In this November 2010 Congressional Briefing, Timothy Flacke and Nick Maynard from the nonprofit D2D Fund discuss the value of financial entertainment as an educational tool, demonstrate two brand-new games, and describe plans to test their effectiveness.
A conference highlighting the latest developments in improving the financial literacy of the American public is being held Nov. 18 and 19 in Washington D.C. by the Financial Literacy Center and the U.S. Social Security Administration.
While legislative and judicial reforms have made it increasingly difficult to obtain compensation for nonmalignant diseases in the tort system, the trust system remains a source of compensation for such injuries. This report describes the creation, organization, and operation of asbestos personal-injury trusts and compiles publicly available information on the assets, outlays, and governing boards of the 26 largest ones.
Inventories an array of federal financial and economic literacy programs, highlighting program similarities and differences and categorizing them by purpose, content, delivery method, target audience, and evaluation method.
Provides an overview of U.S. alternative or ''third-party'' financing: describes the main types of financing, reviews arguments to limit this activity, begins to analyze its effects on litigation, and suggests lessons for policymakers.
Features discuss energy strategies for Israel, the economic recession, and Iran's leadership; other items discuss the KC-10 fleet, air pollution and hospital costs, no-fault insurance, silica litigation, poverty reduction, and political polarization.
The vital importance of small business in the American economy has prompted the development of federal, state, and private programs to facilitate its creation and expansion. Yet our understanding of these programs' effects and effectiveness, as well as of who benefits from them, is limited.
Sarbanes Oxley is widely considered the most comprehensive business legislation since the New Deal. While research has been done on the financial costs, little is known about the non-monetary effects. This study evaluates those effects, finding that as a result of the legislation firms have been harmed, and/or have decreased in value.
The damage done by the financial crisis now seems to require not a refurbishing job but an extreme makeover. While soul-searching and even self-loathing are inevitable during a crisis, this is no time for America to shy away from a capitalist system that has produced decades of economic growth, writes Krishna Kumar.
One way that U.S. households are coping with the global economic downturn is by reaching out to each other via financial help, according to recent survey results, which also reveal that many more households are giving financial help than receiving it and that help most frequently flows from parents to children.
Improving corporate compliance, ethics, and oversight has been a significant policy goal for the U.S. government for decades, and made more salient by the collapse of financial markets in late 2008. On March 5, 2009, RAND convened a conference in Washington, D.C., on the role and perspectives of corporate chief ethics and compliance officers in the detection and prevention of corporate misdeeds.
The RAND Summer Institute consists of conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population. Select sessions from the 15th Annual RAND Summer Institute, held July 7-10, 2008 in Santa Monica, California, are available for online viewing.
Reports the results of an Internet survey conducted with the American Life Panel to address issues related to consumers' perceptions of credit unions and financial institutions and to help credit unions understand consumer behavior.
Describes ongoing RAND research on financial literacy in the Gulf States region. Financial literacy covers skills and knowledge: managing household finances requires basic mathematics and an understanding of finance providers, products, and services.