Research in Brief

Does Foreign Aid Have an Effect on Economic Growth? New Research Adds to the Debate

There is an ongoing debate about the impact of international aid on growth, particularly in developing countries. Jeffrey Sachs and William Easterly represent the...

Influencing Innovation: Government’s Role in Subsidizing R&D

Firms often underinvest in research and development (R&D) when there is no government intervention. There are many uncertainties and risks...

Wicked Smart: Massachusetts’s Efforts to Turn Around a Failing School District

Just 30 miles north of Boston on the Merrimack River is the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts. This industrial metropolitan area...

Paying Too Much for Energy? The True Costs of Our Energy Choices

With less than five percent of the world’s population, the United States consumes about one-fifth (21 percent) of the world’s...

Exceptional Access: How a “Back Door” Could Create Large-Scale Security Threats

On February 16, 2016, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, issued a letter to customers in which he declared his...

Food Aid in Syria: Good Intentions, Unintended Outcomes

Emergency food aid is often depicted as the international community’s humane response to a crisis, aimed at alleviating suffering in...

Can Comments Improve Care? How Yelp Reviews Can Help Patients and Providers Understand Experiences of Hospital Care

Recently, there has been an increased focus on improving patient satisfaction in health care. Patient experience is one of the...

Community Anchors: How Can Arts & Culture Improve Neighborhoods?

As many American cities try to determine the most effective mechanisms to revitalize their struggling neighborhoods, the concept of arts-led...

Demolition, Displacement, and the Effect on Children in Chicago Public Housing

Housing is the foundation of a family’s life. This basic need determines the surrounding environment, the schools children attend, access...

Bullying in South Korea: A Long-Lasting Burden to Carry

In their research, Miguel Sarzosa and Sergio Urzúa examine how cognitive and non-cognitive skills can influence the occurrence of bullying, and how these skills can exacerbate the effects of bullying on outcomes such as depression, school attainment, satisfaction, and health.