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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.

  • Demonstrators march during a protest against racial inequality in Brooklyn after the killing of George Floyd, June 16, 2020, photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters


    Protests and Police Reform: Q&A with RAND Experts

    Jun 18, 2020

    After the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis and subsequent nationwide protests, the United States is seeing urgent action to reform policing. Here are insights from four RAND researchers who work on policing and community safety issues.

  • Mother working at home while caring for a toddler, photo by kate_sept2004/Getty Images


    Working Moms at Risk of Being Left Behind in Economic Recovery

    Jun 11, 2020

    At the start of 2020, even before the coronavirus pandemic upended daily life, being a working parent was a challenge. To the extent that the pandemic may intensify the perception of parenting being at odds with work, there may be devastating career consequences for both today's and tomorrow's working mothers.

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