Finance & Economics

Focus on Finance: the Push and Pull of Los Angeles Labor Negotiations

Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santana shares how the City of Los Angeles has shrunk its structural deficit, lowered its pension liabilities, and increased its reserves.

Focus on Finance: Funding Pensions in the Windy City

Chicago’s CFO explains the city’s immense financial challenges, her insights, and why she’s optimistic for the future.

Obesity at Home: How Parental Employment Can Negatively Impact Family Nutrition

The impact of working parents is linked to an increased risk of childhood obesity.

Balancing the Future of Free Trade Agreements

Phil Levy discusses the challenges of free trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

The Great Recession Five Years Later: How Washington Made Things Worse

Princeton Political Science Professor Nolan McCarty talks about his new book and the role of political bubbles in financial crises.

A Path out of Gridlock? Perspectives from Senator Evan Bayh

Former Senator Evan Bayh shares his thoughts on ending gridlock, cutting the deficit, and stimulating economic growth.

How Do Early Social Interactions Shape a Woman’s Labor Supply?

Researchers examine how early social interaction shapes the gender identity of women and influences their choice of work hours.

The Power of the (Medicare) Dollar: Changes in Medicare Payments Affect Private Insurance Payouts

A study of market factors that influence Medicare’s ability to set prices provides interesting and offsetting long term implications.

Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty: A Study Analysis

A subject of debate: is economic policy uncertainty holding back a stronger post-Great Recession recovery?

Rising from the Ashes: Economic Transformation in Rust Belt Cities

Recent research reveals that some urban rust belt cities adapted to the changing economic environment to become stable performers in their region.

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