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One in 10 Detroit tax foreclosures between 2011 and 2015 were caused by the city's admittedly inflated property assessments, a study by two Chicago professors has concluded.
Surprisingly little is known about what the relationship between a patient and her primary-care doctor is worth. David Meltzer may be the first and only researcher in the country to quantify that value in a randomized clinical trial.
A new study from the University of Chicago concluded that “dynamic” pricing is more effective than moral persuasion on its own for changing customer behaviors in the long run.
Professor Bruce D. Meyer and a coauthor used administrative statistics from six major antipoverty programs to demonstrate that five of the six "sharply reduce deep poverty" and the sixth has a "pronounced" impact among the working poor.
Studies show that spiraling housing costs, and the land-use restrictions that often accelerate unaffordability, don’t just push people out, but keep others out as well, hindering migration and widening the wealth gap.
Asst. Prof. Amir Jina finds that as temperatures rise, Chicago may fare better than many major United States cities.