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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Demagoguery on the airwaves

September 15, 2021
Tianyi Wang discusses Father Coughlin’s populist radio broadcasts and their effects on public opinion during the Great Depression.

Shaping politics

September 7, 2021
Being exposed to greater diversity in elementary and middle school affects party registration in adulthood.

Performance pay

August 27, 2021
How important is a compensation structure to attracting and retaining the best teachers?

What drives drivers?

August 23, 2021
The preference for Uber's commission-based compensation over the fixed-fee arrangements of traditional taxis.

The politics of tax evasion

August 18, 2021
Julie Berry Cullen and Ebonya Washington discuss the ways in which attitudes toward government affect how people report income.