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a student works on an electrical board during an CTE training

Recent research has found that stu­dents who concentrate in career and technical educa­tion may actually be more likely to go to college than otherwise equivalent students who do not.

When will China pass the US in economic size? “The year 2030” is not a bad estimate, but so is “never.”

Professor Doleac’s testimony underplays key findings in the academic literature that support “Ban the Box” policies, and mischaracterizes the significance of results from other studies.

Instead of building a wall, the US needs to build programs that ensure enough workers are available.

Patient hands over credit card at the doctor's office for medical billing

Surprise medical billing—cases in which patients are unexpectedly billed at highly inflated prices from providers who do not accept their insurance—has attracted policymakers’ attention. In this report, we outline the economic rationale for why markets have not eliminated this behavior and present policy solutions.

Current development and funding plans fail to prepare the United States Air Force to contribute to adversarial challenges short of combat.

In his testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, Resident Scholar Andrew Biggs emphasizes the need for a bipartisan Social Security solvency plan coupled with targeted benefit increases for vulnerable retirees.

We investigate how minimum wage increases and the strength of enforcement regimes affect the prevalence of subminimum wage payments. We find strong evidence that higher minimum wages lead to a greater prevalence of subminimum wage payments. We consistently estimate that increases in measured underpayment following minimum wage increases average between 10 and 25 percent of realized wage gains.

The United States and China  are in an era of competition, and the way that competition is conducted will have a decisive impact on the future security and prosperity of both countries, and indeed of the world, in the 21st Century.

If Washington is unwilling to stand up to China as the most powerful nation in the world, it cannot expect anyone else to do so.

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