Featured Projects

  • Germany's Lukas Podolski scores past Poland's goalkeeper Artur Boruc at the Woerthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria, June 8, 2008

    Strategies to Reduce Violent and Antisocial Behavior at Sporting Events

    The 2022 FIFA World Cup is expected to bring more fans to Qatar from more places than at any previous time. As organizers plan for the event, lessons from research on the prevalence, nature, and causes of violence and disorder at sporting events can help them prepare.

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    How to evaluate counterterrorism policies and interventions

    Initiatives to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism are rarely evaluated and are often designed on the basis of untested assumptions. Researchers developed and reviewed an inventory of 48 evaluations conducted between 2013 and 2017 to draw practical lessons and recommendations.

  • Demonstrators wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 30, 2018

    British People Prefer a Soft Brexit, If Any

    The political landscape of the UK has changed dramatically in the wake of the Brexit referendum. Since last year, support for a deal based on membership of the European Economic Area has increased from 38 to 43 percent. Even Leave voters are shifting to a softer Brexit.

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    International Research and Analysis Seeks to Enhance Wellbeing of People in Developing Countries

    Understanding the factors influencing economic growth and development is crucial to enhancing the human welfare of a nation. RAND International Research and Analysis is committed to fulfilling this objective.

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    The American Educator Panels

    The American Educator Panels, made up of the American Teacher Panel and the American School Leader Panel, report on educators' evolving knowledge, attitudes, practices, and working conditions.

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    Exploring the Future of Global Security

    What should security policymakers be planning for in the next 20 years? Security 2040 aims to answer that question by exploring how new technologies, evolving trends, and big ideas are shaping the future of global security.

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    Informing the Gun Policy Debate

    RAND's Gun Policy in America initiative provides information on what scientific research can tell us about the effects of gun laws. Our goal is to establish a shared set of facts that will improve public discussions and support the development of fair and effective gun policies.

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    Countering Truth Decay

    “Truth Decay,” the diminishing role of facts in public life, poses a threat to evidence-based policymaking and to American democracy. RAND is studying this phenomenon to learn more about its causes, consequences, and potential solutions.

  • The Economic Impact of Brexit

    The UK is likely to be economically worse off outside of the European Union under most plausible scenarios. Leaving the EU with no deal and applying World Trade Organization rules would lead to the greatest economic losses for the UK.

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    Policy Options for Improving Child Welfare

    Every year, about 3 million children in the U.S. face abuse or neglect. Expanding prevention and treatment services in the child welfare system could improve the lives of children and reduce lifetime expenses by 3 to 7 percent.

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    Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum Promotes Research on Consumer Behavior

    The RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum is a collective of academic, financial, and government leaders who meet regularly in person and via web seminars to foster cutting-edge behavioral research for practical application. BeFi's mission is to help consumers make better financial decisions.

  • A color-coded image showing the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) measured around Raqqah, Syria, including the city's border

    When the Islamic State Comes to Town: Iraq and Syria from Space

    Using satellite imagery and a novel analytic approach, RAND experts developed a fine-grained, data-driven assessment of economic life inside ISIL's caliphate.

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    Focus on the American Worker

    The American Worker blog series explores critical topics that affect America's workforce, including the disturbing prevalence of hostile behaviors at work, how self-driving cars will affect the workforce, and why more young workers are relying on their parents.

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    American Working Conditions Survey

    How do Americans perceive their workplace? RAND's American Working Conditions Survey shows workers find their jobs physically demanding, hazardous, and hectic—but also social and supportive, and many retirees would prefer to return to work.

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    What Works in Tackling Violent Radicalisation and Extremism?

    Violent radicalisation and extremism are one of the most severe and immediate security threats facing European society in the early 21st century. IMPACT Europe aimed to fill the gap in understanding of what works in tackling and preventing these phenomena.

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    Robust Stormwater Management in the Pittsburgh Region

    The city of Pittsburgh and its surrounding region face significant—and potentially growing—stormwater management challenges. Analysis can help better understand the system's vulnerabilities and identify solutions.

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    Defence and Security after Brexit

    Brexit may pose more immediate challenges to UK and European security rather than to defence. However, both are likely to be subject to long-term uncertainty.

  • Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrive from Turkey to Skala Sykamias, Lesbos island, Greece, where Spanish volunteers help them in October 2015

    Challenges in the Mediterranean Need Innovative Solutions

    Global strategic interest has been growing around the Mediterranean, a region facing political tensions, armed conflict, economic and social instability, and transnational criminal networks. These complex issues demand solutions that cross traditional boundaries of policymaking.

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    The Costs of Insufficient Sleep

    Sleep deprivation is associated with economic losses to five of the world’s largest economies, due to higher mortality risk and productivity losses at work. Economic modelling showed nations can lose up to 3 per cent of their GDP from insufficient sleep.

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    Building a Sustainable International Order

    Experts are assessing challenges to the post-war international order and how U.S. strategy might adapt to today's changing world.