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Challenges of the New Regulation
The author examines new methods of environmental regulation that seek to reform the traditional "command and control."
The Legacy of Rodriguez: Three Decades of School Finance Reform in Texas
This paper explores the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Rodriquez ruling that said Texas's heavy reliance on the local property tax to fund public education did not violate the equal protection clause ...
What Makes Hierarchical Networks Succeed? Evidence from Hurricane Katrina
The network of organizations that responded to Hurricane Katrina was inherently difficult to coordinate. This paper examines how network task, capacity and coordination factors weakened the response.
Generational Income Mobility: A Review Essay
This essay discusses studies collected by Miles Corak that examine changes in economic status from one generation to the next. The essays cover 15 countries, 10 of them North American or European.
ICT Use in the Developing World: An Analysis of Differences in Computer and Internet Penetration
The authors find evidence indicating that income, human capital, the youth dependency ratio, telephone density, legal quality and banking sector development are associated with the penetration rates of computer and ...
The Illusion of Precision and the Role of the Renminbi in Regional Interaction
The Chinese renminbi might not be as undervalued as many analysts claim. They find that the currency might even be slightly overvalued, although they concede that this is a small possibility. Changes in China's currency ...
Taylor Rules and the Deutschmark Dollar Real Exchange Rate
The authors explore the link between an interest rate rule for monetary policy and the behavior of the real exchange rate. The interest rate rule, in conjunction with some standard assumptions, implies that the ...
The Color of Devolution: Race, Federalism, and the Politics of Social Control
Through analysis of state-level policy decisions, the authors show how modest but consistent racial effects on policy choices combine to produce large disparities in welfare and criminal justice policies encountered ...
Fiscal Conditions in Selected Metropolitan Areas
This paper presents the initial steps to better understand the current fiscal condition of local governments within metropolitan areas and to establish the extent to which fiscal disparities exist within a sample ...
The Chicago O'Hare Expansion: A Case Study of Administrative Manipulation of Benefit-Cost Principles
The author describes the application of benefit-cost analysis principles by the Federal Aviation Administration to a major infrastructure investment proposal: the expansion of OHare International Airport.