Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Telemedicine

August 18, 2014

Improvements in communications technology have led to rapid increases in the efficiency and reach of industries throughout the modern economy.

Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Pension Reform

August 18, 2014

Unfunded pension liabilities have become an increasingly troubling problem for states across the country, including Oklahoma.

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Hotel Occupancy Taxes

August 8, 2014

Several counties in North Carolina are pushing to increase their hotel occupancy taxes up to the state maximum of 6 percent.

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Film Incentives

August 4, 2014

Over the past couple of decades, state governments have been rolling out the red carpet for Big Hollywood by adopting film tax incentive programs.

Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Pension Reform

July 29, 2014

Like many other states, Pennsylvania faces a growing problem with its public pension systems.

Research & Commentary: DDT Bans

July 29, 2014

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, was first synthesized in 1874 and discovered to be an effective insecticide in 1939.

Research & Commentary: Energy Poverty

July 24, 2014

Some 1.3 billion people around the world do not have access to electricity, and 2.7 billion people, mostly concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, lack clean cooking facilities, acco

Research & Commentary: Physician-Owned Hospitals and the Affordable Care Act

July 22, 2014

Physician-owned specialty hospitals have faced several major challenges since the implementation of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Research & Commentary: State Film Incentives

July 22, 2014

State governments across the country have been rolling out the red carpet for Big Hollywood on the taxpayer’s dime, adopting film incentive programs designed to entice motion picture production int

Research & Commentary: Medical Licensing and the Doctor Shortage

July 22, 2014

A 2011 study published in the Milbank Quarterly found Obamacare would create a need for between 4,300 and 7,000 more phys