How Remittances Impact the Economies of Mexican States and Municipalities
Research scholar José Iván Rodríguez-Sánchez examines the economic impact of remittances — the money sent home by migrants working abroad — and finds varying results at the state and municipal levels in Mexico. He also warns against relying too heavily on remittances to drive economic growth.
Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez November 28, 2022
BIPP/CES Hosted NATO Industry Group on Critical Materials Supply Chains
NATO, through the NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG) under the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD)…
November 21, 2022
Why Fixing Methane Leaks From the Oil and Gas Industry Can be a Climate Game-changer – One That Pays for Itself
What’s the cheapest, quickest way to reduce climate change without roiling the economy? In the United States, it may be by reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
Jim Krane November 17, 2022
317,793 people were arrested for marijuana possession in 2020 despite the growing legalization movement
More than 300,000 people were arrested for cannabis possession in 2020, FBI records show. Meanwhile, the drug is being legal…
Katharine Neill Harris November 16, 2022
How China’s Water Challenges Could Lead to a Global Food and Supply Chain Crisis
Without urgent action, the impact of China’s water shortages will ripple across the globe and dramatically perturb global markets for food, energy and industrial goods, write fellow Gabriel Collins and co-author Gopal Reddy.
Gabriel Collins, Gopal Reddy November 14, 2022
Demographics and the US Economy
How much can demographic changes account for trends in the U.S. economy? This paper shows that a heterogeneous-agent, overlapping-generations model with historical demographic flows can generate several features of the U.S. economy over the past several decades, including a secular decline in economic growth, a rise in savings relative to GDP, a corresponding decline in real interest rates, and, in part, changes in wealth inequality.
Jorge Barro November 11, 2022
Considerations for State-Sponsored Retirement Plans
An increasing number of states have begun to contemplate state-administered individual retirement account programs. How do these differ from employer-sponsored plans? And would they be able to provide workers with meaningful retirement savings? Public finance fellow Joyce Beebe explains.
Joyce Beebe November 7, 2022
Preventing Firearm Injury in the Greater Houston Area through Purpose and Policy: A Review
The first annual Firearm Injury Prevention and Safety Symposium, hosted by the Center for Health and Biosciences in June 2022, brought together researchers, policymakers and community partners committed to ending gun violence. This conference report summarizes the many presentations held at the event, as well as a concrete plan for local action to reduce firearm injury and death.
Sandra McKay, Jacqueline Klotz, Mia Hurts, Bindi Naik-Mathuria October 31, 2022