Research in Brief

Protecting Our Kids: Domestic Violence, Corporal Punishment, and Risk

Parental attitudes toward domestic violence and corporal punishment directly inform whether children are at risk for physical or psychological violence.

Medicare Advantage – An Advantage to Whom?

Thanks to limited competition, additional Medicaid Advantage payments are captured by insurers and other third parties instead of being passed along to beneficiaries.

Academic Stress in China: Coping with High Expectations in School Environments

How do high school students cope with high expectations? A look at academic stress levels in China.

Not for Rent: Factors Behind Racial Discrimination in the US Rental Market

Researchers explore the role of prejudice in race-based rental discrimination.

What’s Race Got to Do With It? The Relationship Between Race and Health Outcomes in Segregated Neighborhoods

New research finds that race and ethnicity are important mechanisms through which neighborhood segregation affects self-rated health.

The Cost of Wind Energy: Tradeoffs between Energy Storage and Transmission

New research finds that transmission costs must be at least $600/MW-km and energy storage must cost at most $100/kW h in order for wind energy storage to be economical.

No Gains From Good Governance?: Why Foreign Companies Opt Out of Strict Regulatory Practices

Foreign companies that cross-list on US stock exchanges can make substantial financial gains from adopting US corporate governance practices yet firms overwhelmingly choose to opt out, suggesting substantial private opportunity costs from stricter regulations.

Do you want a higher minimum wage with that?

This classic study of fast food restaurants challenged economic orthodoxy on the minimum wage.

Paradox of Subsidy: Could Biofuel subsidies be increasing CO2 emissions?

A new study finds that biofuel subsidies from 1981-2011 paradoxically may have led to the increase in oil production and greenhouse gas emissions.

How Message Framing Can Help Explain Energy User Motivations

Targeted message framing can help increase participation in and understanding of energy efficient programs provided by utility companies and government subsidies, which are largely unknown by residents.