Trade and development in an age of crisis: Mind the fundamentals
Trade openness is necessary for developing countries to sustain economic growth and social progress.
Kroger Stores Benefit Western Communities: An Assessment of the Enterprise’s Compensation Packages and the Economic Impacts in the West
This study assesses the compensation packages of the Kroger enterprise’s hourly associates compared to their peers in the supermarket and grocery industry and retail industry overall. It then evaluates the economic and social impacts of Kroger to associates and communities in four Western states.
Mercantilist reciprocity or free trade: Globalization at a crossroads
The global trading system was built on the shaky foundation of mercantilist reciprocity. This approach has reinforced a flawed way of thinking about trade that helps explain the rise of protectionism and the ease with which some governments flout their commitments to the trade rules in favor …
The Importance of IP-intensive Manufacturing Industries to the U.S. Economy
This study shows that IP-intensive industries outperform their counterparts across economic metrics during 2008-19.
Achieving Financial Stability Without Excessive Rate Increases: A Review of the USPS Strategic Plan “Delivering for America”
USPS can achieve financial stability by implementing other strategic initiatives and maintaining CPI rate increases.
The Economic Benefits of Risk-Based Pricing
Limiting or banning risk-based pricing would have significant negative impacts on consumers, especially, minority and low income households.
Fairer, Faster, Better II: An Empirical Assessment of Consumer Arbitration
Empirical evidence shows that arbitration is an effective process for resolving consumer disputes. While litigation is a long and often burdensome process with many rules and requirements, arbitration is simpler and more flexible.
Will US Leadership in Biopharmaceutical R&D Continue?
Innovation most successfully occurs in regions around the world that allow inventors to operate in a public policy framework that rewards risk taking and investment. This is especially so for the biopharmaceutical industry. Because of the high risk, high cost …
The Impact of COVID-19 on Low- and Moderate- Income Housing Providers
This report examines the short-term and long-term impact of the pandemic on the low- and moderate- income rental providers, renters, service providers, and the surrounding communities.
The Benefits of Converting HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program to an EBT System
The report is examines the HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, which suffers from operating system inefficiencies and challenges that discourage housing providers from participation. Examining similar program characteristics …
The Impact of COVID-19 on Independent Physician Practices
This report analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on revenue losses of independent physician practices.
U.S. Store Retail, Accommodation, and Food Service Industries
This report estimates the number of establishments, wages, jobs, and revenue in U.S. store retail, accommodations, and food and beverage industries, including the number of jobs overall and in malls.