2013 selection of recent research on the possibility of a U.S. default on its debt and Congressional negotiations over raising the debt ceiling.
2011 report by the Congressional Research Service on the details of a shutdown and the impact of the last such event, in 1995-1996
2013 study in the New England Journal of Medicine calculating that the total cost of dementia for America was as high as $215 billion in 2010.
Findings from a variety of studies, and a paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, on the impact of tax havens on global financial market competition.
2011 study in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health calculating that unintended pregnancies cost taxpayers as much as $12.6 billion a year.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on budget cuts in 2013 mandated under the Budget Control Act, should no deficit reduction deal be reached.
2012 review of research on tax theory and practice in the United States, including the Bush tax cuts, consumption taxes, and taxes on higher-income households.
2012 paper from Cornell University on the disjunction between citizens who acknowledge using government social programs and the number who actually do.
2012 report from the federal government on the solvency and long-term forecasts of entitlement programs in the United States.
2012 projections of the Congressional Budget Office on the U.S. deficit, government expenditures and the general financial picture for the years ahead.