2015 research roundup on strategies for revitalizing traditional U.S. city centers, with emphasis on a 2013 report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, “Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities.”
2015 selection of research that helps define, understand and analyze the sharing economy, those who participate in it and its economic impact.
2014 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the contribution of information technology to productivity gains during the 1990s and mid-2000s, with insight on future GDP growth rates.
2014 study in the American Journal of Public Health on the cost-effectiveness of welfare reform, examining both cost savings and effects on mortality rates and life expectancy.
2014 research brief on the role of social networks, community-based organizations and other factors in business formation, by Colleen Casey, University of Texas at Arlington and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 article in the Cambridge Journal of Economics provides an overview of the scholarly literature and the current debates, as well as the progress toward, and proposed remedies for, closing the gender pay gap.
2015 research brief on the potential costs and benefits of international free-trade agreements, by Harley Shaiken of U.C. Berkeley and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 selection of research on the wide range of impacts of retail chain stores, including on small local business, county-level employment, and more.
2015 roundup of academic research relevant to the global decline in gas/oil prices, and the potential effects on public health, transportation and driving, business economics and public policy decisions.
2015 roundup of research relating to Americans who have dropped out of the labor force, including the changing nature of new jobs and the human impacts of unemployment.