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.

  • A Wingets restaurant displays a “Now Hiring” sign in Tampa, Florida, June 1, 2021, photo by Octavio Jones/Reuters


    Job Openings Are at a Record High. Why Aren't People Going Back to Work?

    Aug 25, 2021

    The U.S. labor market had 10.1 million job openings at the end of June, but 8.7 million workers were still unemployed in July. If there are so many more openings than job seekers, why are there unemployed workers left?

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    The Changing Nature of Entrepreneurship

    Aug 18, 2021

    The rise of technology-enabled services has made it easier than ever to start a business. But there are costs that entrepreneurs must pay—and challenges they must overcome—to succeed online.

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