Do private prisons save money? At what cost to inmates and society? We review the research on a host of related policy questions.
Almost everyone has a smartphone. They can be distracting. But new research shows they may also impair our ability to think straight even when we’re not using them.
Raising the sales tax on alcoholic beverages leads to fewer crashes with injuries involving drivers who have been drinking. A new study suggests a higher sales tax had the biggest impact on drivers aged 15 to 20 years.
After the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Florida adopted tough new building codes. They quickly paid for themselves, a new study finds.
More than 19 percent of college students are eligible for financial aid but don't complete a FAFSA form, according to published research from an economics professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
A federal program that subsidizes minority-owned businesses is not equipping them for success, a new study finds.
Millions of people have turned to crowdfunding platforms to raise money for medical care and stave off bankruptcy. This collection of research examines the trend from multiple angles.
Mass shootings in the United States used to hurt the stock value of publicly listed gun makers. That effect has worn off, however, as the violence has become customary.
Being born into a world with cleaner air seems to make people more successful, a new paper finds.
Agriculture subsidies and food stamps are wrapped into one five-year law that costs taxpayers about $100 billion per year. A government report looks at how the current farm bill is faring.