Research

Gap is the same now as it was 60 years ago for the median male worker.
Prof. William Howell weighs in on President Trump's use of executive orders and their impact on policy.
Natural experiment using the U.S. electricity system shows regions using a market approach save about $3 billion a year.
With unpredictable gasoline prices, a standard indexed to prices offers the greatest benefits.
The earnings gap between African-American men and white men is the same now as it was 60 years ago for the median worker, according to a new study from University of Chicago economist Kerwin K. Charles and Duke University economist Patrick Bayer.
Air pollution leads to about 6.5 million deaths each year, making it the world’s fourth-largest threat to human health. But how much do people in emerging economies like China really value clean air? The answer is: a lot, but it also depends income.