

Does our current immigration system set the United States up for social and economic success? Today, more than 44 million immigrants live in the US, and each year about one million more enter. They bring their hopes, dreams, and shared prosperity. Our immigration research details how immigrants contribute to the growth and development of the US.
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State and Local Policy

Deaths of Despair: Prescriptive Authority of Psychologists and Suicides

1. Introduction Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States (CDC, 2020). It is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 to 34. Over the past two decades, mortality resulting from suicide increased in nearly all 50 states and…
State and Local Policy

Bank Risk and the Democratization of Stockholding

1. Introduction Personal investing has become commonplace in modern society, but even as late as World War I (19141918), a small proportion of the U.S. population held any securities. While shareholding was growing slowly before the war, the post-war period saw an explosion of investment. Conservative estimates show the total…
Immigration

International Student Applications in the United Kingdom After Brexit

“No reference to immigration appeared on the ballot paper, but politicians believe that the Brexit vote represented a desire to “take back control” of the country’s borders.” In “Keep Out: Lower immigration could be the biggest economic cost of Brexit”, The Economist, February 25, 2017. 1. Introduction On…
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