United States of America
A roadmap for immigration reform: identifying weak links in the labor supply chain
The authors of this report begin by describing the current U.S. labor market context, noting the important distortions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and their relationship to the immigrant workforce. They also present their detailed framework - the Occupational Opportunity Network, and offer some practical...
Governing University Living Labs for sustainable development: lessons from international case studies
Jonas Pigeon, Xiaoyang Peng, Sam Rye, Rob Raven
This report outlines key recommendations and drivers to help University Living Labs stimulate innovation towards collective action on global challenges like climate change.
Tracking regulatory changes in the Biden era
The Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets Regulatory Tracker (“Reg Tracker”) provides background information and status updates on a curated selection of particularly important regulatory changes.
Sustaining art research collections: using data to explore collaboration
This report illustrates how quantitative analysis of library collection and activity data can be leveraged by library leaders to inform decisions about collaborative opportunities supporting art research collections.
Effects of digitalization on the human centricity of social security administration and services
The author of this working paper argues that there is no substitute for sound, evidence-based policy development to support a human-centric approach to social policy and government to service delivery. To enhance the benefits from AI while minimising the adverse risks, social security administration needs...
Consumers care about sustainability—and back it up with their wallets
Jordan Bar Am, Vinit Doshi, Anandi Malik, Steve Noble
A joint study from McKinsey and NielsenIQ examines sales growth for products that claim to be environmentally and socially responsible.
Mitigating global fragmentation in digital trade governance: a case study
Digital trade is growing rapidly, and regulators are trying to keep up. This paper looks at how five leading digital economies are using regional trade agreements to address regulatory concerns at the same time as enhancing trade.
'An incomplete project': Australians' views of the US alliance
The alliance with the United States remains the single most important element in Australia’s approach to managing strategic change in the Indo-Pacific. The authors of this report argue that as Australia adapts to an altered security landscape, it is more important than ever to look...
Growing challenges, rising ambitions
This report examines a range of pathways for U.S.-Australia cooperation to evolve and deepen. Covering economic, technological, diplomatic, development and defense topics, the 18 essays in this report outline the state of play on each topic, frame the most salient questions and challenges, and offer...
Many hands: Australia-US contributions to Southeast Asian maritime security resilience
This report brings together four leading experts from Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, to explore what role Australia and the United States could play in supporting more robust maritime security capabilities with their countries.
Discovery of published information by early-career science faculty
This report is part of collaborative work done by the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Washington to understand the role of libraries in supporting research productivity in their institutions.
Dedication or distraction in Indo-Pacific diplomacy: comparing US Indo-Pacific engagement under the Obama, Trump and Biden presidencies
In advance of the upcoming Asian summit season, this policy brief reflects on US high-level diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific since the Obama Administration’s 'pivot' to the region was announced. The findings emerge from a quantitative catalogue of 1,128 diplomatic meetings held across the Obama, Trump...
Public investment must be paired with regulation to stop climate change
Climate policy has entered a new era, as public investment increasingly moves to centre stage. While essential for decarbonisation, public investment is not enough—the carrots of investment need to go hand in hand with regulatory sticks. This paper advances our understanding of how to tie...
US midterms 2022: the stakes for Australia and the alliance
Regardless of the outcome of the mid-term elections in the United States, the new Congress ultimately will both enable and constrain the policy-making necessary to execute lofty US and allied goals as the era of strategic competition continues unabated. The authors of this survey report...
The Project Information Literacy retrospective
The findings in this publication detail the challenges that students experience when interacting with information for college courses, in everyday life, and the workplace. The recommendations put empirical research into the hands of frontline educators, who may use them to inform everyday practice in teaching...
Lack of preparedness among top reactions Americans have to public health officials’ COVID-19 response
Amid the rollout of updated COVID-19 booster shots around the United States, this Pew Research Center survey report finds mixed views of public health officials at the forefront of the nation’s response to the pandemic.
How Australia can stop unfair business practices
This report explores laws that ban or restrict unfair practices across Europe, United States, United Kingdom and Singapore and the lessons that Australia can learn from them. It also outlines the elements that Australia could consider when implementing an effective unfair trading prohibition.
Not according to plan: exploring gaps in city climate planning and the need for regional action
This report attempts to better understand why cities are failing to meet their targets and what can be learned from the planning practices that are working well. By evaluating the most comprehensive decarbonisation plans across 50 of America's largest cities, the report judges how well...
Using individual income tax data in automatic voter registration systems: a state-by-state analysis
This report assesses the effectiveness of using United States income tax data for the purpose of automatic voter registration or re-registration, focusing on the level of match between each state’s standard individual income tax form and its voter registration requirements.
Intimate Partner Abuse Solution programs
Intimate Partner Abuse Solution (IPAS) programs were first developed in the 1970s as diversion programs to prevent jail overcrowding. Researchers brought together experts with diverse perspectives and experiences related to conducting, evaluating and collaborating with IPAS programs, to identify a set of prioritised recommendations that...
The roadmap to telehealth efficacy: care, health, and digital equities
In this paper, the authors propose flexibilities within the current health care system that accommodate the changes imposed by new technologies, as well as continued government incentives to drive more competitive options and alternatives for health care delivery.
Defining democracy down: political judicialisation, judicial politicisation
In this paper, the author examines the issue of judicial independence and judicial politicisation in a comparative perspective. The paper starts with some general observations, then turns to the United States and moves on to the United Kingdom, before distilling some lessons — and perhaps...
Ithaka S+R US faculty survey 2021
The Ithaka S+R 'US Faculty Survey 2021' has been designed to track critical trends in higher education over time, while also including new questions and thematic areas to address newly emerging trends in the field. This report outlines the survey findings.
Accelerating social impact research: libraries at the intersection of openness and community-engaged scholarship
The goal of this pilot program is to meet institutional needs for developing a strategic approach for advancing the social impact of research, aimed at building and reinforcing institutional points of influence for open research practices and community engagement.
America's 5G era: balancing big data and privacy
Concurrently with the adoption of 5G technology, the number of automated sensors and devices connected to wireless networks will continue to grow in the next few years. Increasingly, these networks will inform artificial intelligence algorithms, which will then autonomously make decisions and take actions—with human...