Finance & Economics

The Hidden Costs of Development Aid

Researchers find World Bank development projects to be less effective in politically important yet economically unstable countries.

The Cost of Ignoring Labor Reform in Japan

Economists contend that polarization in Japan’s labor force could hold back the success of Abenomics.

Increased Immigration Leading to Higher Wages for Native Born Citizens?

Supply driven immigration may result in net positive employment.

Signing On for Employment: The Impacts of Broadband Internet Expansion

Access to broadband Internet leads to an increase in employment rates in rural communities and skilled-labor industries.

In Your Debt: The Impact of Stafford Loans on Community College Students

Expanding access to Stafford student loans improves outcomes among community college students.

Filling in the Missing Pieces for Job Training Programs

Job providers focus on one or two niche industries to maximize impact for low-income, low-skilled workers.

Wheels in Motion: Should Cities Get Behind Car Sharing?

A new study explores the ups and downs of car sharing in a complex transportation market.

Fiscal Policies and Full Employment: An Interview with Jared Bernstein

Insights from a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Analyzing Income Distribution: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Mexico’s Social Spending

Data from Mexico indicate that the type of government social spending - indirect vs. direct subsidies - leads to different outcomes in terms of poverty reduction and income redistribution.

A Flood of Newly Insured Patients: How Will States, Providers, and Health Systems Respond?

The Urban Institute investigates the ability of health care providers to manage changes from the Affordable Care Act.

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