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Chart of the Week

State-unbuilding

November 14, 2018
The Taliban recognized the importance of elections and made them a primary target.
Announcement

AEA Climate Survey

November 14, 2018
NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting a survey on behalf of the American Economic Association (AEA) about the professional climate in economics.
Research Highlight

Shadow business

November 12, 2018
How many cartels exist and how important is competition policy to reining them in?
Research Highlight

The heroin balloon

November 7, 2018
A push to make prescription opioids more difficult to abuse touched off a surge of heroin deaths.
Chart of the Week

A shock to civility

November 5, 2018
When liberalized trade caused foreign competition to increase in Brazil, crime went up, too.
Research Highlight

Fragile innovation

November 2, 2018
This video explains how financial innovation helped cause the 2008 financial crisis.