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"Credit Card Debt Rises in Some Areas but is Down Overall"

Lars Lefgren​

Credit card balances are falling across the nation as lenders tighten credit and consumers pare back debt. But in areas hit hard by housing… [more]

"BSC Shouldn't be Punished for Success"

Jim Kearl​

Antitrust laws provide an incentive for parties to pursue their complaints in court: A prevailing private party gets triple its actual damages, a handsome…


"State Law Factor in Bankruptcy, Study Finds"

Lars Lefgren, Frank McIntyre​

People have long considered how a state's 
bankruptcy rate reflects the demographics of its residents, but a new study by two BYU economists found state… [more]

Additional article: Daily Universe

​"BYU-Harvard SPH study shows that Americans owe five months of their lives to cleaner air"

C. Arden Pope​

A new study shows that average life expectancy in 51 U.S. cities increased nearly three years over recent decades... [more]

Additional articles: NBC Nightly NewsUSA TodayWashington PostNew York Times