Bruce D. Meyer

Professor Bruce D. Meyer Discusses Income Reporting by Married Earners

Twenty-nine percent of American wives in dual-income marriages earn more than their husbands each year, but many married Americans are not willing to admit their true earnings – when the wife earns more.

Professor Yana Gallen Discusses Mothers' Productivity and the Gender Wage Gap

Young mothers are less productive at work than their male counterparts and women without children, according to a new study of Danish workers by Professor Yana Gallen, a finding with important implications for gender-pay gaps.

Professor Kerwin Charles Discusses the Growing Racial Wage Gap

Research by Professor Kerwin Charles finds that a median black man’s earnings today, relative to a median white man’s, is roughly the same as his father’s and grandfather’s.

Professor William Howell Discusses Why the Presidency Needs More Power

Professor William Howell argues that, though the Trump presidency may lead people to other conclusions, the best prescription for America is a stronger presidency.

Professor Chris Berry Discusses Property Tax Foreclosures in Detroit

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.

Professor David Meltzer Discusses the Value of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

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.
Koichiro Ito

Professor Koichiro Ito Discusses Dynamic Pricing vs. Moral Persuasion in Changing Habits

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.
Bruce Meyer

Professor Bruce D. Meyer Discusses Dramatic Effects of National Anti-Poverty Programs

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.

Professor Amir Jina Discusses the Effects of Climate Change on Chicago's Future

Asst. Prof. Amir Jina finds that as temperatures rise, Chicago may fare better than many major United States cities.

Professor Peter Ganong Discusses Migration and the Wealth Gap

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.