Research in Brief

Mid-sized Cities: Punching above their weight

Medium sized cities are a major driver of economic growth in the American economy

Healthcare Report Cards: Low GPA

Consumers give healthcare report cards a failing grade

The Unlocked Door of the Foreclosure Crisis

New research takes a second look at the substantial racial gap in the foreclosure crisis

Incomplete Assistance: Obstacles to Achieving Food Security

Agricultural micro-lending programs hold great promise, but addressing underlying impediments to production holds the key to sustainability

Student Debt: How Much Is Too Much?

The price of attending a four year college is rising. Is borrowing for school still worth the cost?

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?