Featured Research

  • How to Prevent Health Insurance Loss During Future Recessions

    The pandemic–related recession and job loss raised concerns that millions of Americans would lose their health insurance. But temporary aid to protect coverage prevented that from happening. Making the enhanced marketplace tax credits in the American Rescue Plan permanent could keep coverage stable in future recessions.

    Nov 12, 2021

  • Expanding Outreach Services Could Help Veterans Find Stable Housing

    Only three in a group of 26 unhoused veterans in Los Angeles were able to obtain permanent housing even though they lived near a major VA service center. The housing options available did not meet their desire for autonomy, safety, security, and privacy. Tailoring services to veterans' needs could help.

    Nov 11, 2021

  • A Big Transition: Military Service Members' Earnings and Employment After Active Duty

    After leaving the service, many veterans earn less money than they did while in active duty. This emphasizes the importance of helping service members build marketable skills and supporting their transitions into the civilian workforce.

    Nov 10, 2021

  • Mapping Business Networks in the Asia-Pacific

    As the economies of East and Southeast Asia have exploded in size, the activities of Asian firms have become more and more interdependent. The number of cases in which firms from different countries shared the same director increased almost tenfold from 2006 to 2020.

    Nov 9, 2021

  • Graph Theoretic Algorithms for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program

    The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent is a complete replacement for an aging intercontinental ballistic missile system that is currently under development. What are quantitative methods that can be used to make the unified certification process for nuclear systems more rigorous and efficient?

    Nov 8, 2021

  • A Realistic Approach for Dealing with North Korea's Nuclear Weapons

    Pursuing the unachievable goal of convincing North Korea to surrender its nuclear weapons can only complicate the real challenge of managing a nuclear-armed North Korea. The United States and its allies should instead focus on deterrence and a series of negotiated agreements to control further development.

    Nov 3, 2021

  • How Do Teachers Identify Supports for Struggling Students?

    A survey of 6th- to 12th-grade teachers found that to determine academic needs they rely most often on information gathered from personal interactions with students and from students' performance. And more than half of them look to school and district colleagues first to learn about available interventions.

    Nov 2, 2021

  • Association of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome and Infant Foster Care Entry

    Researchers examined the association of county rates of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) and county-level characteristics with infant foster care entries. One in every ten diagnosed NOWS births was associated with a 41 percent higher rate of infant foster care entry.

    Nov 1, 2021

  • Civilian Resilience in the Baltic States

    Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have a history of resistance to foreign occupation. If the countries were occupied today, civilians could play a powerful role in their defense. They could impose costs on the occupier, deny consolidation, reduce capacity for repression, secure allied support, and expand popular support.

    Nov 1, 2021

  • Commercial and Military Applications of Quantum Technology

    There are three main categories of quantum technology: quantum sensing, quantum communication, and quantum computing. How—and when—might these technologies affect national security? And which countries lead in developing them?

    Oct 28, 2021

  • Most U.S. Drug Shortages Appear to Be Domestic in Scope

    Major U.S. drug shortages are rarely associated with volume and price changes in other countries. A global perspective is important when addressing shortages, but policymakers and the health care system should explore ways to leverage the supply of drugs in other countries in response to U.S. shortages.

    Oct 27, 2021

  • Understanding Prescription Drug Supply Chains

    The typical stakeholders, relationships, and financial incentives involved in prescription drug supply chains vary depending on the characteristics of a drug and how it reaches patients. Differences in business practices complicate a universal description of drug supply chains.

    Oct 27, 2021

  • The Rise of Standards-Aligned Instructional Materials for U.S. K–12 Teachers

    Many states and education organizations have been pushing for greater use of standards-aligned curriculum, especially in recent years. What proportion of U.S. K–12 public teachers were using standards-aligned curriculum materials for their mathematics and English language arts instruction during the 2020–2021 school year?

    Oct 26, 2021

  • ExpertLens: An Online Modified-Delphi Approach to Stakeholder Engagement and Expert Elicitation

    When making complex decisions, researchers and policymakers often seek the input of many stakeholders and individuals with varied perspectives. ExpertLens is an online, modified-Delphi application developed by research and programming experts at the RAND Corporation to help achieve these goals easily and cost effectively.

    Oct 25, 2021

  • How Could the U.S. Military Counter Extremism in Its Ranks?

    The U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 drew attention to the involvement of current and former service members in extremist groups. There are some terrorism prevention programs in the civilian sector that might help the Department of Defense address the issue.

    Oct 25, 2021

  • Considering Supply Chain Resiliency

    The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the fragility of global supply chains. And the SolarWinds hack showed how the scope of a supply chain should be interpreted more broadly to reflect dependencies on software. How can the United States increase supply chain resiliency?

    Oct 14, 2021

  • Developing an Air Force Retention Early Warning System

    Which features and indicators inform retention outcomes within the U.S. Air Force? A forecasting model for retention can alert decisionmakers to emerging problems and allow for time to consider adjustments.

    Oct 14, 2021

  • The Chinese-Russian Relationship and Its Risks to U.S. Interests

    Over the past 70 years, China and Russia have experienced the full range of interstate relations, from conflict to alliance. Beijing and Moscow have become much closer since 2014, increasing political, military, and economic cooperation. What does this mean for the United States?

    Oct 12, 2021

  • Investment in Women's Health Research Could Reap Large Societal Benefits

    The potential gains from women-focused research are substantial, given the limitations in knowledge about disease development and impacts for women relative to men. Savings would include increased life years, fewer disruptions to work productivity, and fewer years with disease and functional dependence.

    Oct 11, 2021

  • The Impact of Funding Heart Disease Research Focused on Women

    Physiological differences between men and women affect factors that relate to the development and progression of heart disease. Increasing investment in women's health research on coronary artery disease could yield considerable societal gains, including increased health-related quality of life and labor productivity.

    Oct 11, 2021