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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Equitable Recovery

Fiscal austerity intensifies the increase in inequality after pandemics

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Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus recession highlights the importance of automatic stabilizers

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Coronavirus Recession

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

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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

Tax & Macroeconomics
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Addressing the ‘double gap’ faced by Black women in the U.S. economy

LaborTax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
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U.S. disability programs provide valuable benefits to low-income recipients across a range of health conditions

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Equitable Recovery

A cost-benefit analysis of The American Families Plan’s proposed investment in a nationwide public preschool program

FamiliesInequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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The coming public debt scare should not spook U.S. policymakers from investing in physical and social infrastructure

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Equitable Recovery

Completing the unfinished New Deal to overcome 21st century U.S. economic inequality

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 1

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Equitable Recovery

Fiscal austerity intensifies the increase in inequality after pandemics

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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The economic benefits of equal opportunity in the United States by ending racial, ethnic, and gender disparities

FamiliesInequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
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A new report lays out the path forward for faltering U.S. Unemployment Insurance system

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Equitable Recovery

Sustained U.S. economic recovery depends on major equitable economic investments

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