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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Canada is the first country to release subannual statistics on the distribution of income. Here’s how it was done.

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In Conversation with Erica Groshen

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Structural racism and the coronavirus recession highlight why more and better U.S. data need to be widely disaggregated by race and ethnicity

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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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Disaggregating growth

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Equitable Growth Presents: Opportunities and challenges of real-time economic measurement

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Supporting tribal sovereignty and resilience for American Indians in the 21st century

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Measuring economic outcomes for all U.S. workers and their families will hold policymakers accountable to creating broad-based growth

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Racial equity in U.S. data collection improves the accuracy of research, policy evaluation, and subsequent policymaking

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Diversity in economics and data disaggregation can improve our understanding of the U.S. economy

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Understanding Climate Damages: Consumption versus Investment

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Measuring Inequality in Real Time

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Who Weathers the Storm? The Unequal Effects of Hurricanes in the United States

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Which Policies are Effective at Reducing Racial Differences in the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty?

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Expert Focus: Intersections between racial equity and disaggregation of data

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

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