Topic GDP 2.0

Some of our most prominent economic statistics measure change in the total output of the U.S. economy. But this single number approach to economic progress rings hollow with many workers, who wonder why they aren’t seeing prosperity in their own lives. The goal of our GDP 2.0 project is to break down these monolithic numbers and understand how the economy is performing for Americans of different income levels, different regions of the country, and more.

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Expert Focus: Examining and elevating the economic experiences of AANHPI populations

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Gross Domestic Product sets the tone of the U.S. economic debate while leaving working- and middle-class families behind

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New measurement for a new economy

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GDP 2.0: Measuring who prospers when the U.S. economy grows

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The imperative of focusing on racial equity in U.S. economic statistics

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Data Infrastructure for the 21st Century: A Focus on Racial Equity

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New Great Recession data suggest Congress should go big to spur a broad-based, sustained U.S. economic recovery

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Executive action to improve U.S. economic measurements

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Sovereignty and improved economic outcomes for American Indians: Building on the gains made since 1990

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