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 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 experiment examines how police accountability can have both negative and positive effects on the crime rate and false convictions.
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, 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.
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 paper, economists examine how effective occupational licensing requirements are at improving quality by looking at the CPA.
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.
In this research in focus piece, author Will Rinehart examines the existing research on the effectiveness of GONs in adding value to local communities.
In 1980, there were just 92 beer producers. Today there are 8,386. This paper looks at the variations in regulations across states and there effects.
This policy paper explores how reforming the U.S. tax code allow gig economy workers greater financial security through Universal Savings Accounts (USAs).
This paper examines cities that switched from at-large to ward elections and the effects it had on how many building permits cities issue for housing.
Using data over 18 years, the study examines crime rates in Arizona before and after the passage of SB 1070. Learn more about the research here.
In this paper, researchers focus on the impacts scope-of-practice laws have on dental hygienists and the use and cost of dental care.
Researchers found that counties where more Danes migrated after 1880 then specialized in dairying and used more modern practices. Learn more here.
The authors of this paper extend previous research by examining the effects of UILPs on insurance rates. Learn more about the research here.
In this paper, researchers examine if 287(g) programs, partnerships between federal officials and local law enforcement, are reducing crime.
Home-based businesses provide real economic opportunity to entrepreneurs and small business owners and play a meaningful role in the economy overall.
Stringent Immigration Enforcement and the Mental Health and Health-Risk Behaviors of Hispanic Adolescent Students
The authors of this paper investigate the impact of the enforcement of SB 1070 on the mental condition of Hispanic adolescents.
Estimating the Effect of New Jersey’s 2005 Administrative-Nurse Mandate on Mortality and Availability of Care for Hemodialysis Patients
This paper uses a synthetic control method to compare patient outcomes in New Jersey to a control group of states.
This Research in Focus examines how income tax policy shapes incentives for innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States.
Dr. Hansen’s research suggests that marijuana and alcohol are substitutes. As marijuana becomes easier for consumers to access, individuals, drink less, as seen in fewer alcohol-related car crashes in Idaho.
Strategic Reporting and the Effects of Water Use in Hydraulic Fracturing on Local Groundwater Levels in Texas
This research analyzes data to examine the effect of hydraulic fracturing on local water availability. Learn more here.
This paper examines the relationship between city finances, migration, and default, using both theoretical models and empirical analysis.
This paper discusses key trends in housing affordability and analyzes the effects of policy interventions designed to increase homeownership and make housing more affordable.
This study finds that there is an initial twenty-two percent reduction in the number of criminal cases filed in areas affected by the fracking boom.