Research Highlights

The AEA profiles research from all of its 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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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.

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.