Research in Brief

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.

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?