Research in Brief

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.

Cities Insecure: Urban Poor in Times of Rising Food Prices

The pricey downside of life in the city.

Balancing Humanitarian Aid and Sustainable Development

Making the transition from short-term needs to long-term progress.

Browner Pastures

Brownfield makeovers aren't glamorous for everyone.

Why Migrate When You Have TV?

There is little doubt that media dominates modern life. But is media's influence so great that it affects where we decide to live?

Gaming Out Inequality

Game-based learning may portray an unrealistic vision of life in American society.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Making Use of Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Making Use of Carbon Capture and Sequestration

MIT’s Howard J. Herzog explores the central issues involved in transforming carbon capture and storage (CCS) from a boutique technology to a broadly commercial one.

Leaping Forward in ICU Care and Cost Management

Leaping Forward in ICU Care and Cost Management

While Dr. James Gasperino argues that the Affordable Care Act will put pressure on hospitals to increase their standards of care, he believes that cost-effectiveness will be driven by the private sector.

Credit Stagnation in the MENA

Credit Stagnation in the MENA

Credit market recovery in the Middle East and North African region will lag global economic recovery. Economic shortfalls are likely throughout the region and policymakers must take actions to dampen adverse effects.