economics

Immigration and Jobs: David Card’s Influential Study

A chief concern of modern policy is the impact of immigrants on natives’ employment prospects. The difficulty for academics attempting...

On Populism: Remarks by Dr. Ernesto Zedillo at the 2017 Latin American Policy Forum

Publication Note: These remarks were delivered by Dr. Ernesto Zedillo at the 2017 Latin American Policy Forum, which took place...

Economists Are Finding a New Perspective on Immigration

As recently as twenty years ago, economists taught that as the supply of unskilled labor increased due to immigration, legal...

You’ve Been Accepted to College, but How Do You Pay for It? A Proposal to Streamline Federal Financial Aid

A recent research report entitled “Tax Benefits For College Attendance” conducted by Susan Dynarski and Judith Scott-Clayton investigates how the federal government could streamline the existing federal financial aid system and increase uptake for college tax benefits.

Standing out from the Crowd: How College Degrees, Internships, and Academic Performance Influence Hiring Decisions

A new study uses experimental data from a resume audit to determine whether college degrees and internship experience have an impact on job opportunities for recent college graduates.

Medicare Part D Plans: The more the merrier?

Recent research finds little evidence of choice overload in the Medicare Part D Plan market.

Rethinking the Optimal Tariff Theory

Using forty years of price data from the raw cane sugar market in New York City, trade economist Douglas Irwin finds that market demand responds asymmetrically to tariff increases versus tariff reductions.

Ending Poverty? Modern Slums and Stagnation in Government Action

Researchers find that the mechanisms behind past slum development success stories do not adequately translate to fixing slums in the modern developing world.

Policy Radio | Charles Wheelan on Popular Economics, Running for Office, and Political Centrism

This week, we sit down with Professor Charles Wheelan to discuss his upcoming book, The Centrist Manifesto, his unsuccessful run for Congress, and the differences between policy wonks and political hacks.

Finding the Market Value in Certificates

How valuable are non-degree certificate programs for participants?

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