Research in Brief

Nobel Peace Prize Shines International Spotlight on Chemical Weapons

A look at one of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winners and why its previously unsung efforts to rid the world of chemical weapons are more critical than ever.

Churning through Children’s Health: Improving Continuity of Medicaid Coverage

Researchers evaluate how implementation of continuous-eligibility enrollment policies affects the average length of children’s enrollment in the Medicaid program.

Intellectual Property Rights Spur Innovation…Sometimes

Researchers find that a universal IPR level could have a sub-optimal impact on innovation.

Electronic Health Records: A Prescription for Quality Care?

A study of New York City clinics demonstrates the benefits of electronic health records and pay-for-performance incentives.

Was White Flight Good for African Americans?

White flight to the suburbs was a leading cause of rising black homeownership in the mid-20th century, according to new research.

Signing On for Employment: The Impacts of Broadband Internet Expansion

Access to broadband Internet leads to an increase in employment rates in rural communities and skilled-labor industries.

Measuring Teacher Quality: Do Teachers Impact Students’ Adult Outcomes?

A new study suggests that students who are taught by higher quality teachers have an increased chance of experiencing improved adult outcomes.

A Delicate Dance: Municipal Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Recent study finds that inconsistencies in local enforcement of federal immigration laws are a result of local governmental influence as well as additional political actors on the intergovernmental stage.

Your Mother-in-Law Should Take the “El” and Other Insights Into the Value of Public Transportation

The public benefits of mass transit resulting from a reduction in traffic alone outweigh the cost of public investment in infrastructure in the LA metropolitan area.

Rising Fuel Costs Drive Up Carpooling Rates

A new study finds that drivers respond to higher fuel prices by forming more carpools and finding substitute modes of transportation.