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Better Pay, Fairer Pensions III — The Impact of Cash-Balance Pensions on Teacher Retention and Quality

Josh B. McGee & Marcus A. Winters
June 22, 2016

Most U.S. public school teachers participate in traditional “final-average-salary-defined-benefit” (FAS-DB) pension plans.

Issues 2016: Is There a Student Debt Crisis?

Max Eden
June 9, 2016

Student debt is a convenient target in a presidential election year, but it obscures the true crisis: high dropout rates from low-quality postsecondary institutions and the unmanageable debt borne

Counterproductive: The Employment and Income Effects of Raising America’s Minimum Wage to $12 and to $15 per Hour

Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Ben Gitis
July 1, 2015

We examine the employment effects and antipoverty implications of raising the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour and to $15 per hour, respectively, by 2020.

Energy Policies and Electricity Prices: Cautionary Tales from the European Union

Robert Bryce
March 24, 2016

The agressive policies adopted by the European Union to fight climate change have resulted in dramatic increases in electricity costs for residential and industrial consumers.

Guaranteed Volatility: Pension Costs and State and Local Staffing Levels

Stephen Eide
April 12, 2016

America’s ongoing debate over public pension reform has mainly focused on benefit levels. But equally important is how governments finance pension benefits.

Easy Access, Quality Care: The Role for Retail Health Clinics in New York

Paul Howard
February 16, 2011

Beginning in 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March 2010, is expected to significantly extend health-insurance coverage in New York by increasing Medicaid en

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