In Conversation

“Equitable Growth in Conversation” is a recurring series where we talk with leading economists and other social scientists to help us better understand how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability.

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June 14, 2018
By Heather Boushey,

Equitable Growth in Conversation: Michael Strain

“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. In this installment, Equitable Growth’s Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey talks with Michael R. Strain, the John G. Searle Scholar and […]

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December 26, 2017
By Elisabeth Jacobs,

Equitable Growth in Conversation: Richard Reeves

“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. In this installment, Equitable Growth’s Senior Director for Family Economic Security and Senior Fellow Elisabeth Jacobs talks with Richard Reeves, senior fellow in […]

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October 18, 2017
By Heather Boushey,

Equitable Growth in Conversation: Kimberly A. Clausing

“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. In this installment, Equitable Growth’s Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey talks with Kimberly A. Clausing, the Thormund A. Miller and Walter […]

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September 28, 2017
By Elisabeth Jacobs,

Equitable Growth in Conversation: Joan Williams

“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. In this installment, Equitable Growth’s Research Director Elisabeth Jacobs talks to Joan Williams, distinguished professor of law, the University of California, Hastings Foundation […]

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July 20, 2017
By Heather Boushey,

Equitable Growth in Conversation: Robert Solow

“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. In this installment, Equitable Growth’s Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey talks with Robert Solow, institute professor, emeritus, and professor of economics, […]

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June 22, 2017
By Heather Boushey,

Equitable Growth in Conversation: David Weil

“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. In this installment, Equitable Growth’s Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey talks to David Weil, currently the Peter and Deborah Wexler professor […]

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May 24, 2017
By John Schmitt,

Equitable Growth in Conversation: Sandra Black

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 she’ll take away from her time on the CEA.

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April 27, 2017
By Heather Boushey,

Equitable Growth in Conversation: Brad DeLong and Marshall Steinbaum

In this installment, Equitable Growth’s Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey talks to Brad DeLong of the University of California, Berkeley and Marshall Steinbaum of the Roosevelt Institute, her fellow editors of the soon-to-be-released After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality.

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November 3, 2016
By Heather Boushey,

Equitable Growth in Conversation: an interview with the OECD’s Stefano Scarpetta

Equitable Growth’s executive director and chief economist Heather Boushey talks with Stefano Scarpetta, the Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, about how high levels of inequality are affecting economic growth in the organization’s 35 member countries and possible policy responses.