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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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Technology and Innovation

CGO Tech Poll

Distrust of government Following the 2020 election, Republican distrust of the federal government collecting their data has spiked, while Democrat distrust has dropped. Since our last poll, Republican has started to fade while Democrat distrust has only increased. Since our polling began, distrust in the…
Environmental Stewardship

Carbon Taxes without Tears?

Introduction Economists agree that putting a price on carbon is an effective and economically efficient way to reduce the CO2 emissions that contribute to global climate change. Politically, however, carbon pricing is challenging because it explicitly raises consumer prices for things like gasoline and electricity. This paper explores a modest…
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