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Breaking the silence

February 19, 2020
Do victims of sexual assault have an incentive to file a report earlier than libelers?

Dreaming of an education

February 14, 2020
The DACA program significantly boosted high school enrollment for undocumented migrants.

Don’t feed the trolls

February 10, 2020
More care in crafting patents could be an efficient way to rein in frivolous lawsuits.

Not ready to retire

February 5, 2020
The AEA interviews Christopher Tonetti about why older Americans would keep working if they had job flexibility.

More testing is needed

January 27, 2020
The regulatory process for new medical technology is faster in Europe than the US. But which system benefits consumers the most?

When the well runs dry

January 22, 2020
Small farmers are adapting to water loss by leaving the fields and working elsewhere.

Expanding access to elections

January 17, 2020
Early voting laws can have significant effects on participation and the partisan composition of government.

Tuition troubles

January 13, 2020
Texas may show how to keep colleges open to poor students, while still providing a top-notch education.

Carrying the scars of conflict

January 8, 2020
How does being exposed to violence as a child affect the behavior of asylum seekers in their new host country?