Research in Brief

Paris, France - September 21, 2014: The People Climate March is a street march organized in many countries as a world wide event to protest against  the climate change

Acuerdo de París: retos para su consolidación

En noviembre de 2016, entró en vigor el Acuerdo de París con el objetivo de mantener el aumento de la...

The Supreme Court building in Washington DC.

Political Donations Indicate That Federal Court Clerks Skew Left

Republicans refused to hold hearings on President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, and now Democrats are threatening...

Facade in Paris

Understanding the 2016 U.S. Election: Evidence from European Populism

Donald Trump’s unexpected electoral victory has raised several questions about the future of American and global politics, but one question...

Human head silhouette model made from rusty metal gears

Understanding Recidivism Through Child Abuse and Mental Health

In 2016, Chicago struggled with the highest number of homicides the city has seen in more than a decade. Lawmakers...

Yokohama, Japan - April 24, 2014: Electric cars, Nissan's "Leaf", are being charged at the charging stations in front of the entrance of Nissan's global Headquarters located in Yokohama, Japan.

Harnessing GPS Data for the Future of Electric Cars in Europe

Driving a Tesla may sound exotic, but electric cars are anything but a novel idea. The first successful electric automobile in...

Teacher among kids with computers in elementary school class

Examining Intergenerational Differences in Educational Performance of Immigrant Students

Over the course of the past half-century, the United States has seen the largest wave of immigration since the Age...

Afternoon aerial view of residential areas in the south bay area of Los Angeles County, California.

Rebuilding the City: Why Some Neighborhoods Survived the Housing Bubble and Others Did Not

The Great Recession of the late 2000s impacted the lives of millions of people and caused upheaval in countless neighborhoods...

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Healthy Habits: Using Behavioral Science in Health Policy

Encouraging healthy behaviors is a significant policy challenge because efforts to spark conversation around a health topic often fail to...

School classroom with school desks and blackboard in Japanese high school

Does School Segregation Facilitate the Formation of Criminal Networks?

People are hard-wired to form social networks, and an individual’s social network can play a role in shaping his or...

Evergreen Academy Middle School in McKinley Park, a neighborhood of Chicago on the Southwest Side

Less Qualified and Less Diverse: Race-Neutral Affirmative Action Hurts Chicago’s Exam Schools

Selective admissions high schools, or exam schools, have long been at the center of education policy debates due to their struggles...