Research in Brief

The Great Cities of 2025

The cities of the developing world are taking off. The cities of the Global North ought to get on board, or risk being left behind.

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Keeping up with the Jonesing

Methadone clinics aren't dangerous. Convenience stores are.

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.