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Can we keep our Internet behavior private?
May 5, 2016

Is Reading Someone’s Emails Like Entering Their Home?

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

Capital gains tax rate is like several dials affecting growth.
May 5, 2016

Can Raising the Capital Gains Tax Rate Ever Attract Investors?

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

April 4, 2016

How Much Will You Pay Today for a Better Tomorrow?

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

Liquidity kept auto purchases flowing via captive lessors.
April 4, 2016

Why Did Car Sales Drop So Dramatically During the Financial Crisis?

Even willing buyers were affected by a credit freeze.

Higher education enrollement
February 1, 2016

There Is a Downside to Increased Enrollment in Higher Ed

How opening the floodgates can hurt the classroom experience.

Healthcare professionals try to diagnose why healthcare spending has slowed.
February 1, 2016

Why Healthcare Spending Has Slowed

Is the Affordable Care Act getting too much credit?

democracy and economic growth: Kenya's roads
February 1, 2016

Does Democracy Curb Corruption?

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

January 4, 2016

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

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

Two arms erase each other in a cycle of dehumanization.
January 4, 2016

How Hateful Rhetoric Can Create a Vicious Cycle of Dehumanization

The way we feel perceived can have dangerous consequences.

Dehumanization is demonstrated by a person being erased.
December 8, 2015

The Danger of Dehumanizing Others

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

To succeed, foreign aid and health programs need buy-in and coordination with local partners.
November 2, 2015

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.
November 2, 2015

Do High-Frequency Traders Deserve Their Bad Rap?

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

Smart meters enable surge pricing schemes which encourage users to be conscious of their power usage during peak load times.
September 8, 2015

Why Power Companies Love Smart Meters

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

July 6, 2015

The Economics of the Illegal Drug Market

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

June 22, 2015

Who Bears the Cost of the Uninsured? Nonprofit Hospitals.

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

May 1, 2015

Collaborating to Save Lives

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

A police officer attempts stock market regulation.
January 5, 2015

What Will It Take to Regulate the Stock Markets?

Better data and better cooperation are needed.

December 1, 2014

Is Your Household Liquid Enough?

Ample cash reserves aid households when faced with the unexpected.

December 1, 2014

Fixing the Next Mortgage Crisis

What if mortgages could be refinanced automatically?

November 3, 2014

Keeping in Justice’s Good Graces

A discussion with Aviv Nevo on his tenure at the Department of Justice

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