Author: Joanna Penn
2015 selection of research that helps define, understand and analyze the sharing economy, those who participate in it and its economic impact.
2015 and 2011 papers in PNAS that highlight dynamics within crowdsourcing projects and provide notes of caution around factors that can produce weaker or even flawed results.
2015 roundup of studies that speak to issues of voting, elections and public opinion, as well as issues of anti-Americanism, in the Arab world.
2015 study from the OECD and Switzerland's Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies on the potential of the Internet to improve businesses' performance.
2015 study by Harvard and the American Enterprise Institute that examines the range of options governments have used to manage their levels of public debt.
2015 review of research and data that speak to issues of hate crimes motivated by bias, with a focus on definitional issues in the United States and patterns abroad.
2015 study from Harvard showing how neighborhood circumstance can have a substantial impact on a child's future earnings.
2015 study examining the online public debate on net neutrality in the United States as the FCC was rewriting its regulations from January to November 2014.
2015 study from Stanford University and the Harvard Kennedy School comparing the ideological positions of judges across different tiers of the judiciary between judges and lawyers.
2014 study in Political Analysis proposing a new method for ranking countries on transparency issues based on willingness to report internal data to outside institutions.
2014 paper from Harvard and Brown showing how richer teacher-to-parent messages can improve student outcomes, including increased course credits and lower dropout rates.
2014 study in the Journal of Population Economics exploring the demographic differences between authorized and unauthorized immigrants in the United States.
2014 study from Arizona State University published in the Journal of Politics showing the strong gender effect of female senators on women voters and their engagement in politics.
2014 study from Princeton University and the World Bank showing how rising inequality was linked with increased rates of violent crime in Mexico.
2014 study in Political Communication that uses survey experiments and voter analysis to show different political responses to Spanish among Democrats and Republicans.