Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: The Effect of Dodd-Frank

July 1, 2011

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act, is a law with consequences for every part of the financial system.

Research & Commentary: Exchange Regulation and State Implementation

July 18, 2011

The massive and complex package of proposed health exchange rules released recently by the U.S.

Research & Commentary: Florida’s Online Travel Agent Tax

Marc Oestreich
July 15, 2011

Florida’s tourism industry brings in more than $60 billion each year and is the state’s most profitable industry.

Research & Commentary: State Prison Reforms

Elizabeth Henderson
July 1, 2011

Research & Commentary: Federal Earthquake Insurance Backstop

Matthew Glans
June 1, 2011

Legislation to create a new federal earthquake insurance backstop is currently being considered in Congress.

Research & Commentary: Protecting Privacy in Cloud Computing

July 1, 2011

The 25-five-year-old federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) doesn’t protect individuals’ data stored remotely in the Internet “cloud” (such as gmail, mobileme, and skydrive).

Research & Commentary: Standardized Loss Allocation System for Hurricane Claims and the COASTAL Act

Matthew Glans
June 28, 2011

The two major forces of a hurricane—wind and water—can do grave damage to homes.

Research & Commentary: Contracting Out Prison Services

Matthew Glans
June 6, 2011

The cost of incarceration, rehabilitation, and security in state, local, and federal prisons has become a serious budget problem.

Research & Commentary: Use of Gender in Auto Insurance Scoring

Eli Lehrer
June 24, 2011

Some stereotypes about groups are pure calumny, others have a small grain of truth, and some are absolutely, 100 percent true.

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