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The shrinking number of public corporations in the US

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The rise of private equity may be a reason why fewer firms choose to participate in stock markets, write Kathleen Kahle and René M. Stulz.

In his famous Harvard Business Review article titled “Eclipse of the public corporation,” Jensen (1989) argues that public corporations are inefficient organizational forms because private firms can resolve agency conflicts between investors and managers better […]

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    The economic effects of refugees are largely down to decisions made by the countries which take them

The economic effects of refugees are largely down to decisions made by the countries which take them

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Are refugees a benefit or a curse for the countries which take them? In new research which examines a number of refugee flows over the past 55 years, Michael Clemens finds that refugee inflows almost always have little or no detrimental effect on local unemployment levels, and in some cases they are actually linked to rising wages. In light […]

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    State of the States for 20 October: New Jersey’s vulnerable voting machines, Nelson woos Puerto Ricans in Florida, and Friess doesn’t understand Wyoming

State of the States for 20 October: New Jersey’s vulnerable voting machines, Nelson woos Puerto Ricans in Florida, and Friess doesn’t understand Wyoming

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging.  
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On Wednesday, Pine Tree Politics reflects on the decision of Maine’s US Senator, Susan Collins to remain in the Senate – rather than to run for Governor – commenting that the state’s ‘Game of Thrones’ has now started. They say that the race to replace incumbent Governor, Paul […]

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    People are more likely to describe a violent event as terrorism if the perpetrator is Muslim and has policy goals

People are more likely to describe a violent event as terrorism if the perpetrator is Muslim and has policy goals

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Recent mass shootings in the US have provoked debate over what should be considered to be “terrorism”. In new research Connor Huff and Joshua D. Kertzer explore these public debates via a survey which seeks to determine which kinds of incidents – and perpetrators – mean that people are more likely to classify an event as terrorism. They […]

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    African American and disabled youth are overrepresented in behavior–focused and academic remediation schools

African American and disabled youth are overrepresented in behavior–focused and academic remediation schools

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School districts in the US often have many different types of high schools – some are traditional neighborhood schools, while others are more innovative or focused on behavior or academic remediation. In new research Aaron B. Perzigian, Kemal Afacan, Whitney Justin, and Kimber L. Wilkerson examine the characteristics of students across these school types. They find […]

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