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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Military handoffs

August 4, 2021
Austin Wright discusses the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan and the Taliban's response.

Delaying pay

July 30, 2021
An experiment in Malawi reveals how a deferred wage scheme can overcome barriers to saving.

Black market for appointments

July 26, 2021
Scalpers book free appointments online and then profit by selling them on secondary black markets. But there may be a simple solution.

How policy shapes culture

July 21, 2021
Natalie Bau discusses the impact that pension reform had on traditional family arrangements in Indonesia and Ghana.

Family ties

July 12, 2021
The relationship between kinship networks and war.

More than a few bad apples

July 7, 2021
Steven Mello discusses discrimination within the Florida Highway Patrol and what it reveals about racial bias in the US.

Persistent protesting

June 28, 2021
How do political movements sustain participation over the long run?