Research Studies

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

A federal job guarantee would be monumentally expensive, return only limited value from the participants’ work, entail administrative challenges nearly impossible to solve, and be potentially disastrous for economic growth and the private labor market.

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Not only does our politics drive a wedge between the public and the political community, but it places certain privileged political actors in a position to be tyrants over their fellow citizens. They govern over and not with others in the society under examination.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

In the years leading up to December 2007, there was a growing chorus declaring the end of business cycles. Clearly, business cycles have not gone away, and AIER’s research, contained in our new study, The Changing Nature of Recessions, shows that recessions have changed in troubling ways. 

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

There is no single winning strategy for retirement drawdowns. But there are ways to construct a balance between needlessly underspending and threatening long-term security.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

The towns and cities of the College Destinations Index return to pre-recession strengths.

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Manufacturing flexes its muscles as foreign and domestic firms expand their U.S. operations.

by AIER Staff

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, no. 14 | August 6, 2012

Usually a sign of confidence, climbing credit card use reflects the uneven impact of the recovery.

by Sarah Todd, Editor

 

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, No. 12 | July 2, 2012

Jobs based on routine tasks, regardless of skill level, face the biggest threat from the computer age.

by AIER Staff

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, No. 11, June 18, 2012

Once upon a time, current policy would have yielded stronger growth and more inflation.

by Steven R. Cunningham, PhD, Director of Research and Education

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, No. 10 | June 4, 2012

Don’t be fooled by overly optimistic projections. It’s even worse than you think.

by AIER Research Staff

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, No. 9, May 21, 2012

Three much-discussed ways to curb Social Security payouts may be inadequate-and come at a high human cost.

by Shelly X. Liang, PhD, Research Fellow  

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, No. 8 | May 7, 2012
High growth in the emerging economy’s service sector offers lessons for the U.S. 
by Zinnia Mukherjee, PhD, Research Fellow, and Steven R. Cunningham, PhD, Director of Research and Education 

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, No. 7 | April 16, 2012
The weak recovery is partly the result of a long-term change: The U.S. has become a mature economy.
by Polina Vlasenko, PhD, Research Fellow 

Additional Content

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, No. 6 | April 2, 2012
When executives pay attention to customers’ long-term needs, business will prosper. And the findings are backed up by data.
by Craig Richardson, PhD, Visiting Research Fellow 

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, No. 5 | March 19, 2012
Striking increases in fuel efficiency since the first oil shock dampen the impact of a rise in costs. What’s more, only half of the retail spending on gasoline flows out of the economy.

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, No. 3 | February 20, 2012
Simple policy arithmetic translates into potential inflation of 7.2 percent within two years. But that’s before unprecedented bank reserves come into play.

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, No. 2, February 6, 2012
In a formal departure from its longstanding dual mandate, the Federal Reserve commits to a new course. But how long will it last?
by Steven Cunningham, PhD, Director of Research and Education

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Research Reports

Vol. LXXIX, No. 1, January 16, 2012
Encouraged by government policies, the upsurge in home ownership reduced saving rates, made households more vulnerable, and deepened the recession. 
by Zinnia Mukherjee, PhD, Research Fellow 

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Research Reports

Vol. LXXVIII, No. 21 | December 19, 2011
Online shopping is changing the holiday marketplace for retailers and consumers alike.
by Steven R. Cunningham, PhD, Director of Research and Education

Additional Content

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Empirical evidence shows that this proven inflationary hedge helps portfolios during any kind of price instability. 

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