Finance & Economics

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.

Is the Child Labor Ban in India Causing Trouble?

India’s Child Labor Act of 1986 proves to have backfired on itself with increased child labor and diminished household welfare.

School’s Out for Summer: Disadvantages of the Year-Round School Calendar on Maternal Employment

A recent study finds that year-round elementary school calendars negatively impact maternal employment because it is more difficult for parents to secure child care.

Unintended Consequences: How Child Support Programs Discourage Employment for Low-Income Families

Low-income fathers with debt are more likely to reduce labor hours and child support payments.

Illinois’ 100 Billion Dollar Question: How Do We Solve the Pension Crisis?

Daniel Biss, once a University of Chicago mathematician and now a State Senator, gives an inside look at the pension reform proposal in the Illinois General Assembly.

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