Research in Brief

Family Matters

Marriage education programs show promise in helping to create more stable families

Geek or Jock, Networking Skills Count

A new study shows the ability to make social connections in high school translates to greater earnings later in life

Failing Civil-Military Relations: An Inside Job?

Both internal and external factors play a role in civilian-military dissonance. New research explore three hypotheses to explain the schism

Does Taxing Carbon Level the Playing Field for Wind Power?

Raising the cost of dirty power through carbon taxing won’t necessarily cure our addiction to gas and coal

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?