Research Highlights

The AEA profiles research from all of our journals covering the wide range of topics that economists study. The entire archive of research highlights is below. A list of featured charts from AEA journals are also available.

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The great reset?

April 4, 2022
Guido Alfani discusses how historical pandemics affected wealth gaps between rich and poor.

School choice troubles

March 25, 2022
Why did Taiwan’s school assignment system lead to nationwide protests?

Money problems

March 21, 2022
Do monetary themed questions on standardized tests have a negative impact on students of low socioeconomic status?

Moving on up?

March 2, 2022
Ellora Derenoncourt discusses how economic prospects declined for the generations of African Americans that followed the Great Migration.

Quarters vs. semesters

February 21, 2022
How does switching to a different academic calendar impact students?