New York

Driving Innovation: Firm Diversity and the Startup Ecosystem

Diversity of firm size is arguably a vital contributor to a region’s innovation.

Downtown Democracy: Municipal Government’s Responsiveness to Mass Policy Preferences

New research finds that there is an ideological-bent to municipal public policies, and that this trend is reflective of the mass public’s policy preferences.

Howard Wolfson on post-9/11 Privacy and Security in Urban America

Political strategist and former New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson discusses how terrorism, technology, and crime have impacted views on privacy and security.

Stop, Children, What’s That Sound? The Unintended Consequences of Police Contact on Juveniles

Study finds that “stop, question, and frisk” interactions between juveniles and police lead to an enhanced likelihood of future youth delinquency.

The Real Green Movement?: Taxation’s Impact on Fracking

New research looks at local governments’ willingness to ban hydraulic fracturing based on their potential revenue.

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.

The Deadly Vaccine Loophole: Religious Exemptions and the Rise of Pertussis in New York

Exemptions to vaccines have played a large role in the reoccurrence of diseases previously thought to be under control in the United States.

Enduring Damage: The Effects of Childhood Poverty on Adult Health

For young children, poverty’s most damaging effects manifest over time.

The GED Is Changing: Evidence Suggests GED Prep Courses Should Change Too

Improved GED prep programs could significantly increase passage rates and college enrollment, suggests a timely and encouraging study from MDRC.

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