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Evaluating Federal Solar and other Renewable Energies Policy Following Solyndra

A research paper for ECON 396-001 Domestic Economic Policy. It addresses the history of federal government investment in new energies, the economic rationale for those investments, and the need to continue to invest in solar and other renewable energies despite the publicized bankruptcy of Solyndra. Written 16 November 2011 I. Introduction The now infamous solar … Continue reading


Spending to Save: Innovation Challenge Grants Seek Better Outcomes at a Lower Cost

This post was originally published on the Mintz Levin: Health Law and Policy Matters blog. Written by Jared Alves and Kevin Kappel Stakeholders across the health care spectrum will soon compete for $1 billion in grants offered by the Health Care Innovation Challenge. The initiative, funded as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was announced … Continue reading