Research in Brief

Labor Markets, Fertility Decisions and Human Capital Investments

As women in developing countries gain exposure to the labor market, their attitudes toward marriage, fertility, and professional development change.

Temperature Shocks and Economic Growth

Climate change is about more than just the weather. Three economists find that rising temperatures lead to falling economic growth.

Welcome, Stranger: The Positive Labor Market Effects of Immigration

In a study of OECD countries, immigration had a small positive impact on receiving countries' labor markets.

Family Planning and Education: A Case Study in Ethiopia

Family planning services are most effective in communities with low levels of education.

High Speed Rail: Is It Pulling into a City Near You?

High speed rail is coming, but where should it go?

Where Have All The Bees Gone?

New research looks at the link between colony collapse and pesticide exposure.

The Economics of Human Smuggling

Policymakers can fight human smuggling with economics.

No Push, No Pull

Pension plans change the labor market for principals and teachers.

Conspicuous Conservation

For environmentally friendly products, performance isn't everything.

Failure to Launch: New York City and Congestion Pricing

New York's failed plan for congestion pricing has lessons for policymakers everywhere.