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Researchers find sharp decline in poverty in the U.S. despite report from Census Bureau

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.
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Air Pollution Cuts 3 Years Off Lifespans In Northern China

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. 
Colombia

Beware of the Neighbors

New research shows that regional support for rebel groups can increase violence.
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Study Finds Climate Change Damages U.S. Economy, Increases Inequality

Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, with the poorest third of U.S. counties projected to sustain economic damages costing as much as 20 percent of their income if warming proceeds unabated.
Healthcare Research Study

What Healthcare Policymakers Can Learn from Other Industries

New research by Harris Public Policy Assistant Professor Steve Cicala looks at the Affordable Care Act's 80/20 rule and its impact on health care costs and finds that the regulation create an incentive for insurance companies to overspend.
The White House

To the Point: On Executive Orders

Prof. William Howell weighs in on President Trump's use of executive orders and their impact on policy.
Electrical Lines

Study Shows Electricity Markets Are More Cost-Effective Than Cost of Service Regulation

Natural experiment using the U.S. electricity system shows regions using a market approach save about $3 billion a year.
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Black-White Earnings Gap Remains at 1950s Levels for Median Worker

The earnings gap between African-American men and white men is the same now as it was 60 years ago for the median worker, according to a new study from University of Chicago economist Kerwin K. Charles and Duke University economist Patrick Bayer.
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Study Provides Market-Based Approach To Fuel Economy

With unpredictable gasoline prices, a standard indexed to prices offers the greatest benefits.