External Policy Studies


Checks, Balances, and Emergencies: Tensions Between Emergency Management Acts and Constitutional Governance
Shoshana Weissmann


Braden Boucek
Daniel Greenberg
Kimberly Hermann
Mithun Mansinghani
Clark Neily
Jon Riches
Luke A. Wake
Shoshana Weissmann



A fire rages…

, Day One Project
Improving Environmental Outcomes from Infrastructure by Addressing Permitting Delays
Philip Rossetti

From Day One Project:
With the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress together pursuing major infrastructure investments, there is an important question as to how best maximize potential economic…

, National Affairs
Public Spaces in the Digital Age
Eli Lehrer

The nature of public space in America has been thoroughly transformed since the beginning of the 21st century. Public squares, parks, movie theaters, restaurants, and shopping centers now compete…

Road safety, health inequity and the imminence of autonomous vehicles
Ashley Nunes

Although personal vehicle ownership facilitates economic mobility, negative externalities persist. In the United States, motor vehicle (MV) fatalities represent almost four out of every ten…

, Lawfare
Let’s Bet on the Next Big Policy Crisis—No, Really
Mary Brooks & Paul Rosenzweig

Will Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko—“Europe’s last dictator,” who ordered the hijacking of a plane to apprehend a dissident journalist—still be in power in 2024?

Nobody knows,…

, Nature Human Behavior
Not all machines are created equal
Ashley Nunes

When the Boeing 737 took to the skies in 1967, it shared some of the same design features as previous airplanes. However, there was one notable exception: the 737 required only two pilots in the…

Two house price inflations, two central banks
Alex J. Pollock

In 2021, North America is the home of runaway house price inflation. In both the U.S. and Canada, house prices are far over their Bubble peaks of the first decade of the 2000s and they continue to…

Interoperability as a Lens onto Regulatory Paradigms
Chris Riley

From Competition Policy International:

As the world increasingly considers antitrust as a tool for governing and shaping large internet companies, we ask whether traditional antitrust analysis and…

Enhanced Renewables in the State/RTO Nexus: A Heartland Case Study
Devin Hartman

Prepared for the R Street Institute by graduate students of the Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
April 28, 2021

Executive Summary

, Law & Liberty
Taking Ownership of Congressional Leadership
James Wallner

Lawmaker relinquishes leadership post after denouncing president’s “violent attacks” on Congress. Before stepping down, the lawmaker calls the president’s actions “indefensible”…

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