Finance & Economics

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?

Setting Priorities: What Research is Worth Funding?

Kei Koizumi from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy discusses how his office thinks about R&D funding in a time of budget cuts and economic uncertainty.

Barriers for Highly Skilled Immigrants: Why should American firms care?

How would hiring more highly skilled immigrants impact American firms?

What Currency War?

Contrary to analysts’ expectations, US capital outflow was relatively small in 2011 and the US dollar actually appreciated against the currency of emerging markets.

Weaken the US Patent System to Encourage Innovation

Does current US patent law protect entrepreneurs or inhibit innovation?

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