2012 study from Columbia and Simon Fraser adding to the growing evidence that immigration and criminality are not linked at the general level, despite political claims to the contrary.
Findings from a variety of studies and reports, and a paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, on the impact of tax havens on global financial market competition, as well as the dynamics of tax evasion.
2013 aggregation of documents and background perspectives on the emerging controversy over the Justice Department’s decision to review phone records of Associated Press reporters.
2013 study from Columbia University demonstrating the importance of parole boards and their effectiveness in reducing recidivism.
2008 University of Pennsylvania study of the relationship between curbside tree plantings and property-value changes.
2013 review of several studies and reports that provide data and insight into the issue of U.S. workplace violence.
2013 study in Public Opinion Quarterly showing trends in public sentiment over time with regard to immigration.
Collection of recent academic studies and research papers on financial future of the United States Postal Service.
Updated April 2013: A review of relevant studies and papers on U.S. income inequality, as presented through the Storify publishing platform.
2013 CDC report noting that the suicide rate for middle-aged Americans has been increasing.
2013 report from Brown University providing detailed analysis of subgroups with the U.S. Latino population, including differences in rates of population growth, levels of segregation and education levels.
2013 review of scholarship related to the health and economic impact of air pollution in the United States.
2013 review of Chechnya-related scholarship and the conflict and political grievances there that continue to reverberate.
2013 study from George Washington University noting that stereotypes against Muslims and Muslim-Americans persist and examining the nature of these general attitudes.
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine possible positive and negative outcomes of violent video game play.
2013 review of media-related resources and terrorism-specific data and studies that may be useful for further coverage of the Boston Marathon attacks.
2013 review of prior studies and research on dog-related injuries. Topics include children’s risks, dog breeds and policy analysis.
2012 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology that finds health risks are different in terms of obesity for African-American and white adults.
2012 paper from the Urban Institute summarizing the latest research on programs that assist poor families and the strategies that have proved most effective.
2011 study in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health calculating that unintended pregnancies cost taxpayers as much as $12.6 billion a year in Medicaid costs and publicly funded child services.
2012 study in Archives of Internal Medicine providing a definitive look at the strong connection between the eating of red meat and the chances of early death.
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine the intersection between public opinion and rulings of the Supreme Court.
2013 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the relationship between increasing social isolation and ill health among older people.
2012 research review of relevant data, studies and trends relating to employment for U.S. veterans.
Literature review of studies relating to various aspects of mass shooting/murder incidents in the United States and abroad.
2013 report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics on the demographics of both victims and offenders of sexual violence over time.
2012 report from Harvard University on impact of the 2008 housing crash on low-income and minority individuals.
2012 review of research studies on questions of teacher evaluation, pay and retention.
2013 review of relevant research on guns in the United States. Featuring detailed findings from a 2012 study from Arizona State University, Phoenix, and the University of Cincinnati published in Crime and Delinquency on the effectiveness of U.S. gun violence reduction policies.
2008 study in Landscaping and Urban Planning on the effect of crime levels and park proximity on property values in Baltimore.
2011 study by the NTSB of data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as well as interviews, compliance reviews and inspections.
2013 review of casualty and wounded statistics relating to the post-9/11 conflicts; also included are monetary cost estimates for total operations and veterans care.
2013 study in Injury Prevention evaluating the relationship between the strength of state gun laws and criminal offenders’ acquisition of firearms.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on potential sweeping budget cuts in 2013 mandated under the Budget Control Act, should no deficit reduction deal be reached by legislators.
2013 literature review of academic studies that look at the minimum wage, its effects and policy implications.
2011 study from CUNY and Germany’s Institute for the Study of Labor on the limited effects of drone aerial strikes on Taliban fighters in Afghanistan-Pakistan.
2013 selection of recent research on the effects of climate change on the built environment and how individuals and communities can best adapt.
2012 paper from Harvard University exploring how restrictive zoning across the United States had decreased labor mobility and stalled progress toward diminishing income inequality.
2012 study from Dartmouth College published in Psychological Science on sexual content in movies and adolescent sexual behavior.
2012 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on how increased policing in Brazil’s favelas can lead to economic benefits and decreased inequality.
2012 selection of recent scholarship on immigration- and immigrant-related issues such as their effect on the job market, language attitudes and parenthood.
2012 study in The Review of Economics and Statistics looks at the diffusion of knowledge and patents across states and regions.
2011 study in Child Development on perceived discrimination among young Latinos and its outcomes in educational settings.
2012 research review of relevant studies and data relating to the issues facing U.S. servicewomen.
2012 study from the University of California, Davis, and El Colegio de Mexico on farm labor supply in the U.S. and Mexican migration patterns.
2012 study in the Journal of Social Science and Medicine casting doubt on whether access to healthful food is the key variable in explaining obesity trends among youth.
2010 study from Baylor University and Texas Wesleyan School of Law on the economic consequences involved in enforcing immigration laws.
2012 report report from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and the Georgia Tech Research Institute presented at the Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit 2012 on the top cybersecurity threats.
2010 overview of studies in Clinical Psychology Review on risk factors for domestic violence among military veterans.
2011 Congressional Research Service report surveying new requirements and details of the GI Bill.
2010 study in Psychiatric Services looks at rates of treatment initiation among veterans diagnosed with PTSD, as well as variations in treatment.
2012 study from the University of Michigan and University of Washington comparing the quality of life and health of amputees.
2010 study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and Duke University Medical Center on relationship problems among returning Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers.
2012 review of research on the long-term costs of providing medical and disability benefits to veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
2012 study from Rutgers finds that overly broad definitions of mental illness have resulted in improper categorization of some poor mothers as suffering from psychiatric conditions.
2012 study in the Journal of Economic Geography on how street robberies cluster in certain areas, and why.
2012 study in the American Journal of Public Health comparing suicide rates among veterans to those among the general public.
Literature review of studies relating to various aspects of mass shooting/murder incidents in United States schools.
2010 study from the University of Sydney and St. Vincent’s Hospital (Darlinghurst, Australia) published in Schizophrenic Bulletin on the link between homicidal behavior and early untreated schizophrenia.
2012 study from Boston University and the University of Minnesota published in Public Opinion Quarterly on news reporting and opposition to the Afghanistan War.
2012 study from Michigan State University published in Justice Quarterly on the diffusion of homicide clusters in a low-income city.
2012 report from the Department of Justice on the rate and nature of federal immigration violations.
2012 research review of relevant studies and data relating to assisted suicide policy both in the U.S. and globally.
2012 in Pediatrics on a rise in the incidence of serious child abuse cases in the United States.
2012 review of the research literature on U.S. lotteries and the types of people most likely to play.
2012 metastudy published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery on skiing and snowboarding injuries and helmet use.
2012 report from Yale University published in Administration and Policy in Mental Health on the demographics of homeless Iraq and Afghanistan veterans versus earlier cohorts.
2011 study in Archives of General Psychology on health outcomes for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.
2012 roundup of recent academic studies on parking lots, impervious surface and other impacts of automotive use.
2012 review of analysis and scholarship that shed light on ethical issues relating to the U.S. military.
2011 study in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice on higher levels of hate crimes in places of increased immigration.
2012 literature review of research and analysis on taxation theory and practice in the United States, including the Bush tax cuts, progressive taxation, consumption taxes, and taxes on higher-income households.
2012 study by the Harvard Kennedy School on Americans’ attitudes toward national leaders.
2012 study in Health Research Services showing that 1.2 million young adults gained health insurance in the first year after passage of the new legislation.
2012 study in Journal of Public Administration Research about variation in local enforcement of immigration laws.
2012 literature review of research and analysis relating to disaster recovery in the United States, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
2012 paper from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago and Harvard University on defendant race and unequal sentencing decisions.
2012 report from the Census Bureau on changing demographics in the United States.
2012 review of research studies on violent and transnational crime and its broader social impacts in the developing world.
2012 study from the University of Southern California and University of Texas on peer influence and teenage smoking habits among Hispanic high school students.
2011 study in the American Journal of Criminal Justice comparing gun availability and homicide rates across nations.
2012 study in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory explores the relationship between proactive external communications efforts of government agencies and the favorability of the media coverage they enjoy.
2012 paper from Cornell University on the disjunction between citizens who acknowledge accessing government social programs and the number who actually do.
2010 study from Cornell and Mississippi State on how Latinos are more segregated in new destination places, particularly in the suburbs and rural areas.
2012 study published in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research explores the extent to which increased social capital effects ones propensity to share their opinions publicly.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the potential relationship between the long-term use of marijuana and declines in IQ scores.
2012 Pew Center on the States report on the U.S. incarceration rates, strategies and costs from 1990 to 2009.
2012 report by the Congressional Research Service summarizing the proposed immigration reforms on permanent residency status for unauthorized alien students in the United States.
Roundup of recent studies on aspects of urban poverty and its impact on health, work and well-being.
2012 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill surveying the disadvantages of rural students and examining the relationship between income and education.
2012 study from the U.S. Forest Service and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry on the relative change in trees, shrubs and other greenery in 20 U.S. metropolitan areas.
2012 study from Duke and Vanderbilt on approaches to improving municipal recycling rates.
2012 study from Harvard, Brown, Univ of Missouri on various factors that influence voting behavior in minority communities.
2012 report from the Congressional Research Bureau on the history and current severity of U.S. national and regional droughts, including policy responses.
2004 AEI-Brookings Joint Center study assessing the risks of using a cell phone while driving
2012 report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University on housing trends after the financial crisis.
2012 survey and report from the Kaiser Family Foundation on deep worries about health care coverage and costs.
2012 study in Political Communication on political public relations effects, journalists’ response, and the press coverage that results.
2012 study in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly on different reader responses to narrative stories versus policy stories, and the relative benefits of narrative stories.
2012 study in Social Science Quarterly on the levels of desire of Mexican immigrants in Texas to learn English.
2012 paper from Texas A&M on how “stand your ground” laws affect rates of violence in states.
2011 study in Economic Inquiry examine the effect of U.S. immigration policy on the flow of unauthorized immigrants from Mexico and subsequent economic and labor impacts.
2012 paper from Northwestern University on the value of social networks for refugee job seekers in the United States.
2012 study by the Pew Research Center on shifts in American political values from 1987-2012.
2012 study from the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University on the impact of an arrest on a teen’s educational trajectory.
2011 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the dynamics between higher education and local economies.
2012 report by the Urban Institute and the Robert John Wood Johnson Foundation on the Affordable Care Act and uninsured veterans.
2012 Indiana University-Purdue University study on public housing, violence and drug use among adolescents.
2011 UCLA study on the nature of migration trends across the world during the global recession.
2008 study in Economics & Politics on how the theory of the balance of powers plays out at the state level, and how partisan influence can change dynamics.
2010 study from Harvard and the University of Copenhagen about the relationship between rates of public corruption and available legal resources.
2012 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research uses data on highway spending measures to chart the large-scale economic effects of public infrastructure investments.
2012 Pew Research survey looking at variation in citizen assessments of government at different levels, and partisan divides.
2012 paper from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government about the dynamics of transparency and the geographical location of state capitals.
Renewable energy information from the 2011 Congressional Research Service report, “U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics.”
Petroleum-related statistics from the 2012 Congressional Research Service report, “U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics.”
Electricity-related data from the 2012 Congressional Research Service report, “U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics.”
2011 study from the University of San Francisco on the effects of minor league baseball teams on community per capita incomes.
2009 study in Maternal and Child Health Journal on high rates of domestic violence against urban female teens.
2012 study by Duke University published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics on the racial competition of a jury and criminal court outcomes.
2012 report by the Pew Hispanic Center on migrations between Mexico and the United States over the last 160 years.
2012 study from Princeton University on the number of uninsured Americans who might participate in reform efforts.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on aid amounts from the U.S. government to Israel, history and trends.
2012 report from the federal government on the solvency and long-term forecasts of entitlement programs.
2012 study from the RAND Corporation on youth obesity and access to healthy food sources.
2012 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine about large variations in health care costs in California hospitals.
2011 paper by Clemson University and College of Charleston on the impact of casinos on retail property values in Detroit, Michigan.
2011 paper published in Real Estate Economics on subprime and non-traditional mortgages, home prices and default rates.
2012 report by the Congressional Research Service on the current status of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa and U.S. deployment to that region.
2009 study from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland on racial disparities in U.S. health care.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on the state of U.S. refugee policy.
2012 report published in Psychological Science on physical exertion and the credibility of eyewitness reports.
2011 study from MIT on the effectiveness of urban and non-urban charter schools on raising student achievement levels.
2012 longitudinal study from Stanford University on public opinion and financial crises.
2008 Justice Department report on the effectiveness of citizen policing programs.
2009 paper published in the American Sociological Association on links between lynching and contemporary hate crimes.
2009 study in the journal Criminology on the racial makeup of neighborhoods and trends in racial profiling.
2012 study in American Politics Research on how the health care reform vote may have hurt Democrats.
2012 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the effects of social networks in the 2011 uprising in Egypt.
2012 study by the University of Toronto on the relationship between the skills used in a job and the salary for that job in a city of a given size.
2011 reports from the U.S. Department of Justice with census of imprisoned and paroled persons.
2011 study in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health on the rates of unintended pregnancies for all 50 U.S. states.
2012 report from the University of North Carolina on the nature and number of U.S. terrorism incidents and convictions.
2011 paper in Human Rights Review on international efforts to address the problem of human trafficking.
2012 report from Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society on state and federal anti-bullying laws.
2012 report by City University of New York, The University of California-Irvine and Nova Southeastern University on how criminal confessions can taint supporting evidence.
2012 report by the Manhattan Institute on historical changes in the racial segregation of America’s neighborhoods.
2011 study by the Georgia State University and San Diego State University on the psychological costs associated with PTSD in U.S. service members returning from the post-9/11 conflicts.
2012 United Nations panel report on human rights violations by the Syrian government and military.
A 2012 metastudy published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on risks associated with large public events such as stress-related cardiac episodes, heatstroke and stampedes
2012 study in the Journal of Labor Economics at the University of Chicago on the relationship between youth unemployment and immigration.
2011 study from the University of Toronto and London School of Economics on the relationship between infrastructure and automotive traffic levels.
2012 projections of the Congressional Budget Office under different policy and fiscal scenarios.
2011 international study on the connection between progressive taxation its relationship to the happiness of citizens.
2012 study published in Violence Against Women journal on the effectiveness of sexual-registry laws on preventing sexual assaults and aiding investigations.
2011 U.S. government report on the ages of Social Security and Disability Insurance applicants over time.
2011 report from the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center on how divorce effects women’s health insurance coverage.
2012 Seton Hall University study on the health-care impacts of limits on noneconomic damages in malpractice suits.
Report by Rice University seeks to identify demographic trends among persons suspected of ties to Islamic extremist activity.
2011 study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office on changes in the federal student loan program.
2012 study from the University of Nebraska examines how public outreach efforts by local authorities can increase satisfaction with government and use of tax dollars.
2011 report from the Congressional Research Service on background issues relating to sanctions on Iran.
Federal government-sponsored research on prescription drug abuse by adolescents in 2010.
2012 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on hospital reporting rates and incidences of harm.
2012 report from the American Cancer Society on cancer facts and figures.
2011 report from the U.S. Department of Justice on 2010 capital punishment statistics.
2012 study in the Journal of Urban Health on the role of safety culture in census tract-level pedestrian and cyclist crashes in New York City.
2011 research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, San Francisco State University, Universidad de los Andes in Bogata, Universidad de Chile, University of Zurich, and other institutions.
2011 study from Fordham Law School on the influences fueling prison population growth in the United States since 1980.
2011 Pew Research Center report explores the demographics of America’s unauthorized immigrant population based on 2010 U.S. Census data.
2011 study from the University of Pennsylvania on the community benefits of creating more green spaces in urban areas.
2010 study in the Journal of Law and Human Behavior on false confession rates.
2011 paper in The American Law and Economics Review on youth curfews and crime rates.
2011 paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research on the conditions that make special municipal tax deals likely and their association with political corruption.
2011 study by Columbia University’s Earth Engineering Center on the energy contained in discarded plastics and its economic value.
2009 study in Clinical Psychology Review on global prevalence of sexual abuse.
2010 study in Political Behavior on immigration rhetoric and policy preferences among Iowa caucus-goers.
2010 study in Political Behavior on pre-election poll inaccuracies and female candidates.
2011 article by the NYU Brennan Center for Justice on the potential impacts of voting-law changes on the 2012 election.
Study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on the estimated economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in the United States.
2011 study from St. Louis University on the success of corporations in securing government contracts through campaign donations.
2011 study by UCLA on how the American public judges presidential decision-making on foreign crises.
2011 United Nations report on rates of homicide per capita around the world.
2011 report by the Congressional Research Service on existing tax system and the “Buffett Rule.”
2011 study in American Journal of Political Science on the connection between gender and the effectiveness of elected officials.
2011 government report on the state of Medicare funding and future solvency.
2011 Congressional Research Service report on the campaign finance landscape that is evolving in American politics.
2011 paper the Harvard Law and Policy Review compares changes in voter turnout between 2002 and 2006.
2011 study in the Journal of International Affairs on India’s and China’s perceptions of one another from a security perspective.
2011 report by the Brookings Institute’s Metropolitan Policy Program on the transit options of U.S. households without private vehicles.
2011 report by the Congressional Research Service on the details of a shutdown and the impact of the last such event, in 1995-1996
2009 study on partisan conflict in Congress and public approval ratings over time.
2011 report by the U.S. Census Bureau with data on health insurance coverage, income and poverty levels.
2010 study in The American Economic Review on the direct consequences of shifts in tax policy since World War II.
2011 study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the impact of Massachusetts’ expanded health care reforms on emergency room usage.
2011 report from the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young on infrastructure in the U.S. and around the world, including current state of repair, initiatives in process, and ongoing challenges.
2011 article in International Security on distinctions between Muslim foreign fighters and terrorists, and related policy implications.
Reports and surveys that shed light on the consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attacks
Study in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management on the effects of Teach for America teachers on high school student performance
2011 study followed the employment opportunities of 29,560 paroled inmates who had served between 3 months and 4 years in prison for a range of violent and non-violent crimes.
2011 study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the proportion of physicians facing malpractice claims annually, the cost of those claims, and the cumulative career risk of being sued.
2011 report from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs on major drug-transit and drug-producing countries and current U.S. policy responses.
2011 study on the effect of an antipsychotic drug on chronic military service-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
2010 report by the Office of Management and Budget on financial effects of government oversight of the economy.
Papers and reports on emerging issues relating to technology and telecommunications, monopoly, and legal intervention
2011 paper by the Research Institute of Industrial Economics on the observed correlations between the size of government and lowered economic growth rates
2011 study by the University of California, Berkeley, and the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Software Development Technologies on the techniques of malware distributors.
Studies analyzing the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on student and school performance.
2010 study in American Journal of Political Science on factors that may predict state conflict, collapse.
2011 paper by the Stanford Graduate School of Business on the predictive power of “deceptive language” used during corporate conference calls.
2011 study published in the British Medical Journal examining the health and environmental benefits of public cycling initiatives.
2010 report by the Department of Health and Human Services on the cognitive development and physical health outcomes of Head Start students.
2011 report by the U.S. Department of Interior on untapped potential of federal lands and waters.
2011 report by the National Institute of Justice on neglected evidence problems in sexual assault cases nationwide.
2011 report by the U.S. government on progress of women in federal hiring and attainment of higher-level positions.
2012 roundup of academic studies on right-wing extremist movements, with history and context
Range of reports, studies and working papers on the implications of the United States’ carrying a large public debt.
2011 study by the University of Warwick and Humboldt University on the rate of global conflict over the past 130 years
2012 study by MIT and Harvard on impacts of randomly assigned Medicaid insurance in Oregon on public health outcomes.
2011 report by the Pew Hispanic Center on demographic trends relating to undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Report by the U.S. Defense Science Board on emerging strategy to combat violent insurgents and stabilize societies
Report in the journal Appetite on the results of two studies on people’s attitudes toward sweet flavors and the impact of sugary drinks on taste preferences
2011 study in Business and Politics on the performance of stocks purchased by members of Congress.
Report by Office of National Drug Control Policy on trends in “meth” use and law-enforcement efforts
2011 report by a federal policy advisory group on the movement toward large-scale testing with consequences attached and educational results.
2011 report by the National Institute of Justice on the effectiveness and safety of Tasers and other conducted energy devices
2011 study by Brigham Young University on the effects of the Tea Party political movement on Congressional races.
2011 report by federal legislative group tasked with watching over spending during financial crisis rescue programs.
2011 report from federal oversight agency on crimes and costs involving undocumented persons.
2011 study in Perspectives on Politics on impact of leadership strength on effectiveness of citizen groups.
2011 report in the Virginia Journal of International Law on the commonalities behind two major “bride markets.”
2011 study in American Journal of Epidemiology on how depression rates are affected by types and qualities of city neighborhoods.
2010 study in Journal of Social Issues on global reception of new immigrants and cultural factors that produce negative attitudes toward them.
2011 study by UC San Diego and UC Berkeley on strategy for disrupting the infrastructure on which spam advertising is based.
Study in Journal of Social Issues on differences in family priorities and learning outcomes for immigrant children
2011 U.S. Government report on the challenges facing the Social Security system and its ability to meet its obligations to retirees and those on disability.
2011 study by Brookings Institution on how well public transportation networks line up with work commute needs
2010 report by federal agencies on background profiles and life experiences of young people in custody.
Study by Pepperdine University on prosecutorial procedures and the death penalty
2011 study by the RAND Corporation on the educational and health effects of parents’ deployment on their children
2011 report by U.S. Department of Justice on crimes involving human smuggling, forced labor and prostitution.
2009 report by University of Minnesota, U.S. Department of Justice on extent of sex crimes in America.
2002 report by the World Health Organization on frequency of sexual violence globally.
2011 survey by Pew, Knight and Monitor Institute on how information sharing can spur community engagement and satisfaction
2011 report by the EPA on how location factors into household energy use totals.
2011 study in American Political Science Review on the societal conditions that spur anti-immigrant sentiment.
2009 study in Annals of Emergency Medicine on medical service response times and survival rates among trauma victims
2011 study for the American Medical Association scrutinizing FDA fast-track approval and product recalls
2011 report by the Congressional Research Service on expenditures for conflicts and terrorism-related operations since 2001.
2010 study in American Journal of Political Science on barriers to further growth as female legislative ranks increase
2010 paper by the University of Munich on cultural sites and how they shape local economies.
Study by Mississippi State University on the effectiveness of a large university’s emergency warning system
2009 study by the University of Iowa on religion’s role in shaping views on immigration reform.
EPA report on shifts toward residential building in urban areas since the 1990s
2011 study in The American Journal of Medicine on the effects of state law on family health-finance crises
2004 paper in The Journal of Strategic Studies on the dynamics of aerial campaigns over Iraq and Bosnia.
2011 metastudy published in The American Journal of Medicine on the effects of quitting smoking on post-operative complications
Study in the American Journal of Sociology on gender differences and outcomes of housing relocations
2011 study for the National Bureau of Economic research on high levels of public debt and the consequences
2008 study by the Transportation Research Record on correlation between fuel prices and public transportation usage
2010 study for National Bureau of Economic Research on lack of financial knowledge and retirement decisions.
2010 study by the Inter-American Development Bank on the economic circumstances of new immigrants and the need for insurance safety nets
2011 report from Harvard Kennedy School on income and population data in the Census
2011 study for the Transportation Research Board on link between fuel prices and alcohol-related car accidents
2011 study by the Vera Institute of Justice on the potential benefits of treating criminals under 18 as juveniles and not as adults
2007 report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center on necessary steps in the aftermath of an act of nuclear terrorism in a U.S. city
2006 study by the University of Colorado, Rutgers and UCLA on the likely effects of a nuclear explosion in a densely populated city.
2002 study published in the American Journal of Public Health on the relationship between firearm-ownership rates and homicide rates
2008 chapter from Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami measuring the action taken in creating and maintaining a Tsunami activity database.
2010 study from the Harvard School of Public Health on the relative safety of on-street bicycle lanes and physically separated cycle tracks.
2010 study in American Journal of Political Science on the persistent political gender gap in American politics
2010 study in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on the effect of early retirement on cognitive function of people in their early 60s.
2008 study published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on the factors that have hurt the U.S. pension-insurance corporation.
2010 study by the Harvard School of Public Health on alcohol consumption and rates of diabetes.
2010 study published in The Lancet on the effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy and new HIV diagnoses
2010 study indicating that surgical removal may not be necessary for women with certain kinds of early-stage breast cancer.
2011 study by the Migration Policy Institute on the state and local enforcement of the federal 287(g) section of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.
2010 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the relationship between childhood self-control and its consequences later in life
2011 study by researchers from Bucknell and UNC Chapel Hill on the varied political views of those who self-identify as “conservative.”
2011 analysis by researchers from Harvard University, MIT and Wellesley College on the commonwealth’s insurance-requirement law.
2011 University of Michigan study on the effects of triclosan, a common antibacterial agent, and BPA on the functioning of the human immune system
2010 metastudy by researchers from the University of Queensland on the findings from 35 different studies of speed cameras.
2010 study by the National Cancer Institute on the potential benefits of low-dose helical CT scans in the detection of lung cancer.
2010 study from the Transit Cooperative Research Program on recent streetcar systems and their development and land-use impacts.
2006 Princeton University study on the relationship between growing income inequality and increasing political divisions in the United States.
2010 study on potential cost savings and improvements in patient care from adopting a surgical safety checklist.
2010 study from the Nature Conservancy Center for Science and Public Policy on patterns of stream-flow depletion across 18 Arizona watersheds and possible mitigation strategies.
2010 Harvard School of Public Health study on the relative effectiveness of regular mammography screening on breast-cancer mortality.
Study by researchers from Harvard, Vanderbilt and Brigham and Women’s Hospital on the rate of hearing loss among U.S. adolescents.
2010 Pew Hispanic Center report on the characteristics of unauthorized immigrants’ families and parenting status.
2009 Harris School of Public Policy paper on the effects of Food Stamps on recipients’ health
2009 RAND Corporation study on the disparities between Latino and African-American males and their white counterparts.
2010 study examining the effects of public-place smoking laws on smoking prevalence and second-hand smoke exposure.
2010 study exploring the relationship between spending on non-drug medical services and pharmaceutical expenses across geographical regions.
Paper by the Harvard Medical School examining whether treating children and adults with mental health illnesses could reduce crime.
2010 UCLA study on the relationship between bicycle use and riders’ immigrant status.
2010 report by the American Public Health Association examining the external costs that automotive-transportation systems impose.
2010 study looking at the potential effects on children’s diet of putting nutrition information on fast food items.
2009 paper examining the relationship between Medicare spending and outcomes for patients with heart failures
2010 survey by the Pew Hispanic Center on the relative attitudes of foreign- and U.S.-born Hispanics toward the 2010 Census.
2012 Yale University and Washington University of St. Louis study on the cost-effectiveness of three types of peer-intervention methods.
2009 Duke University and the University of Maryland study looking at school characteristics that influence the level of crime.
2010 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the effect of health insurance on trends in income inequality.
2008 Barry Law School paper looking at the relationship between stadiums and local economic activity.
2010 RAND Corporation study on the cost of medical care attributed to California’s failure to meet federal clean air standards.
2010 RAND Corporation paper on the estimates of the cost of crime and the effectiveness of police force in combating it.
2009 RAND Corporation paper examines the effects of workers remaining in the workforce for longer periods of time.
2010 study looking at the effect that credit tightening had on international trade during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
2006 Brookings Institution paper exploring exploring the potential for bias of metropolitan planning organizations.
2008 Yale and Harvard University paper on the relative merits of policies to encourage efficient use of scarce water resources.
2010 study by the University of Maryland and other institutions on the long-term impacts of mountaintop coal mining.
2007 Tomas Rivera Policy Institute paper examining the sources of tension between African-Americans, Latinos and others in South L.A.
2008 paper by California State University examines the state’s manufacturing job loss and explores possible solutions.
2006 study by Sacramento State University on California’s spending changes
2007 paper on the effectiveness of incarceration-based drug treatment in reducing drug relapse and recidivism.
2008 University of California, San Francisco, study on the causes behind the high rate of dental care among the state’s Latino children.
2009 study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the potential benefits of increasing the reflectivity of urban surfaces such as pavement and roofs.
2008 study by the International Monetary Fund quantifying if and how different groups influence immigration policy.
2008 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the effect of immigration on labor market outcomes for native elderly workers.
2009 study published in PLoS ONE assessing the U.S. food supply, consumption and waste.
2009 National Bureau of Economic Research paper on the relationship between early exposure to violence and later problems such as substance abuse and delinquency
2007 meta-analysis by Amsterdam University of U.S. and international studies on transit stations’ effect on property values.
2009 University of Texas metastudy on the cost, operational characteristics, and land-use impacts of different mass-transit technologies.
2009 meta-analysis by the Institute of Medicine of 11 U.S. and European studies on the health effects of smoking bans
2009 study by the Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance on the relationship between health insurance and death rates
2009 University of Pennsylvania Law School research paper looking at the trade-offs between the two options
2007 comparison of 38 studies that look at outcomes of medical care in the two countries.
2005 Harvard University study on the effectiveness of "hot spot" policing strategies
2006 metastudy on the effect of prison education programs on recidivism and post-incarceration employment rates.
2009 meta-analysis of studies on the effectiveness of surveillance cameras against crime
2008 Harvard, Duke and University of California study on the contributions of highly skilled and educated immigrants to the United States economy.