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Feb 11 2020 | Global student slump: More money hasn’t helped. What will? | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
“Almost everything takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight,” says SIEPR Senior Fellow Eric Hanushek.
People care more about customer reviews, ratings, and prices than occupational licensing when it comes to hiring professionals such as electricians, plumbers, and painters, according to research by SIEPR Faculty Fellow Brad Larsen.
Jan 24 2020 | What polarization data from 9 countries reveals about the US | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
Using survey data, SIEPR Senior Fellow Matt Gentzkow constructed a measure of political polarization that compares the US to nine other countries, showing that polarization didn't rise as quickly in any country other than the US, and polarization actually declined in five countries.
Jan 23 2020 | Central banks warm to issuing digital currencies | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
Central banks have been hesitant to create digital currencies, according to SIEPR Senior Fellow Darrell Duffie. People are uncertain of how to best monitor transactions in order to prevent fraud, among other complex questions. “It’s a responsibility I think central banks don’t want,” says Duffie.
Jan 21 2020 | Boom or bust? Expect America's economy to change in the 2020s | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
SIEPR Senior Fellow Pete Klenow discusses how population growth, trade, Big Tech, and innovations might affect America’s capacity for economic growth.
Rent control doesn’t solve rising housing costs - reducing regulatory barriers in order to increase the supply of housing and lower prices does, according to research by SIEPR Faculty Fellow Rebecca Diamond.
Jan 16 2020 | A decade on from the housing crash, new risks are emerging | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
"Rather than keeping mortgages on their balance-sheets, non-banks tend to sell them on—not the best incentive to be ultra-cautious", says SIEPR Senior Fellow Amit Seru.
Jan 14 2020 | The costs of a declining population | Posted In: SIEPR in the News
In his new paper, “The End of Economic Growth?”, SIEPR Senior Fellow Charles Jones models what might happen in a world of declining population, arguing that living standards would stagnate as the population gradually vanishes.
A study led by SIEPR Faculty Fellow Maya Rossin-Slater has found that local exposure to fatal school shootings increases antidepressant use among youths.
The I.R.S. sent a letter to 3.9 million people and a new study co-authored by Faculty Fellow Jacob Goldin shows that these letters may have saved approximately 700 lives.