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.

  • Commentary

    The Return of the Presidential Putsch

    Worldwide, there have been nine executive coups over the past decade. U.S. institutions and democratic norms survived a major test on January 6, 2021, but a host of reforms are needed to lower the risk of future executive coups. And international supporters of democracy must step up and provide more robust responses.

    Jan 11, 2024

  • Report

    The Potential Role of Central Bank Digital Currencies in Strategic Competition

    Central bank digital currencies do not pose a security threat to the United States, at least in the short term. China's CBDC faces barriers to internationalization. And emerging CBDC governance is likely to reinforce the existing international financial system rather than undermine it.

    Jan 18, 2024

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