The SNAP program is more successful than economic theory would predict at boosting families’ grocery spending. This makes it especially important to understand how it affects the composition of purchased food, a question the authors are pursuing in work with Ryan Kessler.
How widespread is tax evasion – and what does that imply for the true extent of inequality? New research explores these questions by analyzing a unique dataset of leaked customer lists from offshore financial institutions (‘’Swiss Leaks’ from HSBC Switzerland and the ‘Panama Papers’ of Mossack Fonseca) and tax amnesties conducted in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-09. These are then matched to population-wide administrative income and wealth records in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Identifying the effect that legal work status has on immigrant outcomes is critical to understanding the current debate on the relationship between migration and crime
We assess whether attendance at charter high schools produces meaningful long-term gains for historically disadvantaged urban youth, focusing on outcomes linked to college attendance.
Women were about 8% of all pharmacists in 1960 and they are about 55% today.
There is an argument that larger, more powerful insurance companies can obtain lower provider rates, and pass along realized savings to consumers.
Telecommunications companies, which once mainly delivered video and telephone services, are shifting their focus to broadband.
Understanding the migration decisions of highly skilled individuals is important as research shows that high-skilled migration is beneficial for a receiving country’s economy and that immigrants disproportionately contribute to innovation
Without government benefits, would recipients struggle to survive, perhaps relying on a patchwork of temporary income sources, or would they eventually become self-sufficient and thrive?
Patients may be better off if drugs had fewer side effects, even if those drugs were less effective at improving underlying health.
Designing a policy that strikes the appropriate balance between curbing domestic greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the competitive position of emissions-intensive manufacturing sectors requires detailed knowledge of the structure and dynamics of the industries subject to regulation
Devaluation increasingly has become a double-edged sword as the world’s economies have become more tightly intertwined.
The fact that larger firms have to pay a higher regulatory “tax” may be a reason why some companies just below the threshold of 50 employees do not want to grow.
Neither lack of talent nor lack of labour market rewards discourage young women from studying advanced mathematics at school
Recent research finds that the economic benefits of transportation infrastructure investment can be significant.
How tax schedules are designed has important implications for people’s choices about whether and to whom they get married; how much time they devote to work, leisure and ‘home production’ activities and how resources within the household are shared between family members.