Research in Brief

Resource Rich, Capital Investment Poor

Lessons in financial management for resource-rich countries.

Spacing Out: Geographic Boundary Setting by Drug Treatment Courts

Should drug treatment courts subscribe to that age-old adage "out of sight, out of mind"?

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Anything But Conventional: Wage Inequality and International Trade

Two economists find that trade theory gets wage inequality wrong.

Turn Around: You Might Like What You See

Turnaround schools in Chicago start to show some positive results.

When Costs Outweigh Benefits: Accounting for Environmental Externalities

Beware of net negative value industries.

Educating for Equality

A scholarship program for Kenyan girls has benefits for that go far beyond the classroom.

A Good Carbon Tax

Cap-and-tax might be the best way to mitigate emissions after all.

Missing the Middle

The nation's neighborhoods increasingly segregate by income.

It Pays to Price Congestion

It saves commuters time and money, so why is it so unpopular?

Pulling the Purse Strings: Choice and Competition in Public Schools

Urban school districts spend to compete.