Brief Analyses

Restricted to two letter-size pages, a Brief Analysis summarizes some aspect or aspects of a public policy issue, presenting points for consideration in policy debates or responding to points that have been raised during these debates.

The Housing Crash and Smart Growth
Who Benefits from Mortgage Deductions?
Lifting Workers Out of Poverty: The Minimum Wage versus the Earned Income Tax Credit
The Changing Price of Oil Relative to Gold
The Rand Paul Tax Plan
Opportunities for Small-and Medium-sized U.S. Businesses in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Do Unemployment Insurance Benefits Encourage Reemployment?

During the 2008 Recession, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program provided the long-term unemployed an unprecedented maximum 99 weeks of benefits. Some weeks of extended benefits were a…

Innovative Teaching Methods Key to STEM Growth

It is a great time to be a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) major in Texas. Dallas made Forbes’ list of the top 10 cities for STEM jobs and has the second highest annual median w…