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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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Closing the billionaire borrowing loophole would strengthen the progressivity of the U.S. tax code

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Doubling down on cuts to the IRS is bad for the federal budget and for tax fairness in the United States

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Six years later, more evidence shows the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act benefits U.S. business owners and executives, not average workers

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Why measuring inflation is surprisingly challenging

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What are the distributional effects of monetary policy?

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Closing the billionaire borrowing loophole would strengthen the progressivity of the U.S. tax code

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Doubling down on cuts to the IRS is bad for the federal budget and for tax fairness in the United States

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Six years later, more evidence shows the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act benefits U.S. business owners and executives, not average workers

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Employment scarring research suggests benefits for aggressive U.S. fiscal policy in response to recessions

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The New Economics of Industrial Policy

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The role of private equity in the U.S. economy, and whether and how favorable tax policies for the sector need to be reformed

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Geospatial Heterogeneity in Inflation: A Market Concentration Story

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Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Implications of Wage Rigidity

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Recession Ready

Edited by Heather Boushey, Ryan Nunn, and Jay Shambaugh

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Laura Tyson

University of California, Berkeley

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John Schmitt

Economic Policy Institute

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Vanessa Williamson

Brookings Institution

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Jon Steinsson

University of California, Berkeley

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Andres Drenik

University of Texas, Austin

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