Policy writer

Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz writes the “Quick Study” column for the Globe, both online and in print. He digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.

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Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

State spending is under control, except for health care

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A decade ago, about 30 percent of the state budget went to health care. Today, that number is over 45 percent.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

The road through New Hampshire

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Here’s what each of the candidates needs to accomplish before Tuesday if they want to be a contender a week from now.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Changing minds in the Iowa caucuses

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Convincing voters to change their minds at the last minute is a fundamental part of how the Iowa caucuses are supposed to work.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Are incentives like those for GE effective in building an economy?

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To attract top companies, you need to create a business environment that people are rushing to join.