Economic integration and openness to foreign talent are a stronger path for long-term success as a country. See William Kerr's symposium contribution 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.
One of the dangers of a crisis is that measures are initially put in place as temporary yet remain thereafter. It’s happened before.
The importance of immigrant entrepreneurs as firm founders and job creators has grown significantly over the last few decades.
Despite their distinct contributions to the economy during the pandemic, many immigrants have been largely excluded from CARES protections.
Researchers found that counties where more Danes migrated after 1880 then specialized in dairying and used more modern practices. Learn more here.
COVID-19 risks are generating fear and uncertainty, which may trigger further aversion to immigration and even more restrictive policies.
As we consider reforms to our immigration system, we should not be pushing away the very people who are saving lives.
America has been unique in being both the best country in the world to start a business and being relatively open to aspiring entrepreneurs.
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, economists Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Monica Deza examine the effects of sanctuary policies on domestic violence.
In this research paper, Dr. Craig Palsson explores how the Haitian government invested in developing its capacity. Learn more about the research here.
It is crucial that tax policy not stand in the way of the expansion of New Economy businesses that have proven invaluable during the pandemic.
Salary guarantees and work sharing would enhance the U.S. safety net and enable the economy to better cope with demand shocks.
In this paper, the authors test whether smaller refiners are actually hurt by the RFS. Learn more about the research here.
Increasing remote work closer to that level would result in economic growth from the substantially greater scale enabled by digital technologies.
The Pandemic Trust Fund would insulate and protect pandemic preparation from the political process and budgetary discretion and degradation.
The US Postal Savings System and the Collapse of Building and Loan Associations during the Great Depression
In this working paper, authors explore how competition from the US Postal Savings System affected private financial institutions.
This edited volume builds on Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom’s research with six chapters by renowned environmental scholars.
In this paper, researchers examine if 287(g) programs, partnerships between federal officials and local law enforcement, are reducing crime.
Regulators should embrace changes to encourage continued innovation in how consumers both produce and consume the electricity that powers their lives.
Home-based businesses provide real economic opportunity to entrepreneurs and small business owners and play a meaningful role in the economy overall.
Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act
There are better ways to protect the environment than requiring agencies to engage in multi-year long reviews before every major action.
The proposal to split the band to allow some unlicensed use while preserving part of the band for ITS not limited to DSRC is a step in the right direction.
In this policy paper, Jenkins, Dougher, and Garlick begin by examining how the maintenance backlog was created and why it has persisted over time.
In this working paper, authors find that a shortened settlement cycle leads to increased liquidity, particularly for more difficult-to-borrow securities.
In this paper, immigration scholars discuss points-based and merit-based immigration reform proposals before detailing their limitations.
This research explores the key issues underlying the VSL, including problems with the broader practice of monetizing nonmarket goods. Learn more here.
Rather than forcing specific technologies on consumers, policymakers should opt for approaches that engage consumer preferences and innovative solutions.
Research manager Josh Smith, and Innovation Fellow Katarina Hall comment on the unintended consequences of the suggested increase in wait time.