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.