Research in Brief

How Far Would You Travel for Work? Disentangling the Effects of Geography, Job Search and Employment

After the financial crisis, the number of unemployed workers in the United States reached nearly 15 million in 2009 and...

Is Israel’s Wall Corroding Peace in Gaza?

Despite the official Israeli demilitarization of the Gaza Strip in 2005, international organizations argue that Israel holds de-facto control over...

The Financial Impact of Natural Disasters: Beyond Disaster Aid

 Recent wildfires in California and catastrophic flooding in Louisiana have drawn public attention to natural disasters across the United States....

How Organizational Changes Can Increase Competitiveness: Evidence from Brazil

Productivity is a fundamental concept in business because it encompasses how employees, firms, and the economy as a whole efficiently...

The Impact of Financing on Labor Markets in Developing Countries

Most firms in today’s economy are dependent on financial services such as lending or insurance.  Developed countries are at the...

Social Capital Matters for the Mental Health of Children in Rural China

This piece, first published on July 13, 2016, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

The Billion Dollar Question: Are Counter-Terrorism Efforts Effective?

 This piece, first published on April 8, 2014, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Shaky Ground: How the Disposal of Wastewater from Oil Production Increases the Risk of Earthquakes in Oklahoma

Since the early 2000s, there has been an increase in the number of earthquakes observed near oil and gas exploration...

Is It Time for China to Embrace A Property Tax?

This piece, first published on May 13, 2015, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Separate and Suffering: The Damaging Effects of Residential Segregation on Metropolitan Economies

This piece, first published on January 29, 2014, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...