Research in Brief

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...