Business Economics and Public Policy

Lower Competitiveness Costs Women at Work

Feature | June 24, 2016

Highly trained women in the US workforce earn a fraction of what their male peers do. Part of the discrepancy may come down to differences in men’s and women’s tastes for competition.

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As Highways Crumble, the Private Sector Steps Up — for a Price

Feature | April 25, 2016

With governments deadlocked over spending, the private sector may be the best hope for easing congestion and making critical repairs to America’s outdated roadways. But to reap the rewards, drivers will have to pay up.

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Trading Up

Feature | March 27, 2015

New research suggests access to high-income export markets could raise productivity and profitability for businesses across the developing world

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The High Cost of Climate Uncertainty

Feature | February 03, 2015

Using nearly a century and a half of stock market data, researchers consider individual tolerance for risk to put a more accurate price on carbon and stave off the worst effects of climate change.

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Printing Money, But Not Pumping It into the Economy

Feature | December 17, 2014

A new look at the money multiplier sheds light on bank behavior in the wake of the recession.

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Do Rate Cuts Matter?

Feature | October 08, 2014

New research takes on the question of how much monetary policy affects the economy.

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How Do Credit Default Swaps Affect Bond Prices?

Feature | September 24, 2014

Credit default swaps may lower a firm’s borrowing costs under certain conditions, new research shows.

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Unlocking the Value of Movable Assets

Feature | September 22, 2014

Can a simple change to commercial laws in emerging economies spur business growth?

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Fragile by Design

Off The Shelf | August 21, 2014

In his new book, Professor Charles Calomiris shows how unlikely political coalitions have contributed to banking crises in some countries, and helped create stability in others.

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Pro-borrower or Pro-lender?

Feature | August 05, 2014

Commercial contract laws that govern lending can generate big business for states — but borrower beware.

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