government

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...

Why Passing the State Budget on Time is a Must for Stabilizing Market Conditions

The authors of a study analyzing state budgets find that the lack of fiscal governance, defined as enacting a budget on time, causes variation in general obligation bond yield spreads for state issuers.

Creating Self-Enforcing Democracy: Fraud, Protest, and the Role of International Observers

The presence of international elections observers may discourage both election fraud and “sore loser” protests.

A Call to Service

Do reductions in government spending increase altruistic behavior?

Reaping the Dividends of Development: UNDP in Post-Conflict Nations

UNDP's Eugenia Piza-Lopez and Jago Salmon discuss the organization's strategy in nations struggling to rebuild after conflict

The Pursuit of Efficiency: An Interview with Dan Tangherlini

The Acting Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration discusses agency reform