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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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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NBER Summer Institute 2022 Round-up: Week 2

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Three observations from the kick-off of a new consensus study by the National Academy of Sciences on measuring U.S. economic inequality

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Jobs report: Amid continued job gains, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander workers experience the U.S. labor market in different and often hidden ways

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More frequent disaggregated data on U.S. income inequality would improve economic research and inform policymaking

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Six charts that explain how inequality in the United States changed over the past 20 years

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The U.S. economy is in its fourth decade of rising inequality amid the need for more accurate data on its consequences

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Expert Focus: Advancing the frontier of economic data creation and measurement

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In Conversation with Jonathan Fisher

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Testimony by Jonathan Fisher before the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth

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