Research in Brief

Terrorism Anxiety: Evaluating the Risk of Terrorism

What's the right level of defense against terrorism and how do our current efforts measure up on a cost-benefit analysis?

Gender Dynamics and Public Health Technology: Clean Cookstoves in Bangladesh

Authors investigate how women’s bargaining power in the household can influence the success of public health interventions.

Weaken the US Patent System to Encourage Innovation

Does current US patent law protect entrepreneurs or inhibit innovation?

Filing Taxes: Good For Your Health

Expansions in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are associated with improved child health outcomes.

A Call to Service

Do reductions in government spending increase altruistic behavior?

Rising Costs, Expanding Waistlines

What dropping ten pounds could mean for your state and your pocketbook

The Cost of Urban Violence: High Crime and the Price-Elasticity of Policing

Does putting more cops on the street help to reduce crime?

Quid Pro Quo? Oh No: University Revenues and Compensation for Student-Athletes

How much are college basketball players worth? More than you’d think.

Insure Thy Neighbor

Researchers find evidence of negative spillovers from the uninsured onto insured heart attack patients

Chasing the American Dream

Is the growing achievement gap hampering disadvantaged kids' ability to catch up?