Insurance and Banking: Understanding Two Different Industries

Finance / Research September 29, 2015
Insurance is fundamentally different from banking. Each has its own specific models and practices, risk profiles, risk-management strategies, and regulatory regimes.

The Impact of Tax Reform on the Performance of Energy Plants

Energy / Research September 29, 2015
The study quantifies the impact of the Baucus, Camp and Wyden-Coats proposals on the illustrative project economics of different electricity-generation sources.

Key Objectives for the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

Governance / Research September 25, 2015
While state contributions are recovering, the costs of college tuition and room-and-board are skyrocketing, putting additional pressure on federal support and requiring many students to assume even greater—and often unsustainable—debt burdens through the federal student-loan program.

The Geopolitics of Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban

Energy / Research September 24, 2015
An increase of American crude oil in the global marketplace likely diminishes the influence of other exporting nations by weakening their market share.

Lifting Crude Oil Export Ban Would Reduce Gas Prices

Energy / Research September 24, 2015
More U.S. crude oil on the global market would increase global supply, impacting the price of internationally traded gasoline and ultimately the U.S. consumer.

America’s Growing Senior Population

Housing / Research September 24, 2015
The U.S has the potential to improve health outcomes for seniors, reduce the costs and enable millions of seniors to “age in place” in their own communities.

EB-5 Program: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

Immigration / Research September 17, 2015
The program has attracted a minimum total of $4.2 billion in investments and supported the creation of at least 77,150 jobs.

Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban

Energy / Research September 9, 2015
Allowing U.S. crude oil on the global market would increase supply, putting downward pressure on gasoline prices.

Divide and Conquer: Erdogan’s Strategy Ahead of Turkey’s Snap Election

National Security / Research September 9, 2015
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is gambling that a divisive, crisis-driven strategy will win back enough votes to regain a parliamentary majority.

Iran Deal Timeline

National Security / Research September 3, 2015
Though some provisions of the final deal remain in place for 20 or 25 years, provisions in several critical areas begin to lapse in as early as eight years.