The limits of monetary policy during the Great Recession pushed fiscal policy back to the forefront of macroeconomic policy discussions in the United States. Yet empirical estimates of the effects […]
Category: Economic Stability
Every parent hopes that their children will have a better standard of living than their own: it is a defining feature of the American Dream. Yet this opportunity is fading […]
Taking a closer look at the Child Tax Credit, the second-largest provision in the U.S. tax code (after the Earned Income Tax Credit) benefiting families with children.
“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 and stability.
The top 1 percent income earners in the United States hit a new high last year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
In the second installment of the interactive Mapping Student Debt project, we document that the geography of student loan delinquency is highly racialized.
In the first installment of the "Equitable Growth in Conversation" interview series, Equitable Growth's own Heather Boushey talks with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers about secular stagnation, market power, and more.
Heather Boushey testifies before the D.C. Council on the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015.
How do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy? Looking at what’s happening at the top of the income and wealth ladders is a good place to start.