Research

Every year companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on elections in the United States. Yet studies of roll-call votes have shown that donations to specific office holders do not regularly yield the votes donors want. So why do industries continue?
Sixty-one percent of Americans think climate change is a problem that the government needs to address, including 43 percent of Republicans and 80 percent of Democrats, according to a new survey from the Energy Policy Institute at UChicago.
A new NBER working paper from Harris Public Policy Prof. Ryan Kellogg and his co-author at Booth find that the flexibility offered by rail has dampened investment in pipelines.
Contrary to numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau, researchers at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the University of Notre Dame find that poverty has fallen sharply in the U.S. in recent decades.
Innovative study from Prof. Michael Greenstone and co-authors finds a well-intentioned home heating policy contributed to higher pollution in Northern China, shaving years off hundreds of millions of lives. 
New research shows that regional support for rebel groups can increase violence.