Studies

NCPA studies generally break new ground on policy issues. A study seeks to cast new light on an issue and to stimulate policy-makers and others to think of new, innovative solutions to the problems associated with the issue. Studies may combine several elements of analysis, including original research, reviews of academic literature, creative approaches for solving public policy problems, and economic modeling.

Pension Plans at Risk: A Potential Hazard of Deficit Reduction and Tax Reform

As the Administration and Congress persue deficit reduction and tax reform, America's private pension system finds itself in great jeopardy.

The Changing Market For Health Insurance: Opting Out Of The Cost-plus System

The American system of public and private health insurance, by in large, is designed to insure that hospitals do not go out of business, that they receive sufficient revenues to cover their costs.

Privatization In The U.S.: Cities And Counties

A privatization revolution is taking place among cities and counties throughout the country. Privatization--the practice of transferring assets and activities out of the public sector and into the pri…

Taxation And Economic Growth: The Emerging Consensus Among The Experts

Whether measured in terms of investment, capital used per hour worked, or labor productivity, the performance of the U.S. economy over the past decare has been poor:

Analyzing the Reagan Record

The Reagan Administration is criticized as being hostile to the interests of low-income Americans, women, and the elderly, and as being partial to the rich and well-to-do.

America In Space: The New Industrial Revolution

A handful of scientists and visionaries are proclaiming that the next economic frontier, the one that will carry us into the 21st century, lies in outer space.

Legislating Black Unemployment

The federal minimum wage law is having a devasting effect upon black Americans, particularly on black teenagers.

The Soviet Space Threat

The Soviet Union is trying to achieve total military domination of space and is succeeding in this persuit of this objective.