Research Highlights

The AEA profiles research from all of our journals covering the wide range of topics that economists study. The entire archive of research highlights is below. A list of featured charts from AEA journals are also available.

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Danger lurks below

January 25, 2021
How much do leaky underground petroleum tanks harm our health and what should policymakers do about it?

Mobile money and migration

January 15, 2021
An experiment in Bangladesh showed that its new urban workers can use mobile banking to help support their families in the countryside.

Wholesale collusion?

December 18, 2020
Reforms to African agriculture markets didn’t help farmers or consumers as intended. The reason seems to be with how intermediary traders set prices.

Gendered laws

December 9, 2020
Penny Goldberg discusses how legal gender discrimination affects women’s economic opportunities around the globe.