Finance & Economics

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

Where the EITC Goes: A Qualitative Examination of EITC Allocation

A working paper from the National Poverty Center examines the allocation of the Earned Income Tax Credit in the budgets of low-income families

Russian Intelligence: Government Transparency in Moscow

A Russian official discusses her mission to create a more transparent government

Municipal CFO Series: Jeff DeWitt, Phoenix

Phoenix's CFO discusses taxes, pensions, and buying local

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