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LATEST ARTICLES

How Should We Understand Alliance Formation in a Multilateral World?

For several decades, bilateral modeling has been the central tool in much of the theoretical and empirical research on alliance...

Have Home, Won’t Travel: How Housing Values Impact Labor Mobility

The terms “economic mobility” and “social mobility” are used figuratively to describe ascending the wealth ladder, usually by accruing income....

Understanding the Impact of Immigration on Labor Markets: A Tale of Two Miamis

In 2015, the United Nations estimated an international migrant population of 243 million people around the world. Immigration has been...

How Fear of the Future Causes Political Gridlock

Gridlock can occur even when the same political party controls both houses of the U.S. Congress, as we have seen...

POLICY IN PRACTICE

On Populism: Remarks by Dr. Ernesto Zedillo at the 2017 Latin American Policy Forum

Publication Note: These remarks were delivered by Dr. Ernesto Zedillo at the 2017 Latin American Policy Forum, which took place...

Higher Education in the Digital Age: A Conversation with Michael Lovenheim

Since its inception, online education has faced heavy skepticism, if not downright opposition. A recent study by David Deming, Michael...

Covering Policy in the Trump Era: A Conversation with Matthew Yglesias

NPR recently released a poll that found only half of respondents were aware that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had...

Technologies that Matter: How BallotReady is Educating Voters

BallotReady is an online voting guide for local, state, and federal elections. It provides a free guide with information on...

Child and Family

Higher Education in the Digital Age: A Conversation with Michael Lovenheim

Since its inception, online education has faced heavy skepticism, if not downright opposition. A recent study by David Deming, Michael...

Building School Latrines in India to Increase School Enrollment

UNESCO estimates that there are still 263 million children ages six to 17 years old who do not attend school....

Halting Harassment: The Impact of Anti-Bullying Policies on LGBT Students

Students across the United States wake up each morning afraid to attend school because of the daily difficulties they encounter...

Popularizing Remedial Education in India

Since the turn of the century, primary school attendance has increased worldwide. UNICEF reports that the number of children who...

Energy & Environment

Can a Low-Carbon Economy Grow GDP?

In the face of climate change, the most effective way to ensure that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are slowed or...

Calculating the Health Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

The implementation of a carbon cap and trade program is often put forward by policy makers as a potential market-based...

Projecting the Economic Implications of Carbon Pricing in China

As one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters, China has recently been increasing its efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions,...

Electricity in Transition: Renewables in Developing Countries

The energy sector is undergoing a major transformation, becoming more decentralized and more interactive than ever before. Growing numbers of...

Urban Affairs

Have Home, Won’t Travel: How Housing Values Impact Labor Mobility

The terms “economic mobility” and “social mobility” are used figuratively to describe ascending the wealth ladder, usually by accruing income....

Evaluating the Impact of Minimum Wage Increases on Child Neglect

During the most recent presidential election, the issue of raising the federal minimum wage was intensely debated. Political debates about...

Housing Relocation in Developing Countries: Opportunity or Isolation?

Over the course of the last two decades, there has been a significant trend toward urbanization worldwide as the promise...

Capturing the Economic Toll of Urban Gun Violence

Every time a trigger is pulled in Minneapolis, the creation of 80 potential jobs is blocked. While the traumatizing effects...

Science & Technology

How Big Data and Education Technology Are Changing K-12 Education

Gone are the days when someone was overwhelmed with joy simply because Amazon or Pandora correctly discerned his or her...

Harnessing GPS Data for the Future of Electric Cars in Europe

Driving a Tesla may sound exotic, but electric cars are anything but a novel idea. The first successful electric automobile in...

Up in the Cloud: Data and Security Concerns in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing enables convenient access to a networks, servers, storage, applications, and services. In a cloud computing framework, shared resources...

Finance & Economics

Understanding the Impact of Immigration on Labor Markets: A Tale of Two Miamis

In 2015, the United Nations estimated an international migrant population of 243 million people around the world. Immigration has been...

Innovation, Skilled Immigrants, and Why We Need More of Them

The immigration debate playing out in the United States is beleaguered by concerns over whether unskilled immigrant workers are undermining...

Immigrants Are Welcome Here: A Case Study of Immigration in Malaysia

In the last year, immigration has captured political and economic debates in numerous countries. Some argue that immigrants displace citizens...

Leaning in or Leaning Out?

The World Economic Forum estimates that for every dollar a woman earns, a man earns $1.54 in the United States....

Law & Politics

How Should We Understand Alliance Formation in a Multilateral World?

For several decades, bilateral modeling has been the central tool in much of the theoretical and empirical research on alliance...

How Fear of the Future Causes Political Gridlock

Gridlock can occur even when the same political party controls both houses of the U.S. Congress, as we have seen...

On Populism: Remarks by Dr. Ernesto Zedillo at the 2017 Latin American Policy Forum

Publication Note: These remarks were delivered by Dr. Ernesto Zedillo at the 2017 Latin American Policy Forum, which took place...

Political Donations Indicate That Federal Court Clerks Skew Left

Republicans refused to hold hearings on President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, and now Democrats are threatening...

International Affairs

How Should We Understand Alliance Formation in a Multilateral World?

For several decades, bilateral modeling has been the central tool in much of the theoretical and empirical research on alliance...

Encouraging the Return of Talent: Evidence on Tax Incentives from Malaysia’s Returning Expert Program

High-skilled workers are continuously migrating. According to the World Bank, in 2010 there were approximately 45 million tertiary-educated migrants globally,...

The Digital Divide in Developing Nations: Policy Impact on the Internet in Sub-Saharan Africa

The distribution of internet penetration varies widely in sub-Saharan countries. Countries such as Seychelles and South Africa have an internet...

American Failures in Crafting Counter-Narratives to Islamic Terrorism

The discourse around ISIS’s use of social media has evolved as the group continues to organize, sponsor, and inspire global...

HEALTH

Ethanol Cookstoves and Their Impact on Pregnant Women: Lessons from Nigeria

In Nigeria and much of the developing world, kerosene and biomass fuels are used to provide energy for cooking, heating,...

Quitting Smoking Can Increase Weight More Than We Thought

Obesity is a growing health problem in the United States with prevalence rates rising from 13 percent in the 1960s...

Healthy Habits: Using Behavioral Science in Health Policy

Encouraging healthy behaviors is a significant policy challenge because efforts to spark conversation around a health topic often fail to...

Is Training Informal Healthcare Providers The Solution to India’s Doctor Shortage?

India, like other developing countries, is struggling with a scarcity of formally trained medical professionals, especially in rural and isolated...