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A Better Life in the Outback: Improving Living Standards in the Australian Desert Region

Apr. 19, 2017 — People who live in desert regions are perceived as living in hardship and isolation and surviving largely due to subsidies from the 'mainstream' economy. New research suggests that for some ... read more

The Forecaster's Dilemma: Evaluating Forecasts of Extreme Events

Apr. 10, 2017 — Accurate predictions of extreme events do not necessarily indicate the scientific superiority of the forecaster or the forecast method from which they originate. The way forecast evaluation is ... read more

Adding Grads, Going Green Can Brighten Economic Outlook

Mar. 29, 2017 — Attracting college graduates and boosting natural amenities may give communities a double shot of economic growth potential, according to ... read more

Machines and the Modern Day Labor Market

Mar. 28, 2017 — Technological advances, particularly in machines that can perform complex tasks, have begun to dramatically change jobs and labor ... read more

Our Aging Scientific Workforce Raises Concerns

Mar. 27, 2017 — The science and engineering workforce in the United States is aging rapidly, according to a new study. And it is only going to get older in coming years. Economists have found that the average age of ... read more

Rebuilding Middle Class Is the Key to Preserving Democracy

Mar. 27, 2017 — Steps must be taken to preserve middle-class America or the United States will cease to be a democracy, says a law professor in his new ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Not only have scientists from Japan performed the first non-destructive morphological observations on the fleshy brittle star, Asteronyx loveni, using micro X-ray tomography, but they also published ... read more

People Who Watch Entertainment TV Are More Likely to Vote for Populist Politicians

Mar. 27, 2017 — People exposed to entertainment television are more likely to vote for populist politicians according to a new study. The researchers investigated the political impact of entertainment television in ... read more

Building a Market for Renewable Thermal Technologies

Mar. 24, 2017 — Renewable thermal technologies have significant market potential in the state if supported by appropriate public policy and financing tools, a new analysis ... read more

Abortion Restriction May Have New Momentum After 40 Years of Pervading Policy

Mar. 20, 2017 — Originally a single-sentence prohibition on Medicaid funding for abortion, the Hyde Amendment has provided the blueprint for ever-expanding prohibitions on public expenditure for the ... read more

Three Experts Explain How Economics Can Shape Precision Medicines

Mar. 16, 2017 — Many public and private efforts focus on research in precision medicine. Scientific initiatives alone, however, will not deliver such medicines without strong ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — For the first time ever, new research examines data from the 2007-2009 financial crisis to show how the US Federal Reserve can effectively assist banks in times of financial ... read more

Poll Shows Majority of Floridians Want to Keep or Expand Obamacare

Mar. 16, 2017 — A majority of Floridians would like to expand the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare) or keep the law as is, while nearly three-quarters of them are concerned that people would ... read more

Profiting from the Fight Against Corruption

Mar. 13, 2017 — Governments get richer when NGOs band together to fight official corruption, game theorists at HEC Montréal ... read more

Looming Threat of Asian Tobacco Companies to Global Health

Mar. 13, 2017 — There are already one billion tobacco smokers worldwide, and the number will likely rise further with Asian tobacco companies poised to enter the global market, according to a newly published ... read more

New Research Urges a Rethink on Global Energy Subsidies

Mar. 13, 2017 — The hidden toll that subsidies for electricity, fossil fuels, and transport have on social welfare, economic growth and technological innovation needs to be exposed through better ... read more

Sensitive Genotypes Yield Disadvantage in Poor Families, but Advantage in Wealthier Ones

Mar. 13, 2017 — A new study suggest that children with sensitive genotypes who come from low-income homes will be less financially successful than their same sex sibling without those genotypes. But children with ... read more

CRUST Adds New Layer of Defense Against Earthquakes, Tsunamis

Mar. 13, 2017 — The first computer model to simulate the whole chain of events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes could reduce losses to life and property caused by disasters like the huge earthquake ... read more

Research Evaluates How Financial Criminals Evade Laws

Mar. 10, 2017 — Two investigators examine the frequency and implications of bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. They also assess the degree of cultural and ethical differences between these acts in the United ... read more

The New Theory of Economic 'Agrowth' Contributes to the Viability of Climate Policies

Mar. 10, 2017 — A new economic theory compatible with the fight against climate change has been proposed by a new study. The “agrowth” proposal comes up as an alternative to the opposing economic trends of ... read more

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