Topic Economic Inequality

Economic inequality is the unequal distribution of income and wealth and it has been rising in the United States in recent decades. Questions about whether and how this rise in inequality affects economic growth and stability are fundamental to Equitable Growth’s work, which explores how economic inequality impacts individuals and families across a wide range of issues, and what policies might address these challenges.

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In Conversation with Mehrsa Baradaran

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The logistics of a reparations program in the United States

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Eight graphs that tell the story of U.S. economic inequality

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A plan for equitable climate policy in the United States

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The coronavirus recession and economic inequality: A roadmap to recovery and long-term structural change

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Gender wage inequality in the United States: Causes and solutions to improve family well-being and economic growth

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 3

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Expert Focus: From academia to the administration, Equitable Growth scholars transition to executive branch

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 2

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 1

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Climate change among many issues discussed at annual Western Economic Association International conference

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Fiscal austerity intensifies the increase in inequality after pandemics

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Average inflation targeting by the Federal Reserve and U.S. consumer expectations

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A note from incoming Equitable Growth President and CEO Michelle Holder

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A temporary increase in inflation is not a long-run threat to U.S. economic growth and prosperity

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Evidence from the 2020 election shows how to close the income voting divide

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June jobs report: What the coronavirus recession means for foreign-born workers in the United States

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