Research in Brief

Are Large Cities More Pollution Efficient?

New research explores how population size relates to CO2 emissions efficiency.

A Desperate Customer? The Growing Trend of PPPs in American Government

Recent study finds that political and ideological factors as well as increased congestion may be driving states to privatize their transportation infrastructure.

Obesity at Home: How Parental Employment Can Negatively Impact Family Nutrition

The impact of working parents is linked to an increased risk of childhood obesity.

Cause or Effect : The Relationship Between Academic Achievement and Delinquency in America

Is it possible that delinquency can be both a cause and a consequence of weakened social bonds and low academic achievement?

Worlds Collide: Using Fluid Dynamics to Solve Urban Traffic Woes

Researchers point to a new way to analyze traffic congestion in growing cities.

What Do Kids Do on Saturdays? Insight into How Race and Income Impact Children’s Leisure Time

A study examines the ties between income, race, and children’s after school activities in Phoenix, Arizona.

How Do Early Social Interactions Shape a Woman’s Labor Supply?

Researchers examine how early social interaction shapes the gender identity of women and influences their choice of work hours.

The Power of the (Medicare) Dollar: Changes in Medicare Payments Affect Private Insurance Payouts

A study of market factors that influence Medicare’s ability to set prices provides interesting and offsetting long term implications.

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Design a Better Study: Insights into Residential Energy Conservation

Carefully designed randomized trials could help to assess which low-cost efficiency measures have the most notable effect on heating related energy consumption.

Ethanol’s Mixed Benefits and Crippling Costs

New research suggests corn ethanol mandates are having minimal success in achieving their goals while contributing to massive increases in food prices in the United States and across the world.