Research

Bruce D. Meyer
UChicago Harris research, the most detailed, accurate look at the problem across the U.S., shows that a modest disruption can push people into homelessness.
Joe Biden giving a speech in front of 'Canceling Student Debt' signs
Less than a third approve of the handling of student loan debt by President Biden, but the public is more likely to support than oppose targeted debt relief proposals covered by the Biden administration’s latest plan
Durlauf
A new paper uncovers a previously underdiscussed effect of the Civil Rights Movement: dramatic positive change in occupational mobility for Black Americans born between 1940 and 1950—a change that has not been sustained since.
A headshot of Robert Kaestner
A new paper finds that Ban the Box policies may not have as significant of an impact as hoped for.
A picture of Austin Wright.
One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is that many workers who formerly worked five days a week in an office now work from home all or some of the time. And this trend will likely continue, according to a new working paper co-authored by Austin Wright.
Eduardo Montero
Who owns a piece of land? And how do we keep track of who owns what? These simple questions have repercussions for societies and economies around the globe, and answering them is not always so simple.