Law and Business


RAND's research on law, business, and government includes analyses of the criminal and civil justice systems, governments and political systems, international trade and economic development, and the banking and finance sectors. Notable studies have addressed the effects of gun policies in the United States and liability in the age of autonomous vehicles.

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    Stop, Start, or Continue? A National Survey of the Police About Traffic Stops

    Jun 30, 2021

    As research continues to show widespread racial disparities of those stopped by police, it is increasingly seen as a practice that, if ended, would serve the cause of social justice. Should the police continue to conduct traffic stops? Police1 conducted a survey of officers to find out what they think.

  • Owner Jan-Ie Low holds her nephew as she moves order tickets at Satay Thai Bistro and Bar in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 28, 2021, photo by Bridget Bennett/Reuters


    Promoting Equity in Entrepreneurship Could Lift U.S. Economy

    Aug 3, 2021

    Entrepreneurial support for women and racial and ethnic minorities has the potential to improve wealth accumulation among these groups. It could also revitalize communities where minority business owners are located and boost economic growth by unlocking the talent of would-be entrepreneurs.

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