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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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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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We do this by exploring the way key institutions in society — business, government, and community — ignite economic growth and increase opportunity for everyone to improve their lives.

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Confronting the Immigration Paradox

How many immigrants should the United States take in? How should it select among potential immigrants? I argue that the United States should adopt an immigration system based on price and take in many more permanent immigrants than it currently does. The goal of this paper is to inform the…
Environmental Stewardship

Red Tape That Stops Engines in Their Tracks

Executive Summary Federal and state agencies tasked with forest management and wildfire suppression are overwhelmed. If these agencies are going to invest in real, timely forest management, they must consider innovative approaches to reducing wildfire risk. Qualified Insurance Resource(s) (QIRs) are a private wildfire response that provides wildfire mitigation efforts…
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…
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