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The Senate and the Nuclear Option
Submitted by David Mayhew on November 22, 2013
The Senate’s ruling Democrats pulled the plug on minority obstruction
Common Data Problems
Submitted by Limor Peer on November 20, 2013
At the recent Yale Day of Data, researchers spoke about practical challenges they have relating to the data they use in their research.
Is the U.S. “Over-Licensed?” The Case for Reforming America’s Professional Licensing Laws
Submitted by Gabe Scheffler on November 11, 2013
29% of American workers today are licensed; an argument to be made for de-regulation.
Encouraging More Female Candidacies by Subsidizing Childcare
Submitted by Rachel Silbermann on November 5, 2013
To increase women candidates and diversity, federally subsidize childcare.
Could Federal Sequestration Point the Way Toward Ending Government Shutdowns?
Submitted by David Louk on November 4, 2013
Congress could use defaults more frequently
Parental Participation in Public Inner-City Schools: An Unenforced Opportunity and Dilemma
Submitted by Craig Holloway on November 1, 2013
How federal govt can incentivize schools to encourage parental involvement
Crowdfunding for Private Security in Oakland Ignores a Few Key Facts
Submitted by Michael Sierra-Arevalo on October 23, 2013
What's the harm of crowdfunded security?
When Due Process Fails: Debt Collection and Civil Contempt
Submitted by Michelle Grise on October 22, 2013
Protecting consumers in debt collection
Interpretation and Experimentation as Advocacy at the CFPB
Submitted by Vivekinan Ashok on October 15, 2013
Improving the tools to educate and protect consumers
Time for the Feds to Take Financial Transparency Seriously
Submitted by Yousef AbuGharbieh on October 8, 2013
Federal government needs to provide a site where the public can view federal spending
Time to Reckon with Prison Labor
Submitted by Charles Decker on October 1, 2013
As monetary restitution becomes a part of the "carceral state," the wages of prison laborers need to be improved
Can Knowing What You Pay Bring Medical Costs Down?
Submitted by Nicholas Downing on September 24, 2013
Hospital pricing tranparency and keeping costs down
The Imperative to Share Complete Replication Files
Submitted by Allan Dafoe on September 23, 2013
Scientific knowledge is only as reliable as the empirical analysis on which it is based.
George Zimmerman: A Case Study in Motivated Reasoning
Submitted by Jamie Luguri on September 17, 2013
The focus should have been on the Florida law
Numbers Alone Won’t Shrink Prisons
Submitted by Alison Kanosky on September 10, 2013
It’s unlikely that America’s overgrown prison system is going away anytime soon
New Assistant Professor Takes a Closer Look at Court Decisions
Submitted by Tory Bilski on August 30, 2013
Learning from the Lower Courts
Stop and Frisk Stops Nothing
Submitted by Michael Sierra-Arevalo on August 23, 2013
Michael Sierra-Arevalo writes on an alternative approach to the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
The Role of Data Repositories in Reproducible Research
Submitted by Limor Peer on July 24, 2013
Who is responsible for the quality of data deposited in repositories? And what is quality data, anyway?
“Wisdom and Humility:” A Fitting Tribute to David Mayhew
Submitted by Matthew Bettinger on June 4, 2013
The conference for Professor Mayhew was a testament to the continuing importance of his work on Congress and parties.
Can Campaign Finance Fix an Ungovernable America?
Submitted by Aaron Goldzimer on May 31, 2013
Campaign finanace reform is not the fundamental solution to obstruction, gridlock and ungovernability.
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