Research in Brief

From East to Mid-West: Boosting Chicago’s Economy through Foreign Investment

Attracting foreign direct investment will maintain Chicago's competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Is China Rebalancing?

A new report from the International Monetary Fund explores the future of the Chinese trade surplus.

Banking Africa’s Underbanked

Has growth in Africa’s financial sector been hindered by population density?

Alleviating Poverty with Pavement?

Authors investigate the role infrastructure improvement can play in improving outcomes for the developing world's urban poor

Setting Screens: The NCAA’s Universal Sickle Cell Tests

Intervention, not universal screening, is the key to protecting NCAA student-athletes with sickle cell traits

A Leg Up or a Boot Out?

Are school closures improving student achievement or just moving kids around?

Risk or Reward? Assessing the Economic Impact of Fracking

Authors examine the economic impact of natural gas extraction on local economies.

Noted: Experimenting with Open Access Notes in Medicine

Giving patients access to their doctor's notes can benefit both patients and physicians

Big Mac, Big Real Wage Differences

Orley C. Ashenfelter examines the real wage rate for McDonald's workers and finds substantial differences in rich and poor countries.

The Regulators

How should policymakers approach regulation in settings with weak institutions