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Which Income Group Benefits from Commuting Subsidies? Lessons from Germany

Most countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) offer one form or another of tax breaks for commuting...

Does Foreign Aid Have an Effect on Economic Growth? New Research Adds to the Debate

This piece, first published on June 15, 2016, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Does Foreign Aid Have an Effect on Economic Growth? New Research Adds to the Debate

There is an ongoing debate about the impact of international aid on growth, particularly in developing countries. Jeffrey Sachs and William Easterly represent the...

How Female Migration Can Reduce Gender Inequality

A recent OECD study suggests that differences in the rates of immigration across gender are associated with socially-institutionalized forms of gender inequality, such as norms that restrict females’ access to education, family planning, property ownership, and labor markets. The authors study how these factors impact female migration and, in turn, contribute to perpetuating gender inequality.

Using Real Time Data to Forecast Impacts of Financial Crises

New research outlines the impact of economic crises in the Post-War Era using real time data.

Immigration Makes Economic Sense, Say Researchers

Study shows how the positive impact of immigration extends beyond the traditional services sector.

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Gas’s Golden Age: The World Energy Outlook

The future of natural gas is bright. Switching to gas, though, is no panacea.

Income Inequality Despite Economic Growth

Emerging economies are facing the same type of income inequality that recent protests have highlighted in developed countries.

One Region, Two Plans? How Chicagoland Can Take Economic Flight

Two new reports highlight the challenges and opportunities for economic development in the Chicagoland area.