Research in Brief

Lessons from the 2006-2008 World Food Crisis

The secret to international food security is agricultural productivity, policy predictability, and openness to trade.

Pirating for Innovation

Are content providers pulling the wool over our eyes? Is piracy actually good for innovation?

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Slowpokes

Despite attention from federal policymakers, the transition to the digital future remains elusive for some hospitals.

The Great Cities of 2025

The cities of the developing world are taking off. The cities of the Global North ought to get on board, or risk being left behind.

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Keeping up with the Jonesing

Methadone clinics aren't dangerous. Convenience stores are.

Hangzhou: Urban Development and China’s Transitional Economy

The "Geneva of the Orient" provides a case-study of economic development in China.

A New Role for Management

An ethnographic study of a mixed-income development in Boston reveals that management's role is key.

A Down Payment on Progress

Conditional cash transfer programs reward good behavior now and result in improved living standards later.

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Cleaner at a Cost

A new study finds that Clean Air Act regulations reduce productivity in the manufacturing sector.

Going Half Hog: CAFOs Downscale in the Face of Regulation

Something smells funny at hog farms. And it's not the hogs.