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A strong economy is one that operates at its potential and delivers a high standard of living to the entire population. Monetary, fiscal, and tax policy all play important roles in determining the level and distribution of income, wealth, and other, broader measures of economic wellbeing. Equitable Growth promotes research to improve our understanding of how these policy tools can ensure the economy works for everyone, and reduce the impact of economic downturns.

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Mitigating the impact of wildfires on homes is critical to improving U.S. economic outcomes

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Retirement tax incentives supercharge the fortunes of wealthy Americans

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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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The economic evidence behind 10 policies in the Build Back Better Act

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In Conversation with Carlos Fernando Avenancio-León

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Net worth taxes: What they are and how they work

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Recent working paper explores connection between capital investment and labor demand in the United States

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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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Retirement tax incentives supercharge the fortunes of wealthy Americans

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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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Recession Ready

Edited by Heather Boushey, Ryan Nunn, and Jay Shambaugh

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Experts on the issue

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Scott Nelson

University of Chicago

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Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato

Duke University

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Max Risch

Carnegie Mellon University

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Laura Tyson

University of California, Berkeley

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John Schmitt

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

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