Research in Brief

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Gas’s Golden Age: The World Energy Outlook

The future of natural gas is bright. Switching to gas, though, is no panacea.

The Financial Industry: Too Important to Leave to Bankers

Improved disclosure of financial information and compensation schemes that tie executive pay to credit quality could help avoid another financial collapse.

Bite-Size Nuclear Reactors: More Than We Can Chew?

Small modular reactors have design and, potentially, cost advantages. Regulatory obstacles, however, remain significant.

Homeownership in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

Low-income homeowners get some satisfaction.

Public-Private Partnerships in International Development

The U.S. should put away its wallet and concentrate on making friends.

The Green Space Chase: Property Values in Arid Climates

Homebuyers are willing to pay a green premium, so long as they aren't near public parks and golf courses.

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Iranian Sanctions: New Wine in Old Bottles?

The oil embargo against Iran will hurt that country's economy. But it could also have adverse effects in the EU.

Reinventing the Internal Combustion Engine

Engineers can squeeze more efficiency gains from the old standby, if only policy would inspire them to.

A Less Adversarial Model for Charter Schools

Can't we all just get along? Charter schools offer strategies for closing the achievement gap that public schools can use.

Still Unequal, Less Separate

A recent paper found that Americans are highly segregated by income. A new paper finds the opposite is true for race.