Does Education Pay?
Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.
From the Hill
From the Hill – Fall 2013Congressional budget gridlock With the appropriations cycle stalled since July—and with little real hope of a completed appropriations cycle to begin with—Congress has now resumed the political gamesmanship around continuing resolutions and… Read More
Rethinking “Science” CommunicationLast year, 8,411 science and engineering journals published just over 1.1 million peer-reviewed articles. Another 190,000 papers were published in 3,016 social science journals. This works out to more than two peer-reviewed… Read More
Advancing Evidence-Based Policymaking to Solve Social ProblemsDespite spending billions and billions of dollars each year, the United States is simply not making rapid enough progress in addressing a range of social problems. Many children are poorly prepared to… Read More
Does Education Pay?Higher education is one of the most important investments that people make. Whereas most academics emphasize the nonpecuniary benefits of higher education, most students making this investment are seeking higher wages and… Read More
The New Normal in Funding University ScienceScience policy analysts have focused recently on the federal budget sequester and the dramatic effects it could have on funding scientific R&D in U.S. universities, certainly a serious problem. But looking only… Read More
The Future of MeatOn August 5, 2013, the first hamburger grown from stem cells in a laboratory, and not in a cow, was served in London. This event was not merely a milestone in the… Read More
Defining Energy Access for the World’s PoorThe poorest three-quarters of the global population still use only about 10% of global energy—a clear indicator of deep and persistent global inequity. Modern energy supply is foundational for economic development, yet… Read More
Trade Policy Is Science PolicyBy the time this article goes to press, the United States and Europe will be preparing for their second round of negotiations on a comprehensive free trade agreement, scheduled to commence on… Read More