Finance & Economics

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?

Quid Pro Quo? Oh No: University Revenues and Compensation for Student-Athletes

How much are college basketball players worth? More than you’d think.

Plug and Play: The U.S. Military Adapts to Austerity

In a recent strategy document, the U.S. Department of Defense explains how it will organize its capabilities to meet tomorrow’s uncertain security challenges, despite constrained resources.

Reforming Immigration to Boost Economic Competitiveness?

New research highlights the significant contribution that high-skilled immigrants make to innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in the US.

Seeing Red: Challenges to Social Harmony in China

Protests in China during the last twenty years have focused on local grievances, such as land and labor issues, and are targeted against local governments, not necessarily the central party

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