Research

TURF Wars: Group Dynamics in Resource Management

This study examines the effect of separating fisheries into Territorial Use Rights for Fisheries (TURF).

A Primer on Housing Finance Reform

This paper summarizes key findings from this literature and provides suggestions for how to increase resiliency in U.S. housing markets.

Monumental Debate: What Past Reforms of the Antiquities Act Can Teach Us about Current Controversies

This research suggests that past reforms have been effective at limiting executive power to designate large national monuments in western states without […]

The Impact of Economic Activity on Criminal Behavior: Evidence from the Fracking Boom

This study finds that there is an initial twenty-two percent reduction in the number of criminal cases filed in areas affected by the fracking boom.

Immigration and the Stock Market

This study examines the relationship between increases in immigration and the stock prices of firms most likely to be affected by immigration.

Does Occupational Licensing Impact Access to Dental Care?

This paper explores the academic literature on occupational licensing to understand whether licensing laws are contributing to this shortage

The Resilience Approach to Cybersecurity Policy in the Internet of Things Ecosystem

This research explores how to address cybersecurity issues without stifling innovation in the growing network of interconnected devices.

Impeding or Accelerating Assimilation? Immigration Enforcement and Its Impact on Naturalization Patterns

This research examines how differences in immigration enforcement, at the city-level, determine the effects of enforcement on naturalization rates.

Occupational Licensing and Immigrants

This research examines how immigrants, in particular, are impacted by occupational licensing rules in the US.

Occupational Licensing Effects on Firm Entry and Employment

This research suggests that if state policymakers were to reduce the cost of obtaining a license in their state, they may be able to attract new businesses and improve overall employment opportunities for residents.

A New Role for the FDA in Medical Device Regulation

This policy paper examines the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in regulating emerging nutrition technologies.

Executive Discretion and the Antiquities Act

This policy paper reviews the relevant literature on the extent of executive discretion under the Antiquities Act.

Immigration and Spatial Equilibrium: The Role of Expenditures in the Country of Origin

This research investigates where immigrants to the US choose to live and their impact on economic activity in cities across the US.

Does Expanding Highway Capacity Solve Urban Congestion Problems?

This Research in Focus explains why highway expansion has, at best, only a limited impact on congestion.

Crises in the Housing Market: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Lessons

This research from Carlos Garriga and Aaron Hedlund reviews the latest research regarding the causes, consequences, and policy implications of housing crises.

Down Payments and the Homeownership Dream: Not Such a Barrier After All?

This research examines the effect of down payment requirements on rates of homeownership in the US.

Carbon Pricing in the Private Sector

This research provides useful insight into how U.S. companies are responding to a growing body of climate research and public pressures related to climate change.

Constitutions and Blockchains: Competitive Governance of Fundamental Rule Sets

This analysis highlights the competitive benefits and costs that result from choices in constitutional governance, with a view to the intended functions of a given blockchain.

Can We Build Our Way Out of Urban Traffic Congestion?

This research examines the costs of expanding highway capacity as well and how the unintended consequences of doing so may actually increase demand.

What Should be Included in a State’s Sales Tax Base?

Tax policy researchers across the political spectrum agree that narrow, targeted policies (such as tax credits) are usually a better way to address the regressive nature of the tax than blanket exemptions.

Do Immigrants Threaten US Public Safety?

This research examines the existing literature on crime rates among legal and illegal immigrants as well as the effects of public policy programs to legalize illegal immigrants.

What Is the Relationship between Renewable Portfolio Standards and Electricity Prices?

This research examines the effects of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) on electricity prices.

Dynamics of Deterrence: A Macroeconomic Perspective on Punitive Justice Policy

This research presents evidence of a “lost cohort” of individuals who have higher rates of prison admission and arrests compared to the generations before and after.

How Does Occupational Licensing Affect U.S. Consumers and Workers?

This paper examines the existing research on the effects of occupational licensing and concludes with a discussion of possible reforms.

How Do Refugees Impact Labor Markets in the United States?

This paper summarizes the academic research on the impact of refugees on labor markets in the United States.

Cooperative Conservation: Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Saving Endangered Species

This policy paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to better understand factors that deter them from engaging in conservation efforts and to identify […]

How Does Lobbying Regulation Affect the Stock Prices of Firms That Lobby the Most?

This research examines the effect of political activity on a firm’s value by analyzing the impact of a policy change that increased public disclosure requirements associated with lobbying.

The Amendment of the Stock Act and the Prices of Stocks Most Held by Congress

This research suggests the stock prices of those stocks most commonly held by congressional members increase when restrictions on insider trading are relaxed.

A Review of the Environmental Effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard’s Corn Ethanol Mandate

This research explores the environmental consequences of mandating ethanol in greater detail and makes recommendations for how to mitigate these impacts.

Net Metering in the States

This paper first explains how electricity markets work, how net metering works, and then offers multiple suggestions for reform.

Taxis, Taxis and Governance in the Vehicles-For-Hire Industry

This research creates a taxonomy for better understanding regulation that accounts for public and private enforcement of the overlapping regulatory approaches in the vehicle-for-hire industry.

Social Security and the Increasing Longevity Gap

This working paper contributes to the discussion about Social Security reform by developing a new measure of the progressivity of a Social Security system.

Monumental Debate: What Past Reforms of the Antiquities Act Can Teach Us about Current Controversies

This research suggests that past reforms have been effective at limiting executive power to designate large national monuments in western states without […]

Executive Discretion and the Antiquities Act

This policy paper reviews the relevant literature on the extent of executive discretion under the Antiquities Act.

Carbon Pricing in the Private Sector

This research provides useful insight into how U.S. companies are responding to a growing body of climate research and public pressures related to climate change.

What Is the Relationship between Renewable Portfolio Standards and Electricity Prices?

This research examines the effects of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) on electricity prices.

Cooperative Conservation: Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Saving Endangered Species

This policy paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to better understand factors that deter them from engaging in conservation efforts and to identify […]

A Review of the Environmental Effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard’s Corn Ethanol Mandate

This research explores the environmental consequences of mandating ethanol in greater detail and makes recommendations for how to mitigate these impacts.

Net Metering in the States

This paper first explains how electricity markets work, how net metering works, and then offers multiple suggestions for reform.

Immigration and the Stock Market

This study examines the relationship between increases in immigration and the stock prices of firms most likely to be affected by immigration.

Impeding or Accelerating Assimilation? Immigration Enforcement and Its Impact on Naturalization Patterns

This research examines how differences in immigration enforcement, at the city-level, determine the effects of enforcement on naturalization rates.

Occupational Licensing and Immigrants

This research examines how immigrants, in particular, are impacted by occupational licensing rules in the US.

Immigration and Spatial Equilibrium: The Role of Expenditures in the Country of Origin

This research investigates where immigrants to the US choose to live and their impact on economic activity in cities across the US.

Do Immigrants Threaten US Public Safety?

This research examines the existing literature on crime rates among legal and illegal immigrants as well as the effects of public policy programs to legalize illegal immigrants.

How Do Refugees Impact Labor Markets in the United States?

This paper summarizes the academic research on the impact of refugees on labor markets in the United States.

TURF Wars: Group Dynamics in Resource Management

This study examines the effect of separating fisheries into Territorial Use Rights for Fisheries (TURF).

A Primer on Housing Finance Reform

This paper summarizes key findings from this literature and provides suggestions for how to increase resiliency in U.S. housing markets.

Does Occupational Licensing Impact Access to Dental Care?

This paper explores the academic literature on occupational licensing to understand whether licensing laws are contributing to this shortage

Occupational Licensing and Immigrants

This research examines how immigrants, in particular, are impacted by occupational licensing rules in the US.

Occupational Licensing Effects on Firm Entry and Employment

This research suggests that if state policymakers were to reduce the cost of obtaining a license in their state, they may be able to attract new businesses and improve overall employment opportunities for residents.

A New Role for the FDA in Medical Device Regulation

This policy paper examines the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in regulating emerging nutrition technologies.

Executive Discretion and the Antiquities Act

This policy paper reviews the relevant literature on the extent of executive discretion under the Antiquities Act.

Does Expanding Highway Capacity Solve Urban Congestion Problems?

This Research in Focus explains why highway expansion has, at best, only a limited impact on congestion.

Crises in the Housing Market: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Lessons

This research from Carlos Garriga and Aaron Hedlund reviews the latest research regarding the causes, consequences, and policy implications of housing crises.

Down Payments and the Homeownership Dream: Not Such a Barrier After All?

This research examines the effect of down payment requirements on rates of homeownership in the US.

Carbon Pricing in the Private Sector

This research provides useful insight into how U.S. companies are responding to a growing body of climate research and public pressures related to climate change.

Can We Build Our Way Out of Urban Traffic Congestion?

This research examines the costs of expanding highway capacity as well and how the unintended consequences of doing so may actually increase demand.

What Is the Relationship between Renewable Portfolio Standards and Electricity Prices?

This research examines the effects of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) on electricity prices.

Dynamics of Deterrence: A Macroeconomic Perspective on Punitive Justice Policy

This research presents evidence of a “lost cohort” of individuals who have higher rates of prison admission and arrests compared to the generations before and after.

How Does Occupational Licensing Affect U.S. Consumers and Workers?

This paper examines the existing research on the effects of occupational licensing and concludes with a discussion of possible reforms.

Cooperative Conservation: Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Saving Endangered Species

This policy paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to better understand factors that deter them from engaging in conservation efforts and to identify […]

How Does Lobbying Regulation Affect the Stock Prices of Firms That Lobby the Most?

This research examines the effect of political activity on a firm’s value by analyzing the impact of a policy change that increased public disclosure requirements associated with lobbying.

The Amendment of the Stock Act and the Prices of Stocks Most Held by Congress

This research suggests the stock prices of those stocks most commonly held by congressional members increase when restrictions on insider trading are relaxed.

A Review of the Environmental Effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard’s Corn Ethanol Mandate

This research explores the environmental consequences of mandating ethanol in greater detail and makes recommendations for how to mitigate these impacts.

Net Metering in the States

This paper first explains how electricity markets work, how net metering works, and then offers multiple suggestions for reform.

Taxis, Taxis and Governance in the Vehicles-For-Hire Industry

This research creates a taxonomy for better understanding regulation that accounts for public and private enforcement of the overlapping regulatory approaches in the vehicle-for-hire industry.

Social Security and the Increasing Longevity Gap

This working paper contributes to the discussion about Social Security reform by developing a new measure of the progressivity of a Social Security system.

The Impact of Economic Activity on Criminal Behavior: Evidence from the Fracking Boom

This study finds that there is an initial twenty-two percent reduction in the number of criminal cases filed in areas affected by the fracking boom.

Does Occupational Licensing Impact Access to Dental Care?

This paper explores the academic literature on occupational licensing to understand whether licensing laws are contributing to this shortage

Occupational Licensing and Immigrants

This research examines how immigrants, in particular, are impacted by occupational licensing rules in the US.

Occupational Licensing Effects on Firm Entry and Employment

This research suggests that if state policymakers were to reduce the cost of obtaining a license in their state, they may be able to attract new businesses and improve overall employment opportunities for residents.

Executive Discretion and the Antiquities Act

This policy paper reviews the relevant literature on the extent of executive discretion under the Antiquities Act.

Does Expanding Highway Capacity Solve Urban Congestion Problems?

This Research in Focus explains why highway expansion has, at best, only a limited impact on congestion.

Crises in the Housing Market: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Lessons

This research from Carlos Garriga and Aaron Hedlund reviews the latest research regarding the causes, consequences, and policy implications of housing crises.

Down Payments and the Homeownership Dream: Not Such a Barrier After All?

This research examines the effect of down payment requirements on rates of homeownership in the US.

Can We Build Our Way Out of Urban Traffic Congestion?

This research examines the costs of expanding highway capacity as well and how the unintended consequences of doing so may actually increase demand.

What Should be Included in a State’s Sales Tax Base?

Tax policy researchers across the political spectrum agree that narrow, targeted policies (such as tax credits) are usually a better way to address the regressive nature of the tax than blanket exemptions.

What Is the Relationship between Renewable Portfolio Standards and Electricity Prices?

This research examines the effects of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) on electricity prices.

Dynamics of Deterrence: A Macroeconomic Perspective on Punitive Justice Policy

This research presents evidence of a “lost cohort” of individuals who have higher rates of prison admission and arrests compared to the generations before and after.

How Does Occupational Licensing Affect U.S. Consumers and Workers?

This paper examines the existing research on the effects of occupational licensing and concludes with a discussion of possible reforms.

Net Metering in the States

This paper first explains how electricity markets work, how net metering works, and then offers multiple suggestions for reform.

The Resilience Approach to Cybersecurity Policy in the Internet of Things Ecosystem

This research explores how to address cybersecurity issues without stifling innovation in the growing network of interconnected devices.

A New Role for the FDA in Medical Device Regulation

This policy paper examines the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in regulating emerging nutrition technologies.

Constitutions and Blockchains: Competitive Governance of Fundamental Rule Sets

This analysis highlights the competitive benefits and costs that result from choices in constitutional governance, with a view to the intended functions of a given blockchain.

Taxis, Taxis and Governance in the Vehicles-For-Hire Industry

This research creates a taxonomy for better understanding regulation that accounts for public and private enforcement of the overlapping regulatory approaches in the vehicle-for-hire industry.