"There's just a lot of things that say [poverty in China] is going to be a persistent problem," said SIEPR Senior Fellow Scott Rozelle, co-director of Stanford University's Rural Education Action Program.
An experiment in 2014 run by SIEPR Senior Fellow Nicholas Bloom showed that telecommuting increased productivity by 13%—employees worked more minutes per shift and took more calls on average while working from home.
Research by SIEPR Senior Fellow Andrew Hall on vote-by-mail programs found that absentee balloting didn’t increase one party’s overall turnout or vote share more than the other’s between 1996 and 2018, but modestly increased overall voter turnout.
"It will be extraordinarily hard to reach a consensus on a new director general when there isn’t any underlying consensus among members on what the WTO is supposed to do," says SIEPR Senior Fellow Judith Goldstein.
SIEPR Senior Fellow Nicholas Bloom discusses the "Ikea-ization” of office costs—a reference to the way the Swedish superstores helped shift the responsibility for assembly from the seller to the customer.