Research in Brief

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.

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"?