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Residential addiction treatment demonstrates economic benefits
A study in Washington State found that benefits of residential drug abuse treatment far exceed its costs. (2002-11-04)

Economic downturns may affect children's mental health
Research linking economic conditions and health often does not consider children's mental health problems. In a new Health Economics study, investigators found that US children's mental health worsened as the economy weakened. The use of special education services for emotional problems also rose when economic conditions worsened. (2019-06-05)

Gauging the economic impact of government R&D programs
In a new report, senior NIST economist Gregory Tassey describes some best practices for designing, implementing, analyzing, and disseminating economic studies of government research and development programs. NIST has conducted more than 40 economic assessments of both completed and potential R&D programs over the last 10 years. (2003-10-23)

The NHS and the cost-benefit dilemma
New research by health economists at the University of York has raised concerns over any move to broaden the range of costs and economic benefits considered in the analysis of new NHS treatments. (2010-01-25)

Web panels build customer loyalty
Customers who are asked to participate in retailer-sponsored Web panels feel valued by being invited to take part and tend to express their gratitude by buying more and across more different product categories. (2016-06-02)

Back pain and its benefits
Instead of making life easier, disability payments and other economic benefits are associated with increased disability and depression in persons with chronic nonmalignant back pain, new research by scientists at the University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School shows. (1999-08-02)

Report says clinicians should consider economic impact of new interventions
Cancer clinicians should understand and consider the economic impact of new interventions, which often have substantial costs, according to a report appearing in the July/August issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. (2008-07-02)

Opinions on fracking linked to political persuasion, says new study
A person's opinion on fracking can be predicted by their political ideology, according to a new study co-conducted by Plymouth University. (2016-05-09)

"Protect 30% of the planet for nature," scientists urge in new report
A new report entitled, ''Protecting 30% of the planet for nature: costs, benefits, and economic implications,'' represents the first multi-sector analysis that assesses the global impacts of terrestrial and marine protected areas across the nature conservation, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sectors. (2020-07-08)

The fairer -- The greener
Researchers establish link between unequal income distribution and the economic value of nature. (2017-05-31)

Do the climate effects of air pollution impact the global economy?
Aerosol emissions from burning coal and wood are dangerous to human health, but it turns out that by cooling the Earth they also diminish global economic inequality, according to a new study by Carnegie's Yixuan Zheng, Geeta Persad, and Ken Caldeira, along with UC Irvine's Steven Davis. (2020-02-17)

New paper assigns dollar figure to cost from ship-borne invasive species to the Great Lakes
A new paper by researchers from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming and the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, assigns a dollar figure on the cost to the Great Lakes from invasive species that originate in the ballast water of ocean-going vessels. (2012-03-29)

In Wisconsin, 75 percent of economic benefit of Bt corn goes to farmers who don't plant it
Widespread planting of genetically modified Bt corn throughout the Upper Midwest has suppressed populations of the European corn borer, a major insect pest of corn, with the majority of the economic benefits going to growers who do not plant Bt corn, reports a multistate team of scientists in the Oct. 8 edition of the journal Science. (2010-10-07)

European cities could avoid up to 10,000 premature deaths by expanding cycling networks
A study led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has found that expanding designated cycling networks in cities could provide considerable health and economic benefits. (2018-01-15)

Obama and Trump administrations get opposite environmental assessment results
Using vast discrepancies between environmental assessments by the Obama and Trump administrations related to the Clean Water Act (CWA) as a key example, authors of this Policy Forum highlight the need for a systematic protocol for government cost-benefits analyses of proposed regulations. (2017-10-05)

FSU study: States need economic freedom to benefit from natural resources
States with small governments, low taxes and labor market freedom enjoy greater benefits from natural resource development than states with large and intrusive government policies, according to a new study by a Florida State University researcher. (2009-12-18)

Helping Chinese farmers tackle erosion, increase profits
On the steep farming slopes of China, Bozhi Wu and his research associates are finding ways to improve economic and environmental stability. They studied intercropping with corn and either setaria grass or chili peppers. (2017-09-13)

Federal disability payments encourage more family caregiving, study finds
While it's well understood what sources of income and insurance support people who experience a disability, less is known about the mechanisms of how family support changes over the evolution of a disability. A new study finds that federal disability benefits can lead to increases in other support for beneficiaries, such as in-kind assistance from adult children. (2019-12-10)

One, two, many: Deciders often shift costs onto large groups without hesitation
Most people do not act solely in their own interests when distributing funds, but instead take into consideration the consequences for everyone involved. In a publication that will appear shortly in the Review of Economic Studies, Michael Kosfeld from Goethe University together with other scholars presents the results of experimental trials in which two thirds of the test persons are insensitive to group size. (2016-09-07)

Study shows $25 billion in U.S. economic benefits from Baldrige Quality Program
If someone promised you a 200-to-1 return on an investment, you wouldn't hesitate to take it. According to a new economic study, the program associated with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award has impacted the U.S. economy by that wide margin. This story from the NIST UPDATE newsletter tells how 14 years of business and performance excellence generated by the overall Baldrige effort has resulted in an estimated $25 billion in total benefits to the U.S. economy. (2001-11-16)

Emotional distress in teens linked to later employment prospects
Suffering from emotional problems in adolescence is an important risk factor for future joblessness, irrespective of socioeconomic background, according to a new report by academics at the University of Stirling. (2016-03-29)

Greenhouse gas mitigation potential from livestock sector revealed
Scientists have found that the global livestock sector can maintain the economic and social benefits it delivers while significantly reducing emissions, and in doing so help meet the global mitigation challenge. (2016-03-22)

Local economies in Vietnam could benefit more from World Heritage tourism
An international research project funded by Kent Business School at the University of Kent and the British Council has reported on the socio-economic impacts of coastal tourism in Vietnam. (2015-11-30)

Americans don't contribute enough to retirement funds, MU researcher finds
University of Missouri researchers have found that more than 90 percent of future retirees are contributing only a minimal amount of their salaries to their retirement funds. (2013-09-30)

Increase in motorway speed limit poses risks to health
Government plans to increase the motorway speed limit in England and Wales will have adverse effects on health, outweighing any economic benefits, claims an editorial published on today. (2012-01-05)

Environmental policy, pollution and economic growth
A new study suggests that air pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in metropolitan areas results in increased pollution emissions without disrupting the economic growth from this urbanization. (2017-08-09)

Austerity results in 'social murder' according to new research
The consequence of austerity in the social security system -- severe cuts to benefits and the 'ratcheting up' of conditions attached to benefits -- is 'social murder', according to new research by Lancaster University. (2018-12-19)

Why Do Americans Want Children?
American continue to have children despite the high cost of raising them because they perceive childbearing as creating and reinforcing the most iimportant and most enduring social bonds. A new study in the June issue of Population and Development Review explores the value placed on children in a low-fertility society. (1997-06-27)

The benefits of biotech
The biotech industry boosted farming across the globe to the tune of almost $65 billion during the period 1996 to 2009, according to the latest analysis published in the International Journal of Biotechnology. $65 billion is the increase in net farm income, the farm level benefit after paying for the seed and its biotech traits. The study's authors estimate that almost half of that was derived by farmers in the developing world. (2011-09-19)

Biological diversity as a factor of production
Can the biodiversity of ecosystems be considered a factor of production? A group of researchers under the direction of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are studying the economic benefits that farmers and foresters can obtain by focusing on several species instead of just one. The benefits that biodiversity brings to society are also being studied in an extensive literature review. (2020-01-30)

Rainforest conservation worth the cost, University of Alberta shows
The economic benefits of protecting a rainforest reserve outweigh the costs of preserving it, says University of Alberta research--the first of its kind to have conducted a cost-benefit analysis on the conservation of species diversity. (2005-10-31)

NUS scientists identify optimal areas for conservation and agriculture in the tropics
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently completed a global study on the trade-offs between the benefits provided by tropical forests and its conversion for agricultural use. The team examined deforestation activities of more than 50 countries in the tropics between 2000 to 2012, and identified regions where deforestation is most and least beneficial. (2017-07-26)

Managing reefs to benefit coastal communities
Coral reefs provide a range of benefits, such as food, opportunities for income and education, but not everyone has the same access to them, according to a new study conducted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. (2014-12-02)

Researchers study value of chicken litter in cotton production
Chicken litter is much more valuable as a fertilizer than previously thought, according to an Agricultural Research Service study showing its newfound advantages over conventional fertilizers. (2010-06-23)

Trump Action on Clean Power Plan threatens air quality, health, and economic benefits
'If we overturn the Clean Power Plan we will forfeit important health benefits and undermine the longstanding American tradition of energy innovation and clean air progress, at a time when we need it most.' (2017-03-28)

Important new research on early palliative care for advanced cancer patients published
Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and Mount Sinai in New York have just published new research which for the first time provides strong evidence on the economic benefits of early palliative care intervention for people with an advanced cancer diagnosis. Their findings were published today in the highly esteemed international peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Oncology. (2015-06-08)

Publicly funded research lays critical foundations for private sector
Nearly 10 percent of US National Institutes of Health research grants directly generate a patent, a new study reveals, and more than 30 percent generate articles that are then cited by patents. (2017-03-30)

Swapping cars for shared bicycles would avoid up to 73 deaths per year
A new study underscores the health and economic benefits of the 12 largest European bicycle-sharing systems. (2018-04-19)

New book explores economic sociology of capitalism
Cornell University sociologists Victor Nee and Richard Swedberg have co-edited a new book, (2005-09-01)

Saving the economy and saving the planet
Is the recession an opportunity to move away from some traditional, and environmentally unfriendly, industries to cleaner, greener industries to create new and sustainable employment? (2009-04-21)

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