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Do Randomized Controlled Trials Meet the "Gold Standard"? A Study of the Usefulness of RCTs in the What Works Clearinghouse

Alan Ginsburg & Marshall S. Smith
March 15, 2016

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of a given intervention’s effectiveness.

Did Right-to-Work Laws Impact Income Inequality? Evidence from US States Using the Synthetic Control Method

Jeffrey Jordan, Aparna Mathur, Abdul Manasib, and Devesh Roy
March 17, 2016

There is an ongoing debate about the effect of changes in labor regulations such as Right-to-Work (RTW) laws on rising income inequality in the U.S.

The AP at Peak: Public Schools Offering Advanced Placement, 2000-2012

Nat Malkus
January 14, 2016

The percentage of public high schools offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses is declining, with lower percentages offering AP in 2012 than in 2008. The overall declines in AP programs after

AP at Scale: Public School Students in Advanced Placement, 1990–2013

Nat Malkus
January 4, 2016

The AP program has expanded rapidly since 1990 to become the primary program for providing US public high school students with advanced coursework, with nearly two in five graduates earning AP cred

State and Local Spending: Do Tax and Expenditure Limits Work?

Benjamin Zycher
May 8, 2013

Since 1978, 30 states have enacted formal limitations on taxes, budgets, or outlays as tools with which to strengthen fiscal discipline.

Overpaid or Underpaid? A State-by-State Ranking of Public Employee Compensation

Andrew G. Biggs and Jason Richwine
April 1, 2014

This paper ranks all 50 states according to how costly their public-employee compensation packages are relative to private-sector standards.

America’s Transportation Challenges: Proposals for Reform

R. Richard Geddes
September 1, 2015

This paper, published by the American Enterprise Institute, examines the problems faced by the American government in the transportation sector, suggesting several proposals of how roads and infras

The Effect of Public and Private Schooling on Anti-Semitism

Jay P. Greene and Cari A. Bogulski
November 16, 2015

Most major American Jewish organizations oppose voucher and other school choice programs based in part on the fear that private, mostly religious, schools do not check the development of anti-Semit

The Legal Landscape of Parental-Choice Policy

Nicole Stelle Garnett
November 5, 2015

The U.S. Spreme Court decision Zelman v.

Moving Beyond College: Rethinking Higher Education Regulation for an Unbundled World

Michael B. Horn & Andrew P. Kelly
August 1, 2015

In the face of increasing costs and lackluster outcomes, traditional higher education is under increasing pressure to prove its value proposition.

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