Research in Brief

It’s Projection, Stupid: The Nexus of Agricultural Protectionism, Job Insecurity, and Politics

Lots of people support agricultural subsidies. Too many for a collective action story to explain the support away.

Regulation vs. Reality: Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers

Improving regulations governing migrants to Jordan could improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of laborers.

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Figuring Out If It Matters

Researchers take an in-depth look into Chicago's After School Matters.

What’s That Burger Emitting?

The business of food is bad for the planet. But the problem isn't just a first-world one.

To Divert or Not To Divert: The Impact of TIFs on Chicago Public Schools

TIFs don't exactly steal money from Chicago schools. But schools would probably have more money without them.

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Working Out: The Benefits of a Transitional Jobs Program for Ex-Offenders

A prisoner reentry program just might be the holy grail of job creation. If only politicians cared.

Where Will We Be Without the Individual Mandate?

With the Supreme Court considering the constitutionality of the individual mandate, how worried should policymakers be if the mandate must be abandoned?

Tenure or Turnover?

New research finds that teacher turnover is disruptive. And offers some reasons why.

It Takes a Community

A community school isn't simply another service provider. It is a hub for community partnerships.

More Palatable and Less Effective

GDP-linked carbon intensity targets lure wary parties to the climate negotiating table. But are these targets any more than a tease?