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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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Why cost-benefit analysis of tax regulations has failed, and how to fix it

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The coronavirus recession highlights the importance of automatic stabilizers

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Expert Focus: The consequences of economic inequality among Latinx groups in the United States

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Can policymakers reverse the unequal decline in middle-age U.S. homeownership rates?

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Racial and ethnic inequality in consumption smoothing

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Recessions during young adulthood and U.S. racial income inequality

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Recession Ready

Edited by Heather Boushey, Ryan Nunn, and Jay Shambaugh

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Umberto Muratori

Georgetown University

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Daniel Reck

London School of Economics

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Emi Nakamura

University of California, Berkeley

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Andrei Levchenko

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Nathan Jensen

University of Texas at Austin

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