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).
In this research in focus piece, author Will Rinehart examines the existing research on the effectiveness of GONs in adding value to local communities.
Public policy has not kept pace with this gig economy and continues to sort workers into two categories that no longer reflect the dynamic reality of the American workplace.
Wood and Watkins identify key lessons from the case of the dusky gopher frog about how to more effectively use critical habitat to help species recover.
Our research suggests that establishing a clear process for how decisions about exclusion will be made will help improve transparency.
This policy paper examines both the benefits and drawbacks of designating critical habitat. Learn more here.
The NTIA wants the Commission to take the monumental step of proposing rules to clarify Section 230, this public interest comment gives some suggestions.
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 public interest comment is on the proposed a rule to define “habitat” as used in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973.
This research paper examines how US employers use the H-1B visa program to find workers. Learn more about H1-B visas in the US.
What would happen if policymakers decided to provide a path to citizenship for all 11 million immigrants? What about deport all 11 million?
This policy paper explores how reforming the U.S. tax code allow gig economy workers greater financial security through Universal Savings Accounts (USAs).
National conversations about wealth inequality in the United States have led to proposals for a wealth tax. Learn more here.
This working paper from Washington University's Yuki Otsu finds no evidence that sanctuary policies cause an increase in crime overall.
A contingent wage subsidy would cover all new labor costs contingent on less than a certain number of workers being hired.
This essay discusses the positive-sum benefits of immigration and decentralized solutions to immigrant needs during COVID-19.
Examples that highlight the key role immigrants play in western countries and provide several important lessons for policy.
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.
This paper examines the process by which user interactions give shape to social order in VRChat. Learn more about the research here.
By basing the proposal on data, FAA maintains its record as an unbiased and credible source of regulatory standards. See the public interest comment here.
The United States will become stronger than ever, and far stronger than China, by embracing its heritage of exceptional openness.
To retain the gains from international trade, immigration, and global capital flows, we need to modernize economic policy to suit the current era.
This research-in-focus piece reviews the existing literature that measures the economic impacts of various types of federal land on nearby communities.
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.
The United States should be a beacon of opportunity that welcomes talented, hard-working people, not one that closes its doors to foreigners.