Content Type: Research Brief

Man in shadow pulling a line of grocery carts Research Brief / Minimum Wage

‘Fight for 15’ Debate: What Happens after a Big Boost in Minimum Wage?

Modest loss of jobs followed 1966 law, but millions won substantial raises

A man dressed in pink dress shirt and tie pointing at himself in the mirror Research Brief / Finance

“How’re Sales, Roger?” “Good Question, Roger!”

When CEO and analyst share a first name, earnings estimates are sharper

Collage of Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK Research Brief / Gender

#MeToo: Company Responses to Harassment Claims Can Mitigate Reputation Damage

New research looks beyond attitudes toward specific executives accused of harassment to focus on people’s perceptions of corporatewide gender culture.

MRI Brain Axial views .to evaluate brain tumor. Research Brief / Ethics

‘They Were Already Inside My Head To Begin With’

The ethics of asking brain surgery patients to allow unrelated research while on the operating table

This Climate TRACE map shows the greenhouse-gas emissions and the CO2 level created in China’s manufacturing sector. Research Brief / Supply Chain

Carbon Disclosures: Unflattering Supply Chain Data Omitted

Companies that report emissions appear greener only in a narrow measure

Colorful patterns on the surface of the water created by oily pollutants and stagnant water, as seen in a Texas bayou. Ripple rings also appear on the surface from aquatic life under the polluted water. Research Brief / Inflation

How Oil Prices Distort Our View of Inflation

A favored Federal Reserve index fails to filter out petroleum’s impact

A food delivery driver in a green jacket riding a motorscooter squeezes between two vans on the street. Research Brief / Supply Chain

How to Reduce Food-Delivery Collisions

Fining drivers hasn’t worked. A model suggests penalizing the delivery app companies

Wall with boxes labeled with contents and ready for moving Research Brief / Housing

Migration — and Home Price Escalation — Happens Along Established Routes

Major cities reliably feed residents to the same smaller markets, and housing booms predictably travel with them

An older man fills out forms in front of a bank teller while an older woman on the right talks to a bank teller. Research Brief / Banking

Mobile Banking, a Boon to Many, Disadvantages Those Who Bank at Branches

Banks close neighborhood outlets and raise prices for branch-delivered services

Open Red Coin Purse on light blue background with copy space, minimalistic style. Research Brief / Investing

Muni Bond Buyers Pay a Little Extra for the Pleasure of Not Being Taxed

Doing so, they subsidize government, which is, well, sort of like a tax

A dark blue maze with a white arrow that shows the way out all against a light blue background. Research Brief / Consumer Behavior

Proposed: Give Consumers on Amazon a Direct Line to Small Business Products

Third-party sellers would gain; consumers might pay more but increase control of products display

A folded paper fortune teller gsme with good news written on one flap and bad news written on another in black lettering. Research Brief / Debt

What Investors Infer From External News And Management Silence

Uncertainty about outside news alters company disclosures and how markets interpret them, study finds

Top view of colorful pills, tablets and capsules on light blue colored background. Research Brief / COVID-19

Who Wants to Repurpose Cheap Drugs?

Hint: Not the pharmaceutical companies that developed them

Five open doors in various colors on a hilly grass expanse. Research Brief / Behavioral Economics

Why We Think Differently About Money Than About Probabilities

Learning gradually versus all at once and how we estimate value

Bottles of pills arranged to represent a bar graph showing the rising cost of medicine. Research Brief / Health Care

$52.6 Billion: Extra Cost to Consumers of Add-On Drug Patents

The figure is a subset, not covering huge expense of extended patents on high-priced biologics like Humira

Illustration of buildings Research Brief / Behavioral Economics

$54,000 a Year: It Feels Like More If Your Neighbors Make Less

Ricardo Perez-Truglia’s research uses relocation choices of medical residents to study feelings about relative income