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.
In this paper, Laura Huggins, Olivia Hansen, and Harrison Naftel explore how to help turn wildlife into an asset rather than a liability.
Improving Health Care Service Delivery by Relaxing Restrictions on Nurse Practitioners’ Professional Independence
In this paper, the authors examine the potential impacts of granting nurse practitioners (NP) increased autonomy over healthcare provision.
In this quarterly poll (administered by YouGov), we continue to unpack how Americans view today’s major tech platforms.
In this paper, the authors examine how fiber buildouts affect competition and service quality from non-fiber incumbent providers, including cable and aDSL providers.
In this paper, authors Cary Deck and Dustin Tracy study disclosure in markets where agents face reputational concerns.
In this paper, economists examine how effective occupational licensing requirements are at improving quality by looking at the CPA.
The Costs and Benefits of Critical Habitat Designation: Legal Requirements of the Endangered Species Act
Author Jeffrey McCoy first provides an overview of the ESA's congressional history by examining amendments made in 1978 and 1982.
This piece summarizes research on the costs and benefits of 287(g) programs and The Secure Communities Program.
In this paper, the authors explore Hurricane Maria’s economic effects on native earnings within the Orlando area.
CGO scholars provided comments to the Oversight Board on a recent case involving a post taken down by Facebook.
State-level occupational licensing reform would be an important step toward a lasting economic recovery post-COVID-19.
Researchers examine whether occupational licensing improves the match between workers’ skills and those needed for their occupations.
The study shows that adopting welcoming policies towards immigrants increases VAWA self-petitions. Learn more about the research here.
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed a rule change determining how an independent contractor (IC) classification is made.
Public interest comment on proposed rule with the intended purpose of adding consistency in the disposal of Very Low-Level Radioactive Waste (VLLW).