Research in Brief

The Urban East

The new Global Cities Index and Emerging Cities Outlook report looks at the international powerhouses of tomorrow

And What of Cohort Size?

Researchers use cohort size to investigate the impact of classroom size on grade level retention

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Medium Rare: What’s Cooking in the Rare Earth Element Market?

Markets for Rare Earth Metals have become increasingly volatile. Six economists project future supply and demand trends.

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.