One of the first actions taken by the U.S. House of Representatives this year was the approval of a rule change requiring so called dynamic scoring for some proposed legislation. […]
President Obama today is awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a number of accomplished Americans, including Robert Solow, Institute Professor, emeritus and Professor of Economics, emeritus at the Massachusetts […]
In “Capital in the 21st Century,” Thomas Piketty of the Paris School of Economics proposes an economic theory of rising inequality over time thanks to the growing prevalence of capital […]
During the most recent push to raise the federal minimum wage in the United States, more than 600 economists signed a letter encouraging Congress to do so, including seven Nobel […]
What explains the changes in top-earning occupations over the past four decades? Perhaps the most intriguing argument about the current state of income inequality in the English speaking economies that […]
Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution takes issue with widely publicized findings that income inequality in the United States has reached the level that prevailed in the 1920s, when the […]
From providing access to high-quality education and health care for all children, to helping ensure parents who work can rise above poverty, as a society, we must consider our role in supporting every child’s ability...
As a critical driver of economic growth, women need polices that expand workforce opportunities.