Research in Brief

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?

Protesters and Pepper Spray

Police action is quieting the public square.

Income Inequality Despite Economic Growth

Emerging economies are facing the same type of income inequality that recent protests have highlighted in developed countries.

Fixing the Youth Jobs Pipeline

Workforce training programs should appeal to employers' needs, not their charity.

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Looking for the Losers in New-New Trade Theory

Trade liberalization couldn't raise wages, could it?

Positive Assortative Teaching

Good teachers like to be around other good teachers.

Shock Therapy for the Homeowner

High gas prices popped the housing bubble.

Blowin’ Through Texas: Local Wind Farm Economics

Wind farms create jobs in small communities. But are the economic benefits enjoyed mostly by city slickers?

Pessimistic Americans Are Bad Shoppers

The Great Recession has meant $1.069 trillion less in consumer expenditures. And consumers still aren't feeling confident.

The Water Is Good

Ethiopians' reviews of water infrastructure improvements are generally rave.