External Policy Studies

Publications

, National Affairs
On Working from Home
Eli Lehrer

Since 2020, the disruption in commuting patterns stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly increased the number of people working from home. This may feel like an unprecedented shift in human…

, Nature Sustainability
Re-thinking procurement incentives for electric vehicles to achieve net-zero emissions
Ashley Nunes & Philip Rossetti

Abstract

Procurement incentives are a widely leveraged policy lever to stimulate electric vehicle (EV) sales. However, their effectiveness in reducing transportation emissions depends on the…

, Nature
Rethinking routine airline testing during COVID-19
Ashley Nunes

From Nature:

Designing national testing policies for SARS-CoV-2 faces several challenges, both technical and political. Even the choice of testing technology is difficult. Reverse…

, Lawfare
How Crowd-Forecasting Might Decrease the Cybersecurity Knowledge Deficit
Mary Brooks & Paul Rosenzweig

What if it were possible to predict, with a measurable degree of accuracy, what actions the U.S. government and private sector will undertake over the course of the next year to harden the United…

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

Contributors

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

 

Introduction

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…

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