Research in Brief

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?

Plug and Play: The U.S. Military Adapts to Austerity

In a recent strategy document, the U.S. Department of Defense explains how it will organize its capabilities to meet tomorrow’s uncertain security challenges, despite constrained resources.

Who’s Getting the Help? Access to Mental Health Services in African American Communities

Major gaps in access to mental health treatment persist between white and African American communities.

Exploring the Changing Dynamics in U.S. Public Opinion toward Israel

Exploring the history of domestic public opinion toward Israel.