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“Equitable Growth in Conversation” is a recurring series where we talk with economists and other social scientists to help us better understand whether and how economic inequality affects economic growth […]
Slavery in the United States ended more than 150 years ago. In that time, black men have seen their relative earnings rise compared with those of white men, but the […]
The debate over the legitimacy of powerful elites seizing a bigger share of the national income and wealth pie year after year has been gaining prominence in the public conversation. […]
John Schmitt, Equitable Growth’s research director, talks to Sandra Black about her experience as a member of former President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, her transition from academia to the policymaking world, and what...
Press reports indicate that President Donald Trump’s budget, scheduled for release tomorrow, will assert that administration policies can deliver a balanced budget in 10 years by combining sharp cuts to […]
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Should-Read: Sergio Espuelas: The inequality trap. A comparative analysis of social spending between 1880 and 1930
Should-Read: Sergio Espuelas: The inequality trap. A comparative analysis of social spending between 1880 and 1930: “Using social transfers as an indicator of redistribution and three alternative proxies for inequality… […]
Must-Read: Jens H.E. Christensen and Glenn D. Rudebusch: New Evidence for a Lower New Normal in Interest Rates
Must-Read: Mark Thoma sends us to: Jens H.E. Christensen and Glenn D. Rudebusch: New Evidence for a Lower New Normal in Interest Rates: “Inflation-indexed bond prices include a real term […]
Must-Read: Michael Reich, Sylvia Allegretto, and Anna Godoey: Seattle’s Minimum Wage Experience 2015-16
Must-Read: Low-end labor markets simply do not appear to work like competitive markets. Rather, they work like markets in which employers have substantial market power—and thus minimum wage laws have […]
Should-Read: Eugene Wei (2012): Amazon, Apple, and the beauty of low margins: “Amazon’s core retail business is, I’d argue, still very secure… http://www.eugenewei.com/blog/2012/11/28/amazon-and-margins …I can’t think of a tech retail […]
Looking at the numbers, there’s some reason to be skeptical of the Federal Reserve’s implicit Philips curve.