Urban Affairs

Your Mother-in-Law Should Take the “El” and Other Insights Into the Value of Public Transportation

The public benefits of mass transit resulting from a reduction in traffic alone outweigh the cost of public investment in infrastructure in the LA metropolitan area.

Rising Fuel Costs Drive Up Carpooling Rates

A new study finds that drivers respond to higher fuel prices by forming more carpools and finding substitute modes of transportation.

No Longer Locked In

The ACA weakens the link between employers and access to health insurance. What will the labor market implications be?

Wheels in Motion: Should Cities Get Behind Car Sharing?

A new study explores the ups and downs of car sharing in a complex transportation market.

Understanding Mixed Messages in Baltimore’s War Against Crime

Baltimore’s attempt to replicate Chicago’s CeaseFire program presents less consistent outcomes with important lessons.

America’s Prisons: Warehouses or Criminal Creators?

A study of Cook County Courts seeks to pinpoint the true effects of imprisonment on employment and recidivism.

Who’s in Your ‘Hood: The Relationship between Neighborhood Diversity and Americans’ Acceptance of Immigrants

A study examines the link between neighborhood composition and Americans' acceptance of immigration.

Ignoring Successful Practices: A Case Study of Michelle Rhee and William Bratton

Under what conditions are dramatic policy reforms successful and sustainable?

Drugs, Racial Bias, and Academic Discord

Academics disagree on the existence of racial bias in policing drug crimes

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