Value Added – A blog

Our blog is the place where our staff and guest bloggers present clear, fact-based posts that make the connections between economic inequality and growth for the broad policy community and journalists based on the latest academic research.

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New research shows slavery’s central role in U.S. economic growth leading up to the Civil War

Inequality & Mobility
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A new report lays out the path forward for faltering U.S. Unemployment Insurance system

FamiliesTax & MacroeconomicsLabor
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How federal place-conscious policies can work to reduce regional inequality in the United States

Inequality & MobilityLabor
Competitive Edge

New U.S. antitrust legislation before Congress must mandate an anticompetitive presumption for acquisitions of nascent potential competitors by dominant firms

Competition
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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, June 15-21, 2021

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Weekend reading: Race and police use of force in the United States edition

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Father’s Day highlights why paid paternity leave should be part of all U.S. parental leave policies

Families
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Race and the use of force by police matters to build a more equitable U.S. society and economy

Inequality & Mobility
Expert Focus

Expert Focus: Intersections between racial equity and disaggregation of data

Inequality & Mobility