Research in Brief

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.

Hedge Funds

Food remittances and foreign aid ease the impact of food price shocks.

Who Can Afford Affordable Housing?

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit, along with the Housing Choice Voucher program, haven't relieved the housing cost burden.

FITs and Starts: Getting Renewable Power to the Grid

FITs and Starts: Getting Renewable Power to the Grid

A researcher evaluates two lesser-known methods to spur renewable energy production. He finds them wanting.

China’s Thirst for Energy

China's insatiable thirst for energy means climate change is inevitable.

The Suburban Startup

Entrepreneurs go belly up in the city. Not so much in the suburbs.