Research in Brief

Barriers for Highly Skilled Immigrants: Why should American firms care?

How would hiring more highly skilled immigrants impact American firms?

What Currency War?

Contrary to analysts’ expectations, US capital outflow was relatively small in 2011 and the US dollar actually appreciated against the currency of emerging markets.

No Smoking: Hospital non-smoking policies’ effect on smokers

How well do hospitals fare in maintaining smoke-free grounds, and who gets caught in the fray with such policies?

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?