Research in Brief

Will (Probably) Teach for Performance Pay

Not all pay-for-performance schemes are created equal.

Something for a Rainy Day

Low-income countries that can afford to be thrifty fare better during financial crises.

Postdisaster Housing Policy: Lessons from Katrina

How can we best support low-income survivors after natural disasters?

Once In A Centillion Years

How much should we spend to avoid a very, very bad event that almost certainly won't happen?

A Case for Evaluating Teachers

A study links teacher evaluations to improvements in students' lifetime earnings.

The Car, the Refrigerator, and the World’s Booming Demand for Energy

The world is flat. Almost. But not quite.

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.