Finance & Economics

Hoping to Create Your Own Silicon Valley? Don’t Count On Returnee Entrepreneurs

Developing countries might be better off spending their resources on establishing the right policy environment for local entrepreneurs.

Regulating Investments in Brazil: Too Much of a Good Thing?

A Brazilian banking executive talks the business environment and overregulation in this up-and-coming nation.

If Work Doesn’t Kill You…

Researchers examine the link between job loss and cardiovascular health in Norway.

Closing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity

Women are key to global agriculture, but social and economic barriers severely limit their productivity.

Natural Capital: US Under Secretary of State on Environmental Policy in a Weak Economy

Robert Hormats discusses why environmental sustainability is a necessary component of economic growth.

Manufacturing Matters

American manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance, and strong policy support is crucial.

Big-Time Sports: An Interview with Sanford School Professor Charles T. Clotfelter

Charles T. Clotfelter discusses the policy issues that surround commercial sports in American universities and gives a brief history lesson on UChicago athletics.

Planning Ahead: Does Government “Beat the Clock”?

How do governments respond to citizen-led initiatives?

Maternal Tradeoffs: Economic Consequences for Mothers Who Breastfeed

Breastfeeding has health benefits, but does it also carry an economic penalty for mothers?

The Results Are In: Drug Tests Are Positive

Could pro-drug testing legislation benefit labor market outcomes for African American job-seekers?

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