Research in Brief

Immigrants Are Welcome Here: A Case Study of Immigration in Malaysia

In the last year, immigration has captured political and economic debates in numerous countries. Some argue that immigrants displace citizens...

La educación superior aún es clave para la movilidad social, pero menos que antes

En 2013, el economista francés Thomas Piketty publicó El capital en el siglo XXI, donde describe la distribución del ingreso...

Global Gender Parity Insights from the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report

Women represent half of the global population,  but they often do not have the same access to health, education, earning...

Leaning in or Leaning Out?

The World Economic Forum estimates that for every dollar a woman earns, a man earns $1.54 in the United States....

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In February 2006, Congress repealed the “50 percent rule.” Originally enacted in 1992, this rule prevented undergraduate institutions from receiving...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