Research in Brief

The Microcredit Balancing Act

Is there such a thing as too much microcredit?

Will Basel III Help or Hurt?

Will new regulations make the financial system safe or just ineffective?

Does Post-Disaster Aid Reach the Neediest Populations?

The outpouring of aid in Haiti failed to reach the people who needed it most.

Metro Recovery in a Global Economy

U.S. metros, the nation's exporters, are driving economic recovery.

A New Standard for Transit Investments

Livability principles can help policymakers prioritize transit spending, especially for Bus Rapid Transit.

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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.