Dr. Russell has a biweekly column in the Ottawa Herald, our local newspaper. This is his introduction to the column.
How have fertility rates changed over time across the world? What does this mean for future growth and improvement in living conditions?
Do firms prefer more or less regulation? The answer isn't obvious!
Could ending the circulation of large bills help deter crime?
The internet has brought with it myriad innovations and conveniences to our lives. This transformation molds every aspect of society, including the redefinition of international trade.
The FDA is looking at new regulations on e-cigarettes, which are considered a "gateway drug" to normal cigarette usage. Should regulators restrict e-cigarette usage even though they have been shown to help others quit?
Health care policy continues to be a contentious issue at the national level, but state level policies can have important effects as well.
Some commentators allege that population growth in developing countries leads to poverty. Is that true, or do other factors determine the wealth or poverty of nations?
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