The Economic Policy Institute’s Health Policy Research team analyzes the U.S. health care system through the lens of low and moderate income families’ living standards, with special attention to employer-sponsored health insurance, the burden of health costs, and disparities in access and outcomes.
IZA is a private independent economic research institute focused on the analysis of global labor markets. Operating an international network of 1,100 economists and researchers in more than 40 countries, the institute provides publications and events, and advises on labor market issues.
The Development Centre’s Work on Poverty Reduction and Social Development reveals the cost of lack of coherence in policy making, and shows how development strategies can become more inclusive. Employment and social protection, gender equality and migration merit special attention.
Universal ideals of human rights increasingly guide, or are at least used to justify, the policies – including the military policies – of major powers. Project Syndicate gets to the heart of the issues with contributions from some of the world’s most distinguished statesmen and academics.
Medicine is being transformed by a scientific and technological revolution. Committed to identifying and presenting ideas that demand wider attention, Project Syndicate’s series of commentaries on Health and Medicine brings medical discoveries and policy issues to newspaper readers everywhere.
Project Syndicate is the world’s pre-eminent source of original op-ed commentaries. A unique collaboration of distinguished opinion makers from every corner of the globe, it provides incisive perspectives on our changing world by those who are shaping its politics, economics, science, and culture.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs helps countries around the world to meet their economic, social and environmental challenges. DESA’s mission – to promote development for all – reflects a fundamental concern for equity and equality in all countries.
The United Nations Development Programme “is the UN’s global development network, which advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP works with countries on their solutions to development challenges.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.
The US Dep’t of Education, Institute of Education Sciences’ mission is to provide evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn’t, and why, we aim to improve educational outcomes for all students.
The Program on Education Policy and Governance core missions are to provide scientific training for young scholars, to foster a national community of reform-minded scientific researchers, and to produce studies that provide a scientific basis for school reform policy.
The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Justice and Law Enforcement. Covered topics include Medicare, Border Patrol, Counterterrorism, Securities Investor Protection, Immigrant Integration, Fraud Detection, and Prisons.
The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Human Capital. Covered topics include Disaster Assistance, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Private Pensions, Credit Rating Agencies, Education, Labor, and Performance Management.
The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Education. Covered topics include Charter Schools, Higher Education, Financial Literacy, K-12 Education, Early Child Care, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education.
The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Agriculture and Food. Covered topics include Seafood Safety, Farms, Crops, Antibiotic Use, Homeland Security, USDA Modernization, Food Labeling, and Herbal Dietary Supplements.
In the wake of large-scale natural or human-caused disasters, the federal government provides support for emergency response and recovery largely through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and by the Small Business Administration. CBO analyses the governments response policies.
The federal government plays a substantial role in the housing market including purchasing and guarantying loans from banks and other lenders, and increasing the availability of mortgages. CBO’s work assesses such policies and analyzes proposals for legislation that would affect the housing market.
Under current law, revenues will rise significantly from their recent low relative to GDP over the next few years as the economy recovers and tax reductions expire. CBO analyzes the budgetary and economic effects of various features of the current tax code and proposals for changes in the tax code.
The federal government devotes a substantial share of its budget to benefits for the nation’s retirees. Tax incentives are one of the largest preferences in the federal income tax code. CBO regularly analyzes a wide range of proposals to change those programs or those elements of the tax code.
Growth in spending on health care programs is one of the central fiscal challenges facing the federal government. Health care spending per person has grown faster than the nation’s economic output per person, this poses a challenge. CBO studies proposals for delivering and financing health care.
The share of people living in the United States in families with income below the official federal poverty threshold has fluctuated over the past several decades. CBO analyzes federal programs that aim to reduce poverty, alleviating poverty’s adverse consequences, and enhance income security.
CBO analyzes the causes and consequences of unemployment, the effects of the unemployment insurance program, the impact of various policy proposals that might affect employment, and other issues concerning labor markets such as people’s participation in the labor force.
In 2009, the US granted permanent resident status to 1.1 million people, temporary admission to 5.8 million, and citizenship to 744,000. 1 in 7 people in the US labor force are foreign-born workers. CBO analyzes trends in immigration and policy proposals that would affect immigration.
The Congressional Budget Office produces independent, nonpartisan, timely analysis of economic and budgetary issues to support the Congressional budget process. The agency’s nonpartisanship is evident in the reports and cost estimates its economists and policy analysts produce.