Policy analysis generally considers how individuals respond to incentives, such as prices. However, since individuals are influenced by society and social norms—rules of conduct among the people they interact with—public policies can be designed to encourage change at the group level as well as at the individual level. Brookings experts explore such policy approaches.
Saving Horatio Alger: The Data Behind the Words (and the Lego Bricks)
August 21, 2014, Richard V. Reeves and Joanna Venator
Richard Reeves and Joanna Venator dig into the data behind the latest Brookings Essay "Saving Horatio Alger." They explain where it comes from, why they chose it, and how they analyzed it.
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Opinion | Real Clear Markets
August 19, 2014, Benjamin H. Harris
August 18, 2014, Emily Cuddy and Richard V. Reeves
July 15, 2014, Isabel V. Sawhill
Opinion | Quora
July 14, 2014, Richard V. Reeves and Joanna Venator
June 27, 2014, Joanna Venator and Richard V. Reeves
Opinion | National Affairs
Summer 2014, Richard V. Reeves
June 17, 2014, Richard V. Reeves and Kimberly Howard
June 17, 2014, Carol Graham and Len Goff
June 10, 2014, Richard V. Reeves and Kimberly Howard
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