Research in Brief

The Mystery of Concentrated Poverty: The Hidden Role of Cross-Race Income Segregation

In American cities, economic and racial segregation play a dual role in perpetuating concentrated poverty.

Decisions, Divisions, and Discontent: Reforming Lebanon’s Electoral Procedures

Aspen Institute scholars explore three proposals to reform electoral law in Lebanon.

School Closures: Lucked out or Locked out?

Does moving students into better performing schools increase achievement or just cause disruption?

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.