Research in Brief

A License to Kill?

Do Stand Your Ground Laws deter crime? New research investigates the impact of stand your ground laws on homicide rates.

Rolling the Dice on Health Insurance

A new study uses a lottery to apply for Medicaid in Oregon to study the effects of gaining health insurance on low-income individuals.

Core-Knowledge: Sparking Interest in College

Authors use a randomized field experiment to study the impact of college knowledge on students’ attitudes toward and interests in college.

Earning the Diploma: The Effects of Financial Aid on College Persistence

Researchers investigate if scholarship money, on top of financial aid, can encourage students to remain in college.

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