Topic Fiscal Policy

Congress plays an important role in combatting recessions and supporting economic growth. The money it sends to families, workers, businesses, and communities softens the toll of recessions. Well-designed fiscal policies boost income and employment for all Americans. Equitable Growth works to improve our understanding of different fiscal policies, including how they can reduce the pain of economic downturns, reduce inequality, and support growth.

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Factsheet: Is the U.S. economy in a recession, and how does recession dating work?

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How to stop a recession by strengthening income supports in the United States

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Why the Inflation Reduction Act is key to strong, broad-based U.S. economic growth

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Request for proposals: Research grants for early career scholars

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Employment scarring research suggests benefits for aggressive U.S. fiscal policy in response to recessions

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The New Economics of Industrial Policy

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The role of private equity in the U.S. economy, and whether and how favorable tax policies for the sector need to be reformed

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Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Implications of Wage Rigidity

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Designing Climate Adaptation Funding Portfolios for Equity and Efficiency

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What monetary and fiscal policy can tell us about the U.S. recovery from the COVID-19 recession

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Seven ways the inflation debate in the United States has changed since last year and how the Fed can now recalibrate its monetary policy

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Why measuring inflation is surprisingly challenging

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Summary of Equitable Growth’s March ‘Econ 101’ briefing on inflation for Capitol Hill staffers

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