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What Will Economic Policy Look Like Under Trump? A Conversation with Austan Goolsbee

While there is obviously a great deal of speculation regarding specifics, the general contours of President-elect Trump’s economic plan seem...

More Than Numbers: How Qualitative Research Can Win Elections

This piece was first published on April 3, 2013.You led a new initiative this election with the Obama campaign: online...

No Pomp, All Circumstance: How Changing the College Experience Could Close the Higher Education Gap

There is a staggering gap between low- and middle-income students in college completion rates. New research indicates that the key to closing this gap may be focusing on helping first-generation students develop “school-relevant selves.”

University of Chicago Presidential Scholar Weighs In on Obama Library

Professor William Howell explores the reasons presidential libraries are important and the academic value of having the Obama Library near the University of Chicago.

State of the Union Part 2: Obama’s Gamble on Free Community College

Free community college will help, but opportunity costs will prevent others from taking advantage of the president’s proposal.

The Top Four Policy Issues Surrounding Ferguson

Chicago Policy Review reports on the insights provided by policy research on four policy issues that have surfaced in Ferguson, Missouri since the death of Michael Brown.

Commercial Success: How Obama’s Media Campaign Influenced the Election

Obama’s Director of Paid Media discusses changes in campaigning and how the campaign found success.

Israel and the Two-State Solution: Fantasy or Reality?

John Mearsheimer discusses America’s role in the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations.

Health IT—Helpful or Not?

A disappointing performance for health information technology and Electronic Medical Records in a study of Medicare Patient outcomes

Let’s Make a Deal: An Analytical Framework for the Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Researchers graphically illustrate why previous diplomatic efforts have failed to deter Iran’s progress toward a nuclear weapons capability.

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