Research commercialization is when a university signs a contract with a private company. Does location matter for these deals?
In this paper, Todd Griffith examines what happened with manufacturing and productivity after Immigration Reform and Control Act took effect.
What happens to immigrant communities when immigration enforcement is strictly enforced? Children may be affected the most.
How can private land be counted in the 30 x 30 efforts proposed by the Biden Administration? Megan Jenkins and Harrison Naftel explain.
Public Interest Comment: Interagency Efforts to Develop the American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas
In this comment authors examine two promising tools for private conservation that should be included in the US' 30 by 30 efforts.
During the Great Depression, the United States removed approximately 263,000 Mexicans, including US citizens. This paper looks at some of the effects.
This little known ICE program called IMAGE has some serious issues. Daniel Chand of Kent State University explains in this working paper.
Recently, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a rule that would rescind its 2020 definition of habitat under the Endangered Species Act.
In this poll (administered by YouGov), we continue to unpack how Americans view today’s major tech platforms, free speech, and more.
This paper describes how a non-profit and a for-profit business helped save one of the last grassland ecosystems in the world.
How much does an immigration visa cost? In this policy paper, Korok Ray answers and estimates how many immigrants the U.S. can take in.
Saving taxpayers and protecting homes, this solution is a win-win for landowners, insurers, and policymakers. To keep this private approach alive, we’ll need protections that fan the flames of innovation.
Between 2002 and 2017, five states passed legislation allowing psychologists to prescribe psychotropic medication when deemed necessary for care. What happened to suicides in those states?
Using unique bank-level data for South Dakota, the author finds that there was a substantial rise in the number of bank stockholders after 1924.
In this paper, economists Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Agnese Romiti examine how Brexit affected international student applications to study in the UK.
We often use contests and prizes to solicit innovative solutions. Carefully designing these contests can help attract the right ideas.
As our comments demonstrate, most dark patterns are merely modern renditions of practices already covered by long-standing laws against deception, fraud, and unfairness.
In this policy paper, Dr. Edward Timmons and Emily Vargo provide an overview of how to reform occupational licensing in Utah to ensure that consumers benefit.
This paper analyses key trends of the impact of peer-to-peer markets and how to regulate these industries to create the best results for consumers.
This working paper from economists John Morehouse and Edward Rubin examines whether coal power plant owners choose locations that reduce their potential exposure to clean air monitoring and regulations.
In this Research in Focus brief, Utah State University economist Craig Palsson examines who would bear the effects of a tax on peer-to-peer car sharing.
This experiment examines how police accountability can have both negative and positive effects on the crime rate and false convictions.
In Regulation and Economic Opportunity: Blueprints for Reform, editors Dr. Adam Hoffer and Dr. Todd Nesbit assemble 27 experts to explain what all of these regulations mean and how to improve them to promote economic opportunity.
In this paper, CGO’s Megan Jenkins, Brian Isom, and Christopher Koopman explore the changing nature of work.
Author Jessica Flanigan finds that scope of practice laws unnecessarily limit patients’ ability to seek specific services from their providers and restrict the range of providers they can see.
In this paper, economist Omid Bagheri examines if immigrants are a cheaper workforce than natives.
In this working paper, CGO researchers Prithvijit Mukherjee and Lucas Rentschler use a laboratory experiment to study misinformation on social media platforms.
In this paper, author Joy Buchanan provides the first controlled study of what factors affect the decision to pursue a career in tech.
In this paper, the authors use smartphone location data to measure contacts in commercial spaces during COVID to see the effects price-gouging laws had on mitigation efforts.
In her analysis, author Chandrayee Chatterjee finds that the likelihood of being newly married decreased following Medicaid expansion.