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September 13, 2018

Supreme Court Justices Become Less Impartial and More Ideological When Casting the Swing Vote

A new study suggests that justices may treat cases differently when given a chance to shape policy.

Militaries defend themselves against cyber attacks.
August 3, 2018

How Governments Can Better Defend Themselves Against Cyberattacks

The threat of retaliation can keep the peace. But that assumes you know who is attacking you.

People visit a bank
May 8, 2018

How to Make Economic Development More Inclusive

Two finance experts discuss the need to tailor strategies to specific underserved communities.

March 5, 2018

Does Lowering the Corporate Tax Rate Spur Economic Growth?

Results of a new study have implications for the recent U.S. tax overhaul.

Privatizing Medicaid drug benefits reduces spending
March 2, 2018

Privatizing Medicaid Drug Benefits Reduces Spending

The savings come without any decrease in quality of care, new research shows.

Terrorism vs. mental illness as a reason for violence
March 1, 2018

When Do People Label Attackers as Terrorists versus Mentally Ill?

New research shows that people’s assumptions go beyond stereotypes.

a family adds assets to its house
February 5, 2018

Take 5: How Do Households Manage Fluctuating Finances?

Plus, how policymakers can help them manage better.

The impact of healthcare mergers and acquisitions on price.
February 1, 2018

When Healthcare Providers Consolidate, Medical Bills Rise

Can anything be done to rein in this expensive trend?

February 1, 2018

Audit Regulations Meant to Curb Accounting Scandals Are Working, Mostly

A post-Enron oversight board is a useful example for the regulation of other industries.

Donating food is paternalistic aid
January 3, 2018

The Complicated Logic Behind Donating to a Food Pantry Rather than Giving a Hungry Person Cash

If we were in need, we’d likely want money. So what accounts for that difference?

How are biracial people perceived in terms of race
December 6, 2017

How Are Black–White Biracial People Perceived in Terms of Race?

Understanding the answer—and why black and white Americans may perceive biracial people differently—is increasingly important in a multiracial society.

People pass an e-cigarette billboard
December 4, 2017

Why Banning E-cigarette Ads on TV Could Backfire

A new study finds that an increase in e-cigarette ads leads to a decrease in traditional cigarette sales.

A robot fills out a tax form.
December 1, 2017

How a “Robot Tax” Could Reduce Income Inequality

This tax can also be part of a plan to improve the economy as a whole.

a doctor examines a patient
December 1, 2017

Four Ways to Improve the Efficiency of U.S. Healthcare Markets

An economist discusses how to ensure the right mix of access, affordability, and quality.

a family adds assets to its house
December 1, 2017

Measuring the Impact of Dodd–Frank on Household Leverage

The regulation’s attempt to prevent people from taking on mortgages they can’t repay may not work as intended.

November 2, 2017

How Do People Respond to Sales Tax Increases?

New research shows we aren’t as blasé as economists thought.

Tax policy analysts study options.
October 11, 2017

Analyzing the Trump Tax Plan

A former acting director of the Congressional Budget Office explains the impact on the deficit, corporate taxes, and pass-through income.

Worker and automation with American flag.
October 2, 2017

Robots Are Taking Americans’ Jobs. What Can Be Done?

Four concrete policy proposals to get people back to work.

A child makes a choice from a large choice set.
September 5, 2017

Are You Offering Your Children Too Many Choices?

Deciding between an abundance of options leads to less engagement with the final choice.

A woman fills out an SEC risk disclosure form.
September 1, 2017

Investors Prefer It When Corporations Are Specific about the Risk They Face

The market values detailed risk disclosures. But executives should be cautious about oversharing.

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