2014 study in the Annual Review of Political Science assessing whether officeholders of racial or ethnic minorities better represents the interests of constituents from those minorities.
2014 research brief on what members of the House of Representatives have had to say about judges and the judiciary in recent years, by Bruce Peabody, Fairleigh Dickinson University.
2014 report from the Congressional Research Service on the use of the current mortgage-interest deduction as well as four possible methods for reforming it.
2013 research overview on the effects of term limits on the positions that politicians take, by Jennifer Hayes Clark and Robert Lucas Williams, University of Houston.
2013 literature review of academic studies and paper that look at the minimum wage in the United States, its wider effects and policy implications.
2014 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research that focuses on the effectiveness of government anti-poverty policies since 1967, using the new measure from the U.S. Census Bureau.
2013 review of studies and papers with fact-based information on the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment programs, which began in certain states on Oct. 1, 2013.
2013 reports by the nonpartisan Office of Management and Budget and Congressional Research Service on shutdown’s impact on the economy and employment.
2013 study in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy on how higher local food prices correlate with higher food insecurity among the poor.
2013 selection of recent research on the possibility of a U.S. default on its debt and Congressional negotiations over raising the debt ceiling.