National Bureau of Economic Research

Enduring the Heat: Could residential air conditioning mitigate the danger of global climate change?

From the US experience, the adoption of residential air conditioning appears to be a promising way to reduce heat-related mortality rates in developing countries.

The Power of the (Medicare) Dollar: Changes in Medicare Payments Affect Private Insurance Payouts

A study of market factors that influence Medicare’s ability to set prices provides interesting and offsetting long term implications.

Food Stamps: More than a Safety Net?

Researchers find positive effects on health and economic self-sufficiency decades after initial exposure to the largest US hunger safety net program.

Does Working from Home Improve Workers’ Performance?

Employees working from home are less likely to leave the company and report higher work satisfaction.

The Cost of Urban Violence: High Crime and the Price-Elasticity of Policing

Does putting more cops on the street help to reduce crime?

The Effect of Additional Time in School on Students’ Cognitive Skills

A new study examines whether more time in the classroom mean smarter students.

Core-Knowledge: Sparking Interest in College

Authors use a randomized field experiment to study the impact of college knowledge on students’ attitudes toward and interests in college.

What’s Cooking? Effects of a School Breakfast Program on Student Achievement

Your parents said it was the most important meal of the day, but does providing breakfast in the classroom have measurable effects on academic achievement?

And What of Cohort Size?

Researchers use cohort size to investigate the impact of classroom size on grade level retention

The Car, the Refrigerator, and the World’s Booming Demand for Energy

The world is flat. Almost. But not quite.

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