American Enterprise Institute

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.

Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban

Ben Zycher
July 28, 2015

Dismantles the arguments supporting the  current export ban on crude oil.

China, the US, and the geopolitics of energy

Daniel Blumenthal
July 7, 2015

Describes the geopolitical situation between China and the U.S.


Dan Blumenthal, Derek M. Scissors, Andreas Goldthau, Michael Mazza, James A. Slutz, Sara Vakhshou
February 25, 2015

Paper predicts that absent significant institutional reforms in China --including expanded property rights and markets, over the next 15 years, China's energy demand will substantially decline prov

Are low oil prices good or bad?

Vaclav Smil
December 22, 2014

The speed and amount that oil and gasoline prices have fallen have shocked many, called a blessing by some, and dangerous or regrettable by others.

Not So Modest: Pension Benefits for Full-Career State Government Employees

Andrew G. Biggs
March 19, 2014

City and state governments around the country are pursuing reforms to address the rising costs of public employee pension plans.

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