Daily Policy Digest

How Do Firms Respond to Quality Disclosure Requirements?

While quality disclosure is important for consumers to make informed decisions, investigating how the data is collected reveals that firms are not operating as efficiently as possible...

The Impact of Youth Employment on Academic Performance

Summer jobs for youth improve grades, according to an NBER study...

Why the Federal Government Fails

There are five structural reasons why the federal government fails...

West Coast Wind Patterns Lead to Below-Normal Wind Generation Capacity Factors

Energy produced by wind turbines in West Coast states increased in 2014 by 45% from 2009...

Improving Education Could Pay Off In Economic Growth

Developing students who think critically about math could have national economic implications...

Train Derailments on the Decline Despite Recent Spate of Accidents

Passenger train derailments have decreased from 113 in to 2001 to 58 in 2014...

Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence From Mexico

Foreign direct investment benefits average households...

Wired to Fail

Despite several billion dollars' worth of stimulus money, the Rural Utilities Service failed to complete nearly half of its projects...

Federal Agencies Missed 1,400 Regulatory Deadlines

Congress has no system to oversee all the regulatory deadlines it assigns; as a result, many deadlines are missed...

Defined Contribution Pensions Are Cost-Effective

Defined benefit plans are not structurally more cost-effective than defined contribution plans...


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