Finance & Economics

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.

How Food Safety Regulations Produce the Producers

A look at the challenges of small and non-standard food producers in a science-based regulatory regime.

The True Cost of Welfare Reform

Researchers take advantage of early randomized experiments to analyze the impact of workforce participation requirements and time limits on participants’ health.

Swallowing a Bitter Pill: Expensive Prescriptions Mean Low Adherence

Low-income patients benefit when physicians prescribe cheaper drugs, but physicians don’t always know how much patients pay.

The GED Is Changing: Evidence Suggests GED Prep Courses Should Change Too

Improved GED prep programs could significantly increase passage rates and college enrollment, suggests a timely and encouraging study from MDRC.

Does Working from Home Improve Workers’ Performance?

Employees working from home are less likely to leave the company and report higher work satisfaction.

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.

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