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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Taxing the rich: The effect of tax reform and the COVID-19 pandemic on tax flight among U.S. millionaires

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Why the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is good economics

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Modeling future economic damages from climate change is an important and underdeveloped area of research

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Fiscal austerity intensifies the increase in inequality after pandemics

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The coronavirus recession highlights the importance of automatic stabilizers

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Green stimulus, not dirty bailouts, is the smart investment strategy during the coronavirus recession

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A missed opportunity to expand the Child Tax Credit will affect U.S. families and the broader economy now and for years to come

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Rethinking U.S. corporate governance: Impacts on workers, racial inequality, and industrial policy

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economics of the 2021 enhanced Child Tax Credit

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How the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 is promoting sustainable U.S. economic growth and mitigating climate change

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In Conversation with Lenore Palladino

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Policymakers can still use American Rescue Plan funds to bolster the U.S. child care system and ensure it has a strong future

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Measuring spending inequality in the United States in real time

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

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

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Policymakers tackling inflation can’t overlook the impact of higher interest rates on the U.S. child care market

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

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The economic evidence behind the Inflation Reduction Act and why it will boost strong, broad-based economic growth

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