Policy Studies

The Effect of New Jersey's Minimum Wage Increase on Fast-food Employment: a Re-evaluation Using Payroll Records

David Neumark and William Wascher
August 1, 1995

In 1995, University of California-Irvine economics professor David Neumark and Federal Reserve governor William Wascher analyzed payroll records of fast-food restaurants in New Jersey counties and

Short-term Effects of a Teenage Driver Cell Phone Restriction

Robert D. Foss
June 11, 2008

This academic study, conducted in 2008 by University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center Senior Research Scientist Robert D.

The Effects of Marginal Tax Rates on Interstate Migration in the U.S.

New Jersey Department of the Treasury
October 1, 2011

A non-partisan study conducted by the New Jersey Department of the Treasury studies existing research on the effects of state taxes on migration.

Why Some Cities Are Growing and Others Shrinking

Dean Stansel
June 15, 2011

Florida Gulf Coast University Associate Professor of Economics Dean Stansel studies migration and taxation data for 100 American metropolitian areas, finding statistically significant correlations

Introducing ‘Article V 2.0’: The Compact for a Balanced Budget

June 27, 2014

As the federal debt approaches $18 trillion, a balanced budget amendment has emerged as one of few viable options to curb government spending. The Article V process for amending the U.S.

The Three Faces of Sustainability

June 23, 2014

Pressure from the United Nations, U.S.

The Economic Impact of Regulating U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

Margo Thorning
September 14, 2010

The imposition of greenhouse gas permitting requirements on stationary sources will negatively impact U.S.

Selective Tax Abatements: Do They Work?

March 16, 1987

Heartland Policy Study No. 14

Hydraulic Fracturing a Game-Changer for U.S. Energy and Economies

November 18, 2013

Vast reserves of oil and natural gas have been known to exist in shale formations throughout the United States for decades, but extracting these resources was not economically viable until the adve

The Municipal Government Debt Crisis

June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013 – The 518 taxing districts within Cook County have a combined “financial burden” of almost $34 billion - an average of $17,147 per Cook County household - according to a study release

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