Research in Brief

Profiles in Policing

Racial profiling by law enforcement is an issue in America, but not always in the way people expect.

Let’s Get Physical

A new study finds that mandating more time in physical education classes is a critical tool in combating childhood obesity.

How Big is the Broadband Bonus?

A new study investigates the economic impact of broadband investment

Internationalizing the RMB

A 2012 report from the International Monetary Fund explains the conditions for and progress toward the internationalization of the Chinese renminbi (RMB).

The Education Gap: Helping Explain Unemployment Trends Across U.S. Cities

Education gaps – the differences between cities’ supply and demand for educated workers – may explain differences in economic recovery and provide cues for future policy interventions.

Honor Thy Parents, Inhabit Their Basement

Returning to cohabitation with parents proves to be a valuable form of labor market insurance

Debt in the Bank: CEOs, Compensation, and Risk

A working FDIC paper examines the relationship between compensation, CEO risk behavior, and long-term firm solvency.

What’s Cooking? Effects of a School Breakfast Program on Student Achievement

Your parents said it was the most important meal of the day, but does providing breakfast in the classroom have measurable effects on academic achievement?

Insurance Exchanges: What Europe Can Teach Us

Researchers on experiences from abroad to understand the impact of new health insurance exchanges.

Assessing the State of Security at the US-Mexico Border

A working paper evaluates the state of security at the US-Mexico Border and outlines a potential way forward.