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Research Highlight

Debts and degrees

June 21, 2019
In a randomized controlled trial, telling students about loans led to more borrowing, but also better grades.
Research Highlight

Starting early

June 17, 2019
What are the effects of enrolling younger children in a pre-K program?
Research Highlight

Turning to cartels

June 12, 2019
When factories leave town, does violence get worse?
Announcement

Martin Feldstein (1939-2019)

June 12, 2019
One of the most influential economists of his generation and president of the AEA in 2004.
Chart of the Week

Spurring work, not wages

June 10, 2019
A tax cut for young Swedish workers turned out very differently than traditional economic theory would predict.
Research Highlight

Digging deeper into debt

June 7, 2019
Why would anybody want to keep taking on expensive high-interest loans?
Chart of the Week

China's embrace of robots

June 5, 2019
The world's second largest economy has become a global leader in its adoption of robotic technology.