Policy Studies

“Who Benefits When Firms Game Corrective Policies?,”

Sometimes firms comply with a regulation by gaming the measure targeted by policy rather than by changing their behavior. This relates...

“Overcoming Inertia: Why It’s Time to End the War in Afghanistan,”

A full political settlement built around a cease-fire and a withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan is within reach—but only if policymakers are willing to make significant concessions to the Taliban and to dispense with erroneous rationales for continuing the fight.

“Does Class Size Matter? How, and at What Cost?,”

What determines student achievement? The usual approach is to think of achievement as the output of an educational production function....

“Taxing Wealth and Capital Income,”

Taxing the wealthy is a hot issue among Democratic candidates for president. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is proposing an annual wealth...

“Do Immigrants Import Terrorism?,”

The relationship between immigration and terrorism is an important public policy concern. Using bilateral migration data for 174...

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