For the past couple of years, the big question in U.S. monetary policy has been when the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates. After raising short-term rates 0.25 percentage […]
Nick Bunker is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. He is the editor and lead contributor to Value Added, Equitable Growth’s daily column on economics research and the economic news of the day. Nick also leads the organization’s policy work around macroeconomics and monetary policy.
His writing has appeared in Democracy and Vox. He has been cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times and other publications. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, he was a Research Assistant with the economic policy team at the Center for American Progress. Nick graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in International Economics.
In a piece for a recent issue of The New Yorker, Nathan Heller reviews the impact of the gig economy in the United States. Heller looks at how the growth […]
In a piece in The New York Times Magazine, Harvard University sociologist Matthew Desmond outlines how U.S. government policy toward housing has become a source of inequality rather than a […]
The U.S. housing bubble burst more than 10 years ago, but the exact reasons for its inflation are still under debate. Consider the timing of the bubble (roughly 2002 to […]
Every month the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases data on hiring, firing, and other labor market flows from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, better known as JOLTS. […]
New research shows the significant decline in lifetime income growth for most men in the United States over the past six decades and provides some evidence that the gains for […]
Most measures of income—and therefore income inequality—are snapshots in time. They look at one year and treat everyone who earned the same amount of money in that year as similar. […]
Apple, Inc. has quite a bit of cash on its hands. The company has around a quarter of a trillion dollars in savings these days, with about 90 percent stashed […]
Concern that a buildup in debt around the globe is going to cause some problems for financial and economic stability isn’t controversial. The bursting of the U.S. housing bubble in […]
This is a weekly post we publish on Fridays with links to articles that touch on economic inequality and growth. The first section is a round-up of what Equitable Growth […]