What is the fully loaded cost of the vehicle economy? A new working paper by Linda Bilmes considers the public, social and economic, and land use costs at play to provide the first comprehensive estimate of the economic cost of Massachusetts’ vehicle economy.
There is increasing interest in expanding Medicare health insurance coverage—but does the current system provide the right framework to build from? A new working paper by Mark Shepard studies Medicare's evolution and proposes reforms to improve efficiency, reduce spending, and benefit low-income populations.
STEM jobs are a key contributor to economic growth, yet STEM workers are in short supply. A new paper by David Deming and Kadeem L. Noray finds a cause: rapid technological growth, which requires new job skills and makes old ones obsolete.
How do ‘people power’ movements succeed when modest proportions of the population participate? A new working paper by Erica Chenoweth and Margherita Belgioioso proposes that the effects of social movements increase as they gain momentum.