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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NBER Summer Institute 2022 Round-up: Week 2

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Equitable Growth welcomes R. Jisung Park as a visiting scholar to examine economic impacts of climate change

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NBER Summer Institute 2022 Round-up: Week 1

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A Goldilocks Theory of Fiscal Deficits

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Why the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is good economics

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Child care costs are going to rise, but policymakers can help U.S. families manage these increases

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Testimony by Michelle Holder before the Joint Economic Committee on robust government investments

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

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Understanding Climate Damages: Consumption versus Investment

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The American Rescue Plan helped U.S. families amid the coronavirus pandemic and provides a roadmap for policymakers today

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Fostering academic research on U.S. economic impact payments that goes beyond the marginal propensity to consume

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Austerity policies in the United States caused ‘stagflation’ in the 1970s and would do so again today

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