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Study: Economic benefits of medical innovation undervalued

Health care policymakers concerned about improving the management of health risks should view the pace of medical innovation as an important “lever of influence,” says Julian Reif, a professor of finance and of economics at Illinois.

Paper: Development aid can exacerbate violence in war-torn countries

Although development aid is commonly seen as an important tool in the quest to reduce poverty in conflict-riven countries, new research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in development economics concludes that large-scale foreign aid programs can backfire and actually exacerbate violence in some long-running conflicts.

New book explores Great Recession's impact on higher education

No sector of the economy was left unscathed in the aftermath of the Great Recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009 but whose aftereffects continue to linger today.

Changes in work, family affect body mass index of dual-income earners

A study co-written by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows that clocking extra hours at the office while juggling family demands takes a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families.