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February 2021 Kamen, Anna and Stephen Henriques Student Insights from the Field: Managing a Volunteer Contact Tracing Program in Summer 2020


August 2020 Zipper, David, Policy Brief: Urban Mobility Pilots


February 2016 DuPont, Carolyn M., James N. Levitt, and Linda J. Bilmes, Green Bonds and Land Conservation: The Evolution of a New Financing Tool

February 2016 Clifford, Robert and Daniel Shoag,“No More Credit Score”: The Effect of Employer Credit Check Bans on Employment


May 2015 Modestino, Alicia Sasser, Daniel Shoag, and Joshua Ballance, Upskilling: Do Employers Demand Greater Skill When Skilled Workers are Plentiful?


October 2014 Houde, Sébastien and Joseph E. Aldy, Belt and Suspenders and More: The Incremental Impact of Energy Efficiency Subsidies in the Presence of Existing Policy Instruments

August 2014 Aldy, Joseph E., Labor Market Impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Momentum

February 2014 Glaeser, Edward L., Steve Poftak and Kristina Tobio, Greater Boston's Economy and the Entrepreneurial Age


May 2013 Glaeser, Edward L., A Nation of Gamblers: Real Estate Speculation and American History


October 2012 Campante, Fillipe R. and Quoc-Ahn Do, Isolated Capital Cities, Accountability, and Corruption: Evidence from U.S. States

May 2012 Chandra, Amitabh, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Improving the Productivity of Massachusetts' Health Care Spending

May 2012 Baicker, Katherine, Jeffrey Clemens and Monica Singhal, The Rise of the States: U.S. Fiscal Decentralization in the Postwar Period


March 2011 Chetty, Raj, John N. Friedman, Nathan Hilger, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Emmanuell Saez, and Danny Yagen, How Does Your Kindergarten Classroom Affect Your Earnings? Evidency from Project STAR

March 2011 Glaeser, Edward L., Which Places Are Growing? Seven Notable Trends from Newly Released Census Data

March 2011 Kochan, Thomas A., How Massachusetts Can Stop the Public Sector Virus


December 2010 Gomez-Ibanez, Jose A., Coordination vs. Cooperation: The Simple Analytics of Open Access with Illustrations with Railroads

May 2010 Glaeser, Edward L., Joshua D. Gottlieb, and Joseph Gyourko, Did Credit Market Policies Cause the Housing Bubble?

March 2010 Lerner, Josh, Geography, Venture Capital, and Public Policy

February 2010 Glaeser, Edward L., and William R. Kerr, What Makes a City Entrepreneurial?


May 2009 Finkelstein, Amy, Erzo F. P. Luttmer, and Matthew J. Notowidigdo, What Good Is Wealth Without Health? The Effect of Health on the Satisfaction Derived from Consumption

May 2009 Baicker, Katherine and Amitabh Chandra, Improving Health Care Quality and Values: Local Challenges and Local Opportunities

March 2009 Glaeser, Edward L., Matt Resseger, and Kristina Tobio, Urban Inequality

March 2009 Gomez-Ibañez, Jose A. and Fernanda Ruiz Núñez, Inefficient Cities

March 2009 Schuetz, Jenny, Rachel Meltzer, and Vicki Been, Silver Bullet or Trojan Horse? The Effects of Inclusionary Zoning on Local Housing Markets in Greater Boston


March 2008 Lazar, David, Searching the Family Tree for Suspects: Ethical and Implementation Issues in the Familial Searching of DNA Databases

March 2008 Glaeser, Edward L. and Matthew Kahn, The Greenness of Cities

February 2008 Behn, Robert D., The Seven Big Errors of PerformanceStat


PB-2007-6 Singhal, Monica, Flypaper and Fungibility: Evidence from the Master Tobacco Settlement

PB-2007-5 Glaeser, Edward L. and Kristina Tobio, The Rise of the Sunbelt

PB-2007-4 Chandra, Amitabh, Productivity Spillovers in Health Care

PB-2007-3 Leonard, Herman B. "Dutch" and Arnold M. Howitt, High Performance and Emergency Preparedness and Response: Disaster Type Differences

PB-2007-2 Williams, Kim M., Racial Statistics and Race-Conscious Public Policy

PB-2007-1 Fung, Archon, Mary Graham, David Weil, and Elena Fagotto, Transparency Policies: Two Possible Futures


PB-2006-2 Howitt, Arnold M. and Herman "Dutch" Leonard, Beyond Katrina: Improving Disaster Response Capabilities

PB-2006-1 Glaeser, Edward L. and Christopher Berry, Why are Smart Cities Getting Smarter


PB-2005-4 Jacob, Brian, The "Third Way" of Education Reform?

PB-2005-3 Fung, Archon, Mary Graham, David Weil and Elena Fagotto, From Food to Finance: What Makes Disclosure Policies Effective?

PB-2005-2 Behn, Robert D. and Elizabeth Keating, The Fiscal Crisis of the States: Recession, Structural Spending Gap, or Political "Disconnect?

PB-2005-1 Glaeser, Edward L., Smart Growth: Education, Skilled Workers and the Future of Cold-Weather Cities