Brief Analyses

Restricted to two letter-size pages, a Brief Analysis summarizes some aspect or aspects of a public policy issue, presenting points for consideration in policy debates or responding to points that have been raised during these debates.

Medicare at Age 50: Unlikely to Make It to 100
The Housing Crash and Smart Growth
Who Benefits from Mortgage Deductions?
Lifting Workers Out of Poverty: The Minimum Wage versus the Earned Income Tax Credit
The Changing Price of Oil Relative to Gold
The Rand Paul Tax Plan
Opportunities for Small-and Medium-sized U.S. Businesses in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Do Unemployment Insurance Benefits Encourage Reemployment?

During the 2008 Recession, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program provided the long-term unemployed an unprecedented maximum 99 weeks of benefits. Some weeks of extended benefits were a…