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Higher Taxes Can Make Altruistic Jobs More Attractive

But subsidizing these careers may ultimately do more good.

Policy

Christine Lagarde on Income Inequality, Brexit, and the Power of M&Ms

A Q&A with the IMF managing director and Kellogg’s Sergio Rebelo.

An H1-B Visa holder applies for a job
Policy

Does the H-1B Visa Program Hurt American Workers?

At least in one industry, these applicants appear to take jobs others do not want.

Policy

How Much Do Brokerage Firms Benefit from Political Connections?

Politicians can’t trade on insider information—but the firms they talk to can.

Is Reading Someone’s Emails Like Entering Their Home?

How conceptions of privacy change over time and how analogies pave the way.

Policy

Can Raising the Capital Gains Tax Rate Ever Attract Investors?

The traditional view that raising rates hurts firms deserves a closer look.

Policy

How Much Will You Pay Today for a Better Tomorrow?

How we answer that question has the power to shape climate-change policy.

Policy

There Is a Downside to Increased Enrollment in Higher Ed

How opening the floodgates can hurt the classroom experience.

Healthcare

Why Healthcare Spending Has Slowed

Is the Affordable Care Act getting too much credit?

Policy

Does Democracy Curb Corruption?

A clever study investigates the link between where roads are built and who is in power.

Policy

Can the Private Sector Solve the U.S. Infrastructure Crisis?

Why it may take public-private partnerships to keep our bridges from crumbling.

Social Impact

How Hateful Rhetoric Can Create a Vicious Cycle of Dehumanization

The way we feel perceived can have dangerous consequences.

Social Impact

The Danger of Dehumanizing Others

People who think other groups are less evolved are more likely to support retaliation against them.

Social Impact

Communities Are Partners, Not Beneficiaries

Advice for getting global health projects off the ground.

High frequency traders affect the markets in many ways - in most cases, positively.
Finance & Accounting

Do High-Frequency Traders Deserve Their Bad Rap?

Though suspicions abound, HFTs generally help markets function and grow.

Operations

Why Power Companies Love Smart Meters

Smart meters provide richer data, enabling smarter pricing strategies and a smoother electricity supply chain.

Policy

The Economics of the Illegal Drug Market

An argument for sentencing dealers based on the purity of their product.

Healthcare

Who Bears the Cost of the Uninsured? Nonprofit Hospitals.

When governments do not provide health insurance, hospitals must provide it instead.

Healthcare

Collaborating to Save Lives

For an integrated healthcare organization, culture is the key to operational efficiency.