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 these partnerships between federal officials and local law enforcement are increasing public safety by 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.
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 summarizes the data and existing research on student debt and possible policy reforms.
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.
This comment evaluates the likely effects of proposed rule changes on competition in the electricity industry.
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 policy paper examines ongoing changes in the cost of attending college, and debt financing of college over the past few decades.