Research in Brief

Disruptive Competition: Online Degree Programs in the Higher Education Market

In February 2006, Congress repealed the “50 percent rule.” Originally enacted in 1992, this rule prevented undergraduate institutions from receiving...

More Questions than Answers: A Review of Gun Violence in Chicago

The University of Chicago Crime Lab released a report in January 2017 that details the sudden spike in gun violence that...

Introducing the Economics of Immigration

Economics of Immigration SeriesThe Chicago Policy Review is pleased to present a new special series on immigration. Originally conceived in...

Economists Are Finding a New Perspective on Immigration

As recently as twenty years ago, economists taught that as the supply of unskilled labor increased due to immigration, legal...

Reading the Tea Leaves: Labor Rights Violations on India’s Tea Plantations

Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, second only to water. Over three million tons of tea...

Paying for Lower Taxes: The Effect of a Place-Based Tax Reduction Program in Detroit

To combat poverty, state and local policymakers have increasingly turned to “place-based” policies that offer financial support, such as subsidies...

Electricity in Transition: Renewables in Developing Countries

The energy sector is undergoing a major transformation, becoming more decentralized and more interactive than ever before. Growing numbers of...

Quitting Smoking Can Increase Weight More Than We Thought

Obesity is a growing health problem in the United States with prevalence rates rising from 13 percent in the 1960s...

Where Children Live Matters: Housing Policy Effects on Education Outcomes

Social scientists have long suspected that the demographic characteristics and attributes of neighborhoods affect the educational outcomes of the children...

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...